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Posted on | December 13, 2013 | No Comments

foodie news photo 1By Debby Critchley

Crystal City Harris Teeter Reopened
For all of you who have been patiently waiting, the Harris Teeter (HT) at South Glebe and Jefferson-Davis Highway (Route 1) has reopened. It closed due to a sewage accident over a year ago. You will see a lot of familiar faces in the newly renovated store. John Scott, the assistant manager, is back, along with a great team of associates. Do you need something special in the meat department? Ask for Gladstone or James. Don’t miss the new addition of a dry aged meat chest. If you’ve never had a dry aged ribeye or porterhouse, you don’t know what you’re missing! As well, the sushi counter is putting out combinations and is more than happy to prepare custom orders. The seafood section offers beautiful fish along with great service and innovative recipes.

Don’t forget the three different hot food bars: Asian, Pizza and American. You can get meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, Chinese meatballs and orange chicken or wide variety of freshly prepared pizzas, whole or by the slice. HT also offers a beautiful deli counter where, unlike many stores; the prepared items are made in store. I tried the South Park Chicken Salad. It was filled with fruit and large pieces of white meat chicken – very tasty. You’ll find poached salmon, chicken and a changing variety of other dishes.

The store layout hasn’t changed, and everything is fresh and new. If you haven’t been to a Harris Teeter before, you should try this store.

foodie newz photo 2Just Opened!
Savi Café has opened in Del Ray. It’s the talk of the local listservs in the ‘hoods. I haven’t been there yet, but I understand it sells delicious, fresh locally sourced meals. They also carry Swing Coffee. I’ll report on them next month.

foodie newz photo 3Go Ethiopian in the Evening
Did you know that the Caboose Café on Mt. Vernon Avenue serves Ethiopian food at dinner time? The owner is from Ethiopia and brings her delicious selections to the neighborhood each evening. I recommend the vegetable combination entrée; it is a transporting experience.

foodie news photo 4Finding Houdini
Pork Barrel BBQ is offering a year’s worth of free food to whomever tracks down Houdini, the three-year-old red merle Australian Shepherd who escaped earlier this fall in Del Ray. “I love dogs,” said Pork Barrel BBQ owner Bill Blackburn. “I have two dogs myself, and I would be devastated if we lost one of those.” Houdini has been seen in the Rosemont/Washington Masonic Temple area. If you see him, don’t chase him. Take a photo of Houdini and call the “Lost Dog Team” immediately at 609/805-1413 or 703/618-1998.

See you at the table…
“Eat to live, don’t live to eat.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Debby Critchley is an avid foodie, a Forever Home foster parent and lives in Beverley Hills. If you have foodie newz for Debby, email foodienewz@thezebra.org.

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