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Free noms at Central!

SandyCat Dec 2, 2010 07:04 AM

Worth pushing people over for?


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    Elyssa Dec 2, 2010 08:28 AM

    Shhhhh you are letting the secret out! :)

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      SandyCat Dec 6, 2010 01:49 PM

      Um, I guess I should clarify the term "noms." It just means food. You know those occasionally funny photos of cats with captions on them? The term nom comes from those. It's basically an imitation of the noise people and anthropomorphized animals make when eating intently, "om-nom-nom," or more commonly, "omnomnom." For absolutely ridiculous examples of this, go to http://www.omnomnomnom.com/

      In short: if you are on the internet a lot (and by "a lot," I mean an obscene amount), and under the age of 30, this is an informal, slang term for food.

      1. hill food Dec 2, 2010 03:51 PM

        " tuna nicoise deviled eggs"

        whoa, that sounds seriously good. that's going on the table at the next cocktail party.

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          c oliver Dec 2, 2010 04:37 PM

          I'm hoping DC 'hounds will go and then give us details. That DOES sound like a keeper, doesn't it?

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            Elyssa Dec 3, 2010 07:32 AM

            I'm going on next Friday. Not sure if they feature all the dishes at once or only one a day, but I'll let everyone know.

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          rHairing Dec 2, 2010 05:05 PM

          Someone is into the chili cheesesteak fries as it's listed twice:)

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            MikeR Dec 3, 2010 04:37 AM

            This is what people are eating at bars today? I guess I'm out of touch. I'm still eating popcorn, peanuts, or Chex mix. ;)

            I don't go to bars very much, as you might surmise.

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            1. re: MikeR
              c oliver Dec 3, 2010 06:45 AM

              That's where we had our lunch the other day - at the bar. Actually on a corner banquet that was very comfortable.

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              dc_foodie_girl Dec 3, 2010 05:30 AM

              Thanks for the tip, SandyCat! Am a HUGE fan of Central and will be there, but not pushing people over...

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                Steve Dec 8, 2010 07:24 PM

                Went to Central for lunch today (excellent corned beef) and asked about the free food - they serve one per night. Last night it was fried oyster. I am not sure you can expect to be treated to seven or eight different tastes.... or noms.

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                1. re: Steve
                  hill food Dec 8, 2010 11:14 PM

                  Steve, if you work downtown it's a perfect excuse to work late, impress the boss (be sure to send out those 8:30 PM e-mails) and reward yourself with a treat! (and become a recognized 'regular' in the process)

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