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lunch recs near old convention center site

jlwnc Oct 20, 2006 02:37 PM

I am going to Cirque this weekend and understand it is at the site of the old convention center.
Can anyone give me lunch recs nearby? Looking for under $15 per person, any cuisine is fine.


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    Steve Oct 23, 2006 01:16 AM

    Full Kee for duck stuffed with shrimp paste or Chinatown Express for xiao long bao - ask for these as you might not find them on the menu easily.

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      MakingSense Oct 20, 2006 05:08 PM

      Capital Q (707 H, NW) has Texas barbeque.
      Matchbox (713 H, NW) has burgers, terrific brick oven pizza.
      Check their menus on-line.
      All depends on your bar tab however.
      Once you get to that block there's other choices of cheap Chinese, etc. Even some dreaded/dreadful fast food if you run short of time.

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        LisaB Oct 20, 2006 04:55 PM

        How about Fado? It's an Irish Pub, but has some delicious food. It's on 7th Street between H and I.

        1. Geoff Oct 20, 2006 04:32 PM

          For that price, I think your best bet (frankly, it's a good bet regardless of price you're looking for!) is Teaism, at 8th and D NW. it's just a little walk away.

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          1. re: Geoff
            debit Oct 20, 2006 05:49 PM

            Good call. I was just in there the other day and discovered they now have a chocolate version of their addicting salty oat cookies. MMMMMM.

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