I’m more of a Mel’s Drive-In type, certainly alongside alternate options like Middleburg’s Red Fox tavern. I bought this little pin on the spot a few minutes ago. Mel’s is plain and beautiful with a perfect indoor climate on hot days, and I adore the absence of tasting menus. On the other hand I’ve been in love with Pier Luigi in Rome since my first visit there in ‘01. It’s a little complicated.