Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shrimp-n-Sushi in Arlington, VA

Hailey and I took a ride to Arlington, VA (right outside of DC) to visit with my sister and Porter, and to see my parents new house they just settled into that very weekend! Trips to Arlington typically result in lots of great wine, fun food, coffee, and just good times. Friday night when I got in, we met my parents at Clyde’s at Mark Center for late dinner/drinks. They usually frequent there on Wednesdays for their $10 bottle of wines and shrimp from the half price raw bar from 4 – 7 pm and 10 pm – midnight. We had the shrimp cocktail for starters with wine, Erin had the Cream of Crab soup and crab cake dinner that was divine, Dad ordered the bacon cheeseburger, and my mom and I ordered the Stuffed Chicken Breast which was stuffed with spinach, prosciutto, provolone, basil and tomatoes, and placed on top of mashed potatoes! We ended the night on a sweet note with Clyde’s Brownie Sunday-warm chocolate brownie topped with hot fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream and freshly whipped cream. Helped me fall into a food coma slumber as soon as we got back to Erin’s..check out Clyde’s!

1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone (703) 820-8300

Saturday night after a fun wine and cheese visit with Erin’s friend Aly and new baby Max, then driving over to see our parentals beautiful new house, we decided to head to Shirlington and have some sushi at PING by Charlie Chiang’s. We started with wine, edamame and coconut shrimp (tempura shrimp in sweet coconut flakes and coconut milk sauce) and then let the sushi ordering was some of the best sushi I’ve had in a long time and I now love the soft shell crab and blue crab meat sushi rolls-soooo good! Below was some of the other things we had ordered…
Spicy salmon
Spicy tuna
Dynamite- white tuna roll, topped w/ spic mayo, blue crab meat, crunchies and then baked
Soft shell crab- jumbo soft shell crab, avocado, scallions, Thai sweet chili sauce
Nigiri-Toro (fatty Tuna Belly)

PING by Charlie Chiang's
4060 Campbell Ave. Arlington, VA 22206

So if you are ever in the Arlington/Alexandria area, I highly recommend visiting/wining/dining at each restaurant. They are about 3 miles away from one another, so why not visit both!

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