Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Tyler Cowen Ethnic Dining Guide

Tyler Cowen, he of Marginal Revolution and he who should be the next NY Times columnist, has updated his dining guide and has created an html based guide to complement his blog based guide.  

I've been to a couple of Tyler Cowen's "SOME PLACES YOU MUST TRY" list:

Hong Kong Palace- this place is incredible. Always packed.  Get the lamb with cumin.

Horace & Dickie’s Seafood Carryout- I don't share Cowen's enthusiasm for Horace & Dickie's but then again I am not such a fried fish fan.  The Macaroni is mediocre, the Collard Greens are average.  It definitely has character, though. Surprisingly, D.C. does not have a good offering of reasonably priced soul food.  Georgia Brown's, which is a good deal more expensive is supposed to be quite good.  Though Georgia Brown's is really a higher end low country cuisine place.  I have also heard good things about the Florida Avenue Grill.

Shamshiry- This place always hits the spot.  Persian food is simple and a bit bland, but tasty nonetheless.

Fogo de Chao- Don't eat for days in anticipation.  Fogo de Chao is a massive meat orgy.  The salad bar alone is worth it.  This place is simply excellent.

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