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inigo hello

Do you know DC?

Posted on 2009.02.02 at 09:49
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Morning all! (Woot! Snow! School closures! Guess who's going to be making a snow Dalek later! :D)

Anyway, edging round to the point. I'm appealing to the Americans on my flist, and/or anyone with a decent working knowledge of Washington DC.

I'm coming over in April (yay!) with my beloved OH, not to mention a party of sixth formers. Coincidentally, we're coming the day after my - well, let's just say it's a landmark birthday. As such, I'd really like to go out for a really nice lunch somewhere with the OH to celebrate. And I was wondering if anyone might be able to recommend a venue.

I don't want anywhere particularly posh, as we'll probably be mooching around in jeans. But if you know of anywhere really nice, interesting, a bit special, that kind of thing, I'd be dead grateful. :)

(Also, if by chance any of you are in or around DC in the week after Easter, it'd be lovely to meet up. :) )

Thank you!


hambelandjemima at 2009-02-02 10:09 (UTC) (Link)
Don't know anything about DC, but Snow Day, woot! I don't think we've got enough snow to make a House Elf much less a Dalek, but my youngest's school is closed, so we'll probably go out later to fling a bit of snow around *g*

I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-02-02 10:22 (UTC) (Link)
Good innit? *vbg* Still chucking it down here, so maybe we can have Snow!Dalek v Snow!Cyberman. It's times like this that I wish I had a sledge.

*throws snowball at you*

*sends lorry load of spare snow for you to build house elves galore*
scotschik at 2009-02-02 11:47 (UTC) (Link)
A snow day! Make sure to take photos of your snowdalek! *queue rampant jealousy*

Check out this website: http://www.dcfoodies.com/ The name kinda gives it away, but its a review site for restaurants (fancy and otherwise) in DC, and is quite highly regarded in the area. I'd imagine you can probably find somewhere on it, and it mentions suitable dress too, so you won't turn up in jeans to a suit and tie place... *queue further rampant jealousy!* *g*
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-02-02 12:02 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh thanks for the link - that looks just the thing! :) Don't be jealous - unless you have a burning urge to spend several days supervising a large crowd of over-excited teenaged boys (late teens, admittedly) in a foreign country! We should be able to escape them for the odd lunchtime, though, with luck.

*sends you some of the spare snow that hasn't already been sent to Hambel*
duckyone at 2009-02-02 12:23 (UTC) (Link)
I should be more familiar with DC than I am seeing as how I live in Baltimore. scotschik has the right idea though, there are tons of websites that will give you dining information.

I also have access to the Metro system and a cheap train ride to Union Station and no plans to be doing anything Easter Week. I haven't been to the museums in years, I'm about due.
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-02-02 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
YAY! I genuinely wasn't expecting to get a 'yes' to that bit, I was just being hopeful! That would be wonderful - last time I went, I got inside the Smithsonian about as far as the shop, and managed to find my way round the National Archive, and that was me done when it came to museums, apart from a bit of gazing wistfully at front doors!

I'll figure out what the timetable is for the trip and let you know. Also, tell me if there's anything you want bringing over from the UK.

*does the excited jiggly dance of happy*
GRITS in Misery
gritsinmisery at 2009-02-02 14:11 (UTC) (Link)
I emailed Hubs, who is in and out of there on business quite a bit. We'll see what he says.
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-02-02 14:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :D I'll look forward to that. The weblink I've been given is absolutely fantastic, I must say, but nothing beats a little bit of inside knowledge. :)
GRITS in Misery
gritsinmisery at 2009-02-02 15:26 (UTC) (Link)
Mindy Klasky (Maddrey) is a friend of mine who lives in DC and has been at various times an international-trade-agreements lawyer, a law librarian (she hated the law and went back to school for a graduate degree in library science) and is now a full-time writer in both the fantasy and romance genres. She's our go-to person on all things D.C.

She says:
Yikes - I don't know where they'll be in town, or how much they want to spend, or how many they will be, but.... Here are a few ideas, all located in Penn Quarter (around 7th and H - near the almost-totally-former Chinatown, the Verizon basketball and hockey arena, and within a few blocks of all the subway lines):

Tony Cheng's Mongolian Barbecue: diners collect food (lots of different veggies, lots of different meats) in bowls and hand them over to chefs who cook them on a giant metal grill (just like the Mongols did with their shields, er, sort of) - great for people with different dietary restrictions and interests, reasonably priced, and good (especially the sesame rolls served to each table)

Matchbox: a pizza and mini-hamburger joint with *great* food, but it can be crowded, and I wouldn't recommend it for a large group

Jaleo: authentic Spanish tapas, with a broad variety of small plates, including cold and hot tapas, another place that's great for vegetarians and carnivores to dine together (but a place that can get pricey if people are ravenous.) They've got some nice Spanish wines.

Zaytinya: Mediterranean small plates, expertly prepared, with a lot of veggie and carnivore variety

I hope these help!




Men come and go, but magic is forever. Right?

So, that's what I know.
saintvic at 2009-02-02 17:53 (UTC) (Link)
I too know nothing about DC but am really hoping you managed to make a snow dalek as that would be brilliant (that's my inner 8 year old there......oh hell it is my inner 31 year old too).
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