Join us today at 11 AM to chat with Ann Limpert. Have questions about the closure of beloved steakhouse Ray’s the Steaks? Where to hang out this Capital Pride weekend? Or maybe you just need a dinner recommendation. Leave a question now, and Ann will get to as many as she can this morning.
Ann: Good morning! Hope you have all had great weeks. I spent last night eating my way through our super-fun annual Best of Washington party. A few highlights: Daikaya’s four-course set-up; Chiko’s meal-sized spicy noodles; and the Dabney’s faux Dorito with smoked-catfish dip. Oh, and Oyamel’s delicious margaritas. If I’m a little foggy this morning, I blame you, Jose.
Earlier this week, I checked out Hot Pot Legend in Rockville. Part of a Chinese chain, it’s a little different than other area hot pot spots, in that you select your broth (we went with a split bowl of tomato and spicy), then grab a tray and pick your own all-you-can-eat ingredients for dipping from a wall of grocery-store-like shelves. The sauce bar is extensive, and there are staff suggestions for mixing your own. My favorite combos came courtesy of the friend I was dining with, who let me know that a mix of fermented tofu, chive sauce, and chili oil is best suited for thin slices of lamb, and sesame oil with a heap of garlic, scallions, and cilantro works with just about everything else. The quality of the broths was good, and the ingredient display included some wildcards, like Spam and quail eggs.
Anyway, send me your questions on hangovers, hot pot, or anything else. Ask them in the form below; the chat transcript shows up underneath.