Virgil on January 16, 2013

Mateo tapas Five Maudies – Highly Recommended My brother-in-law and his wife, Anastasia, introduced me to this unbelievably wonderful restaurant in downtown Durham, North Carolina. I was passing through on my way to Washington, DC. Mateo is a fairly new restaurant and it was packed on a Sunday evening. Reservations are a must any night […]

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Virgil on January 23, 2012

I am on the Le Bernardin email list and just got what I think may be the first email from them. It was a promotion for their “Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2012” tasting menu. Naturally, the 14th is sold out, but there are, at least now, seats available on Feb 11th. I would be there in a […]

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Virgil on November 20, 2011

If you have read my posts about the mess halls in Afghanistan, you will know that the food is horrible, penitentiary inmates get better food and would be suing and winning if they got the swill they serve here. Some FOBs (Forward Operating Bases) actually have restaurants. On FOB Ghazni, we have the Oasis Restaurant, […]

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Virgil on December 19, 2010

Five-Maudies – Highly Recommended As far as I am concerned, Bistro 491 is tied as the best restaurant in Augusta. Only one other shares this standing, La Maison. The two are different, so a direct comparison cannot and should not be made. Bistro 491 rocks. The restaurant has been around for 10-years and I had […]

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Virgil on December 13, 2010

Five-Maudies – Highly recommended Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Augusta. Very upscale, you actually get sorbet before the main course. You can wear a shirt and slacks. I would not recommend jeans or t-shirts. This is the ideal place for a romantic dinner. Wine list is exceptional, has been commended by Wine Spectator […]

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