Comfort Food from Around the World
The Irish are known for those big, hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dishes that combat the brisk winds of the Emerald Isle, and at Samuel Beckett’s in Arlington’s Shirlington neighborhood, you might as well be stopping into a neighborhood pub in the heart of Galway. Head straight for the “Traditionalist” section of the menu (available for dine-in or takeout) for comforting dishes like Shepherd’s Pie with organic lamb, veggies and Jameson mashed potatoes in a rich Guinness gravy (of course), or try the lamb stew served with Irish brown bread.
Let’s face it. A big steaming bowl of soup is always a wonderful thing during the winter months, and there’s something that’s just a bit more special about a huge bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho. Clarendon’s Nam Viet, a longtime favorite for locals since the mid-80s, fits the bill. Nam Viet’s family recipes have been passed down through generations, using the best ingredients from Southeast Asia and working with local farms that bring the best, highest-quality meats for entrees. The traditional pho ga takes chicken noodle soup to an entirely new level, or you can enjoy your pho with a kick with bun bo hue, a spicy beef pho that is guaranteed to warm you up quickly.