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BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

In Italian on December 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm

1 Towne Centre Boulevard  Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Mezza Chicken, Spinach & Bacon Flatbread (Grilled Chicken, Spinach, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Green Onions, Mozzarella & Provolone)

Crispy Shrimp Napoli Shrimp with Green Onions & Lemon Butter, Charred Tomato Napoli Sauce

Pasta BRAVO! (Rigatoni, Grilled Chicken & Mushrooms in Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce)

BRAVO'S Famous Cheesecake (Topped with Caramelized Sugar & Creme Anglaise)

Tre Dolce (Torta di Cioccolata,Tiramisu & Warm Berry Cake)


The Otter House

In American on December 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

1005 Princess Anne Street  Fredericksburg, VA 22401

I had been eyeing this place for a long time, but was disappointed with both the food and the service.

The smiles of my friend and I were wide when we caught sight of the gravy and queso fries.  The appetizer was tasty, but would have preferred to savor the crispness of the fries with a gravy and queso dip, rather than have to pry each fry from the artery-clogging concoction.  The burger selection was creative with choices like the Gus Burger (Taylor ham, fried egg and cheddar cheese) and Surf & Turf Burger (topped with lump crab meat and house hollandaise sauce), but neither had the “wow” factor.  I would have liked to try the Salisbury Burger (topped with mashed potatos & gravy), but sadly it was not available as a trio.

The waiter was friendly, but often unavailable and our burgers and fries took upwards of a half hour to prepare when there was only one other table present.  Our waiter left without announcing the end of the shift or that we would be served by another waitress for the remaining time.  After the underwhelming food and irritating service, I will not be returning.

Gravy and Queso Waffle Fries

Burger Trio (Gus, Surf & Turf, and Classic Burger)

South Vietnam House

In Vietnamese on December 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

1623 Carl D Silver Parkway  Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Crispy Spring Rolls

Chicken, Beef & Pork Skewers

Beef Noodle Soup with Well Done Brisket

Vinh Kee Restaurant- Best Pork Chops

In Chinese on December 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm

3103 Graham Road #D  Falls Church,VA 22042

Deep Fried Spicy Pork Chop

Stir Fried Fish Fillet With Vegetables

Shanghai Cafe

In Chinese on December 25, 2011 at 7:35 am

100 Mott St.  New York, NY 10013 (no website)

Fried Tiny Buns with Pork

Fried Tiny Buns with Pork

Steamed Tiny Buns with Crab Meat and Pork

Steamed Tiny Bun with Crab Meat and Pork

Steamed Tiny Buns with Pork

Steamed Tiny Bun with Pork

Grand Restaurant- Best Dim Sum

In Chinese on December 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

40-21 Main St 3rd Fl  Flushing, NY 11354 (website coming soon)

Rolled Sponge Cake Filled with Pudding

Scallion Dumplings

Buddhist Vegetable Roll (Chinese Fried Dough in Rice Rolls)

Chicken Feet

Roast Pork Pastries

Roast Pork Pastry

Shrimp Spring Rolls

Shrimp Spring Rolls

Imperial Palace

In Chinese on December 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

13613 37th Ave Flushing, NY 11354 (no website)

Lobster Sticky Rice

Lobster Sticky Rice

Mushroom E-Fu Noodles

Crispy Fried Seafood Rolls

Peking Style Pork Chop

Jumbo Shrimp with Walnuts in Mayonnaise Sauce

Jelly Fish with Sliced Cold Meat

East Wind

In Vietnamese on December 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

10414 Main St  Fairfax, VA 22030

Spring Rolls

Spring Roll

Beef Noodle Soup

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup