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Informal (ideally cheap) Group Dinner and Drinks

gatorfoodie Feb 12, 2008 05:55 AM

Big group of friends (12+) going to a show at the improv. I'd like to grab something to eat / drink before the show. We're fine to metro to farragut (west or north). There will be some on a "student's budget" so I'd like to keep it reasonable for them. Just looking for a comfortable place to have something to eat and enjoy a drink or two.


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    dcandohio RE: gatorfoodie Feb 12, 2008 06:06 AM

    Cafe Asia, especially if you will be there for happy hour.

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      gatorfoodie RE: dcandohio Feb 12, 2008 06:18 AM

      That would be perfect, but it will be on a Saturday, so unfortunately, happy hour is out.

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      WashDC33 RE: gatorfoodie Feb 12, 2008 06:24 AM

      What about Nooshi on 19th (btwn L and M I think)?

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        polly parker RE: gatorfoodie Feb 12, 2008 09:20 AM

        vappiano's could fit the bill. i've heard really good things, although i haven't been (meaning to though). i've walked by and it has a nice set up. located really close to the improv on the corner of 18th and M (i believe).

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          dckw RE: polly parker Feb 12, 2008 01:45 PM

          Vapiano's is a good place to grab something to eat before a show. It's quick, inexpensive, and everything is made-to-order. I like their pasta with lime butter and mint and they have an appetizer of prusciutto and figs that's very nice.

        2. monavano RE: gatorfoodie Feb 12, 2008 01:53 PM

          Famous Luigi's on 19th St. would be great for pizza and Italian.


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            CMACDC RE: gatorfoodie Feb 12, 2008 02:32 PM

            Malaysia Kopitiam on M Street is a great place to go with a group and is not that far away. The food is a bit more exotic than Italian but still accessible and great.

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