Foggy Bottom Restaurants
Good Thai or Mexican or Other restaurant within walking distance of GW's Lisner Auditorium. Going to see Ina Garten.
I'd go with 'other.' Eat early in the bar area of Taberna del Alabardero. Half-price tapas and sangria for happy hour. Only a couple of tables plus a bar, so get there early.
Fun!! I saw her at Sixth and I Synagogue. I loooove her!
I agree with Steve's rec about the happy hour deal at Taberna. It's one of the best deals in town! I think you just need to order before 7pm or so.
Another option would be District Commons...again not Thai or Mexican but still good. Next door is the burger joint Burger Tap and Shake. I haven't been personally but I hear good things.
I'm going to jump on the "other" too and suggest Ris. We've been there many times, but this past Saturday was the first time we ordered the Marquee menu. What a steal! $35 for 3 courses before 6:30 or after 10:00. Sweet potato/bourbon soup to start; grilled quail & pappardelle with mushrooms for mains; sorbet for dessert. All delicious.