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post #46 of 68
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I do know one thing, can we get the rain out of the way before I get there next week, damn, it is pouring here right now, and it sucks...looks like rain Thur and Fri, I arrive at 9:30 Thur morning.
post #47 of 68
Hey guys- Count me in as well. Given that I just moved here two weeks ago, I will be coming stag.
post #48 of 68
Great, will see you there. I'm leaving for DC in an hour, and will see you all next Friday
post #49 of 68
Okay, once we get there, how do we meet up with each other? Do we ask for the table for Styleforum or what? Eric
post #50 of 68
First of all, we are 10 so far for dinner at the SF meet-up next Friday, April 8, including the wives and gfs. Secondly, the recent thread on Zaytinya and its reservations policy is about to be repeated.  Lauriol Plaza, the restaurant we had settled on, also does not take reservations.  I spoke with both the hostess and the manager and got the same answer. Despite the size of our group, they will not take a reservation.  We walk in and take our chances. I have made back-up reservations (for 12, to allow for last-minute arrivals) at two other places: Perry's (1811 Columbia Rd., NW in Adams Morgan) and Cafe Asia ( 1720 I St., NW).  Both are for 7:30.  Both serve good food.  The food at Perry's might be described as New American: local ingredients with spices, sauces and prep styles from other food cultures.  Cafe Asia is what it sounds like: Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese and sushi. (Perry's also has a sushi bar.)  Both are very good-looking places with fine people watching.  The crowds skew young (and are correspondingly attractive).  Cafe Asia is larger: a two-level loft/duplex type place with a sparse, modernist look.  Perry's is more sit-down, although it's big and active.  A large, informal group would more likely find itself at Cafe Asia than at Perry's. Cafe Asia will also be cheaper.  The down-side is that Cafe Asia is in a neighborhood with no nightlife whatsoever, the Midtown of Washington.  The World Bank is a block away, it's that kind of neighborhood.  Perry's is right in Adams Morgan.  Much more fun to go to and to hang out in. So, we have three choices.  1) Go to Lauriol Plaza and wait for a table for 10 to open up.  2) Go to Cafe Asia.  3) Go to Perrys. I'm going to throw in a vote for going to a place where we have a reservation.  Waiting for a table for 10 at prime time at a popular place on a  Friday night does not have much appeal.  Between the other two, I lean slightly towards Cafe Asia, but only slightly.  The combination of lower price and bigger space does it for me.  And DC has cabs for people who want to go out afterwards. I would especially like to hear from the DC locals who go out more often than I do or have been to these places.  And if anyone attending has a strong (or unshakeable) preference, please speak up. I apologize for this complication.  I know making these arrangements can be frustrating and a pain, but I did not want to spring a long wait on everyone without letting you all know about it.  I'll be following the posts or you can PM me. Nick
post #51 of 68
I would very much prefer Perry's and don't like the idea of going some place without a res. I dislike Asian food even more than I dislike Mexican food.
post #52 of 68
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I just want to get together, hell I'll pick up a bucket of chicken from KFC and a bottle of Boone's Farm and we will meet at the Vietnam Mem if you want...just let me know, and ben too so I have a ride. Thanks again Ben.
post #53 of 68
sorry been out of it, is there still a plan? also prefer Popeye's to KFC, sorry ernest.
post #54 of 68
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We are still doing the thing, just not sure where
post #55 of 68
I agree that we should go to a restaurant where we have a reservation. I have been to both places mentioned, Cafe Asia for lunch and Perry's for dinner.  Both are good.  If this dinner was going to be a month from now, I would say Perry's hands down -- its roof deck is fantastic.  Alas, it looks like the weather will not be warm enough for outdoors dining.  I have a slight preference for Perry's.  Its menu is more accommodating to a variety of tastes, and it is in a better location.  
post #56 of 68
Any other DCers been to Cactus Cantina on Wiscounsin? One of my old roomates manages there, I could talk to her about getting a table reserved or something, but its mostly tex-mex food. Eric
post #57 of 68
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Has anyone made any final decisions for Friday night?
post #58 of 68
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Has anyone made any final decisions for Friday night?
modsquad and I are currently having discussions of possible places . . . factoring in all the different preferences of the attendees has made the task more difficult than anticipated.
post #59 of 68
I am pleased to report that we are GOOD TO GO for Friday night, April 8. We will meet at 7:30 pm at Gordon Biersch, 900 F. St., NW, which is on the corner of 9th & F Sts. It is one block from the Gallery Place metro. Gordon Biersch is a spacious, reasonably priced, centrally located, boisterous, youthful brew pub with a large menu of perfectly good food. In short, it's perfect. I feel confident that this is a good choice and I will say, gently, that this is set in stone. The guest list so far: Nightowl, Scnupe7, Eric, Hopkins Student, Ambulance Chaser, RJ Man, Mr. Checks, Modsquad. The reservation is in my name. I think you all have my cell phone if you need to reach me Friday night. If not, and you would like it, PM me. Thanks to Ambulance Chaser for the idea, to Eric for his offer to pull strings at Cactus Cantina and thanks to evryone for your patience. Nick
post #60 of 68
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I am pleased to report that we are GOOD TO GO for Friday night, April 8.  We will meet at 7:30 pm at Gordon Biersch, 900 F. St., NW, which is on the corner of 9th & F Sts.  It is one block from the Gallery Place metro. Gordon Biersch is a spacious, reasonably priced, centrally located, boisterous, youthful brew pub with a large menu of perfectly good food. In short, it's perfect.  I feel confident that this is a good choice and I will say, gently, that this is set in stone. The guest list so far: Nightowl, Scnupe7, Eric, Hopkins Student, Ambulance Chaser, RJ Man, Mr. Checks, Modsquad.  The reservation is in my name.  I think you all have my cell phone if you need to reach me Friday night.  If not, and you would like it, PM me. Thanks to Ambulance Chaser for the idea, to Eric for his offer to pull strings at Cactus Cantina and thanks to evryone for your patience. Nick
Perfect. Only four blocks from my apartment. See you guys there. I'll be the bald black guy. Adrian
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