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master815k Feb 5, 2008 07:38 AM

I have reserved a community center for my husbands graduation from medical school. Now, all I need is the food! I am having at least 50 people and price is not a huge concern. I want the food to be good, but can't come up with any ideas. I live in Bethesda, so anywhere in Montgomery county or near would work. I thought of Urban BBQ, but I wanted to go a step up from that. Any ideas would be great! Thanks!

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  1. antdistrict Feb 5, 2008 08:13 AM

    Does Jaleo cater? I know they do in house...that might be interesting.

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      master815k Feb 5, 2008 09:10 AM

      I love Jaleo, I guess it's just a matter of calling around. If anyone knows specific places, or knows how the food travels, let me know.

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        HilkaryIC Feb 6, 2008 09:38 AM

        Jaleo doesn't cater, but Fiesta in a Box catering was started by a former chef at Bethesda's Jaleo. IT IS NOT JUST MEXICAN FOOD. Their tapas menu is outstanding. The food is interestng and delicious. I know the name is corny, but you will not be disapointed. They are also extremely easy to work with. My personal fave is the pear and blue cheese empanadas.

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        Fiesta in a Box Catering
        2121 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

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      bachinskin Feb 5, 2008 12:16 PM

      You might try Sol de Espana in Rockville. When they were in Bethesda (under the name Andalucia) I know they did catering, especially large vats of paella.

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        keithdcil Feb 6, 2008 06:01 AM

        I don't know if it's a step up from Urban BBQ, but Chicken on the Run on St Elmo St in bethesda does party meals.

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          bachinskin Feb 6, 2008 06:56 AM

          Lebanese Taverna is another possibility. There is one in the new Rockville Town Square and a smaller on at Congressional Plaza. I have been to parties catered by them and the food was really good.

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            DCDOLL Feb 6, 2008 08:25 AM

            You can never go wrong with LebTav! Their food is the best middle eastern in the area.

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              master815k Feb 6, 2008 06:02 PM

              Thanks for the ideas, I like leb taverna, but I think Fiesta in a Box is a little out of the price range. I can't do $30 a person. :-)

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