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Jan 17, 2008 09:26 AM

Saturday Lunch near 28th & 5th! HELP!

A bunch of college friends of mine are coming up from Maryland this weekend and when we head into the city I want to take them out to lunch. They've all decided that they want to go to a museum on the corner of 28th and 5th, an area I'm not very familiar with. All I know is I want to take them to lunch before we hit up the museum, I'm looking for something fun, with good food, simple is nice I don't want to scare them (I know one of them occasionally swears by hot pockets, sorry all), and cheap/moderate would be preferred, absolutely nothing fancy. Otherwise my only requests are indoors and please keep it a close walking distance to 28th and 5th, not all of them enjoy the cold and it's supposed to snow this weekend.

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  1. the sex museum?

    suck it up and take them to shake shack. i think they have heaters installed.

    1. penelope's, vezzo ,hill country

      1. You should check out Hill Country if you like BBQ. It is pretty close by and can handle large groups.

        You might want to try some mapping sites like google, askcity or to find restaurants in the area.

        1. Yes the sex museum, my friends have interesting taste, and I thought of the shake shack, but I'm wondering whether or not heat lamps will be enough, two of them are girls who can't stand the cold. Vezzo and hill country look good except that we're doing pizza for dinner the night before and BBQ that night. Penelope's looks good and we may end up there for brunch because lunch doesn't start until 4pm on saturdays. any other ideas for lunch?

          1. Tiffin Wallah has a great indian lunch buffet - $6 but not a hole in the wall, nice place to sit. There is a new Lebanese place llili on 5th between 27 and 28th.