Ngau Kee Food Cafe is an old school, family-run Hong Kong-style restaurant well known in the neighborhood for good, inexpensive, homey Cantonese food. Unfortunately, Ngau Kee's landlord doesn't share the same appreciation for awesome food, and the restaurant is closing this Sunday, April 21.
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Part of the reason I'd want to live in Hong Kong: so I can eat Yat Lok's roast goose and roast pork over and over and over and over again.
Popeye gave spinach some street cred, and fried green tomatoes went up a few notches after the early '90s film. Will the same go for Pixar's popularization of the stewed veggie dish of the minute? Celebrated D.C. chef Michel Richard—a favorite source for our Cook the Book series—heard his kids sweating the summer's animated flick and created an appetizer version for his five-month-old brasserie, Central (located a few blocks from the White House). When asked about the recent addition, burly celeb chef Richard got all sappy, thinking about his childhood in Northern France. The dish "was like a sunny warm dream of tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini, with the smell of flowers and basil." Ahhh, how heart-warming. Kind of like the...