Wednesday, August 24, 2011
4075 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
In my ongoing search to find a neighborhood restaurant, I went to Rustico (owned by the Neighborhood Restaurant Group which also owns Tallula) which always looks busy as you drive by. I went with my two nieces and my parents as they came down to visit the DC area for a day. As you walk in, the setting is stark and elegant but not too much so that it doesn't promise a casual dining experience.
New York, NY 10075
This isn't so much a review but more of a homage to what has become one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. I've been to Sushi of Gari several times now and it has never failed to impress. There are a few locations in the City but I prefer the original (which is saying a lot since it is located way up on a sleepy block on the Upper East Side). The space is very small and when you enter, you can't help butting into the hostess station but the intimacy of it all is very appealing.