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Dinner Around the 9:30 club

cooperc Mar 11, 2009 01:02 PM

Going to a show at the 9:30 Club this Friday night. Yay Modest Mouse! Anyways the doors open at 8, but we would like to grab dinner before. Would prefer something cheaper to moderate. Open to any type of food. Just needs to be quick, as we don't want to stuck at the back of the venue. Thank you so much!

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    elegantelliot RE: cooperc Mar 11, 2009 01:30 PM

    bens chili bowl

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      elegantelliot RE: cooperc Mar 11, 2009 01:30 PM

      and they have food in the venue as well

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        katecm RE: cooperc Mar 11, 2009 01:47 PM

        Etete is about a half block away, and the food comes out very quickly. Plus, it's a fun way to start a night - not stuffy.

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          Elyssa RE: katecm Mar 12, 2009 09:38 AM

          This would be my choice as well. I went with my cousin recently and the food came out almost 10 minutes after ordering. Very fast and tasty!

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            joann.hill12 RE: katecm Mar 12, 2009 03:05 PM

            Third Etete...fast and fantastic (and cheap doesn't hurt!).

          2. monkeyrotica RE: cooperc Mar 12, 2009 04:20 AM

            HIGHLY recommend The Greek Spot. Tasty, cheap, and a great bunch of guys. Their vegetarian dishes aren't shabby either.

            Greek Spot
            2017 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

            1. miller_time RE: cooperc Mar 12, 2009 09:36 AM

              Before a 9:30 club show - we usually eat at Vinoteca - about 2 or 3 blocks away.
              If you can make it before 7pm, their happy hour is pretty good - all wines by the glass are $5, and they have $7 sliders (2 w/a salad)

              1940 11th street NW, Washington, DC 20001

              1. Dennis S RE: cooperc Mar 12, 2009 05:08 PM

                If the Irish place across the street is still open, they had great fish as well as shepard's pie.

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                  monkeyrotica RE: Dennis S Mar 13, 2009 04:26 AM

                  That would be Duffys. Yes, they're still open. Great happy hour specials. One of the few places that serves National Bohemian. Fish and chips are tasty.


                  2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

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                    Melanie RE: monkeyrotica Mar 13, 2009 10:48 AM

                    Oddly, Duffy's isn't having happy hour pricing from March 12th-March 16th (per the website)

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                      Elyssa RE: Melanie Mar 13, 2009 10:51 AM

                      Probably because of St. Patrick's Day

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