Monday, December 28, 2009

Restaurant: Tako Grill

Restaurant: Tako Grill
Web Site: (Urbanspoon Link)
Address: 7756 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-7030

December 28, 2009 - Likes it - I wish sushi was cheaper, because I could sit here and eat all day. Very good service and food right on Wisconsin avenue a few blocks north of Metro. Full variety, and I haven't had anything bad here yet. Bento boxes seem popular at lunch time from looking around the room, but I haven't tried them yet.

(I posted this on Urbanspoon, which is a great application, by the way).

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis South

City: Indianapolis, Indiana (Greenwood)
Chain: Hilton
Property: Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis South/Greenwood
Address: 5255 Noggle Way, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone Number: 317.888.4812

Check Out: November 2009

9 stars out of 10

South of the city off the beltway.

Place was so new you could still smell paint and carpet. Lobby is nice and spacious, staff were courteousNo mini-bar, nice bathroom. Lobby had a breakfast dining option.


  • Safety: 1 (in the middle of nowhere)
  • Dining: 1
  • Bar: 1
  • Internet: 1
  • Wireless in Common Areas: 1
  • Work Space, Power: 1 (enough outlets)
  • Shower: 1
  • Air Conditioning, Bed: 1
  • Common Areas: 1
Total: 9

Last Visit: November 2009 ($129)

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Restaurant: Oakville Grille and Wine Bar

Restaurant: Oakville Grille and Wine Bar
Web Site:
Address: 10257 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 897-9100

Not in downtown Bethesda - out Old Georgetown Road at the small shopping center where Democracy Blvd. connects.

A small place, but the menu was varied (but not too long) and the wine list is pretty good. We've been here twice now, and both times the meal was enjoyable and the service nice. Different specials, soups, etc. The cooking is a little French, but I wouldn't call it a French restaurant.

(Update 3/5/2010): Another visit, same good service. Nice Oregon Pinot, swordfish for entry. Starting to like the place a lot, particularly for exploring wine.

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