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D.C. Eats, seeking suggestions!

If you want everything Vietnamese, the Eden Center in Arlington, VA is everything you ever wanted, and Pho.

The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: East Coast Contenders

Ben's Chili bowl not getting any love? Half-smokes are delicious

What to Drink at Thanksgiving: Beer

I went with Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre last year and it went great with the meal. Any of your favorite pumpkin beers could work as well, and The Bruery's Autumn Maple (at a serious 10.5% abv) is rich, sweet, and a good dessert beer. Broaden your horizons, go craft beer.

Cook the Book: 'Good Eats 2: The Middle Years'

Alton's take on sweet potato pie. mmmmmmm......

Serious Beer: The Best Pumpkin Ales

Agreed with the other posters: DFH Punkin is the best in my book, Southern Tier if I want a dessert, and Smutty nose comes in third as the most balanced I've had.

AHT Giveaway: Burger Eclipse T-Shirt from Threadless

In the beginning, the Lord created the heavens and the earth and all that other good stuff. Six days of creation made him deservedly tired, so on the seventh day he took a break and made himself a cheeseburger. While constructing the most perfect cheeseburger, a coincidently perfect celestial body of the same make up was accidentally spawned. It was too perfect to destroy, so It was hidden in a distant galaxy in order to maintain it's purity and to motivate man to seek it out.

Poll: How Do You Eat String Cheese?

Eating string-by-string just tastes better for the same reason milkshakes taste better if you have blown bubbles in it, soup tastes better slightly slurped, beer tastes better when drunk outside next to an open flame, and everything tastes better when eaten standing up.

Slice Poll: Best Frozen Pizza?

Def California Pizza Kitchen. Solid on flavor (for frozen) with interesting varieties, if your down with chicken and pineapples :)

What's the Weirdest Sandwich You Make?

Toasted wheat slices with a generous spread of thick Greek yogurt, hot sauce, and red pepper flakes. Don't knock it until you try it.

Your All-time Favorite Beers and Why?

1)Everyday: Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre

Big Beers: Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Old Guardian

In general I love most beer styles/breweries but am partial to west coast hops.

2)Anything that makes a beer distinctive and enjoyable.

3)Snifter or tumbler, preferably my DFH 22 oz. goblet :)

4)The Belgians were the first to get it right, but my 3 favs are all US (DFH, Stone, Sierra Nevada)

Everyone seems to love but I hate...

I also wanted to add Fo-meat imitation veggie products like soy burgers and 'imitation vegetarian chicken'. If you are a vegetarian, there are plenty of natural, tasty substitutes to meat. If you need to trick your mind into thinking the plants your are eating are ground beef, maybe you don't really want to be a vegetarian.

What's your favorite bean (if you have one)?

I love edamame, but surprised there aren't more votes for Lentils.

Gotta love Lentils

Mother's Day Giveaway: Peanut Butter & Co. Chocolate Bonbons

Hands down her beef vegetable stew loaded with beans, tomatoes, and carrots.

Eating Out in Myrtle Beach

Most of the places in Murrels Inlets a few miles south of MB have good local seafood, particularly Diving Fish House. If you want the best local stuff though, trot further south down hwy 17 and try a few places on Pawley's Island.

What Lost Family Recipe Would You Like to Find Again?

Grammy's Thanksgiving turkey gravy. I have spent years of my life unsuccessfully trying to recreate it.

England vs America

@Hilfy message me and I will offer numerous suggestions for true American craft beer and proper ales. But on better food, I agree with you.

Each country has their own traditional fair, but it comes down to which imported flavors you prefer that were brought in by immigration. For the UK, it is middle eastern and Indian (the current British national dish is chiken tikka masala) and the US is Central America and Asian Pacific depending on your regions.

I have been in London for 6 months and I have been taking full advantage of curries which I love, but I sorely miss Tex-mex and proper burgers/chili.

In the end both are good, but I would say the US for shear variety due to size and diversity.


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