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    by DennyP Updated Nov 14, 2011

    ROSSLYN
    Located in Rosslyn, and in a very predominant position is the Iwo Jima Memorial . This memorial is dedicated to the brave men of the United States Marine Corps in the Second World War that battled there way up to the very heights of Mount Surubachi to plant the "stars and stripes" denoting for all on the heavily defended Japanese Island to see that the Island was "taken" (secure). Well, it was far from secure at the time as there was still more bitter fighting to come. The labourious job of dislodging the Japanese defenders from there strategic strongholds in caves was avery costly exercise for the Marines. The temporary flagpole was found to be not high enough and was then replaced with someting more substantial in height for all on the Island to see.,the Island was finally secured and at a huge cost to these many gallant soldiers of the US Marine Corps that gave it all on this not so pleasant island.

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    by gkitzmil Written Jun 11, 2009

    If you Love unusual beer, this is your place! While they also serve Budweiser and iced tea (well, all popular beverages) this is the place for famed Dogfishead beer. While not brewed here, the beers are always unusual. Their Indian Pale Ale has a wonderful balance of malt and hops with just the right hint of sweetness (for my taste) and a rich, bold flavor. The have their famous 60 and 90 IPAs and they blend the two for a 75 IPA (the number refers to how long the hop addition takes place: study brewing to learn more or just relax and ask for a taster!).

    They also have their HIGHLY unusual beers such as an apricot and hops beer or a beer aged in a special wood. But either buy a sampler to find what you like or if you need to decide between 2 just ask for a little taste.

    Nice decor, friendly staff... and there is good food

    Favorite Dish: the Warm Three Cheese Crab dip is wonderful: crab meat, roasted garlic, cheddar, marscapone, and herbed cream cheese, served with a wood grilled baguette and in-house chips

    Wood grilled pizzas are great -- I tried crab, asparagus, and wonderful toppings

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    by davecallahan Written Nov 1, 2007

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    Applebees provides a bright eating area with smiling servers. The wait for a table on a busy evening can be 15 minutes because customers get comfortable in their booths and tend to sit and chat over dessert. I know we do.

    The seating is comfortable; the environ is clean; there are plenty of knick-knacks on the wall to discuss. After you get seated by the hostess, the waitress takes your order for apettizers and Applebees has some good ones (spicy buffalo wings, onion rings and a 5-in1 sampler).
    It only takes about 5 minutes to get your drink and appetizers so you best be reading the menu to make your decision before the waitress gets away to another table.

    If I am going to have dessert (which we usually do here), I tend to eat a bit lighter. The chicken fingers platter with honey mustard sauce and side salad is normally a good choice. My wife eats a bit more hearty, like the bbq ribs platter with fries and cole slaw. After the meal we usually split one of there ice cream and pie desserts. The apple crunch is a great choice.

    The tab normally costs between $15 and $20 per person and you usually have a doggy bag to go too.

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  • by Traveller830 Written May 31, 2006

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    Drive-up/walk-up coffee kiosk on RT 7, serving the best coffee (hot, iced and frappe) and smoothies in the area! Beats Starbucks, hands down! Offers punch cards for frequent buyers and is now selling some eats to go with the drinks. Great product, great service, friendly staff, and fair price!

    Favorite Dish: Mint Chip Frappe. On a hot day, there's nothing better than this sweet treat!

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