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  1. We don't make a big deal about sweets anymore, for health reasons, concentrate more on meat and vegetables. In addition to the traditional roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes, g,reen beans and salad, I think we'll smoke a goose. My husband's family had a tradition of a roast goose but every time we tried it, it was like a fat bomb went off in the oven. But googling about, it seems like smoking a goose would drain the fat slowly. Hmmm. Maybe also smoke a duck? How about you? What are you up to?
  2. It falls to me to make reservation (for June, don't worry) for special occasion dinner for 7 in the District. Not really worried about price because I am not paying Only trick is that youngest generation is vegetarian while oldest generation is decidedly not. Online menus or sample menus at Metier, Kinship, and Mirabelle suggest practically nothing for the teen vegetarians. And I would prefer not to put them in the awkward position of having to ask for something off-menu (and would optimally prefer that they have actual options rather than both having to order "the one vegetarian app and
  3. Hey, everyone. My wife is turning 40 in August I'm looking for a private or semi-private space for a seated dinner for between 10 and 20 people on a Saturday night, preferably in Virginia or DC. Would love to keep it under $100 for drinks and food, but have been looking at Jose Andres places and this appears to be around the going rate. You only turn 40 once, right? Thanks for the help!
  4. Edit: one of our options is Kinship (we loved our meal there this summer, probably the best we had all year), and my spouse says he wouldn't worry about the B-team there, given the high quality. Do you think that's safe?
  5. I have what very well may be an impossible task. I'm turning 30 in late June, and plan on celebrating with my girlfriend, my twin brother, my other brother and my parents. My girlfriend and father will eat anything. My twin doesn't like seafood. My older brother and mother are both vegetarians (no fish). I try to avoid pork, but otherwise the more adventurous, the better. We don't want a white table cloth formal experience (i.e. no Kinship even). Any thoughts? Tail Up Goat won't take reservations for 6. Arroz seems too casual. Convivial is maybe my favorite place in the city, so it's
  6. I know I recently read an article about chef's tables, or restaurants within a restaurant recently, but I can't recall where I read it. Celebrating a birthday in a couple of days, and I'm looking for a place that's a bit different. Help appreciated!
  7. So - the daughter is turning sixteen shortly and wants to go out for a fun, mostly upscale dinner with the family on her big day. Any suggestion from the galley? I lean towards more food-centric places, so this is outside my wheelhouse. Hoping to pay ~$50/person with only 2 drinking wine, so most places are game. Georgetown to Chinatown areas are game. Thanks!
  8. Hi all, My lovely girlfriend is turning 30 next month. We have been together for a while now and live together, so this isn't a celebration for someone whom I expect to be in my life for the short-term. The night before her birthday, I want to take her out to a nice dinner. Her favorite food is sushi ("I could eat it every night"), but she is quite an adventurous eater as well. Recently, while at Kinship, when I was discussing the impending hoping of Metier and its likely cost (I guessed around $300 a person), she expressed disdain for such expense. Still, she enjoys being pampered on h
  9. Eatruneat and I know a LOT about the DC dining scene but I need some help from my fellow DonnyRockers on this one because of the variables involved. My friend is looking for a place to go for his brother's 30th birthday and he wants it to be a memorable experience as you can probably imagine. Here's where it gets tough. My friend has a gluten allergy and is also lactose intolerant. On top of that, his brother's girlfriend is a pescatarian. Lastly, they want to keep the price point around $100 per person if possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
  10. DR-- I used to be a frequent poster, but kids have taken me out of the dining circuit for the last 5 years or so. Husband is turning 40 this year and would very much like to go to Rose's Luxury but the logistics are too difficult for us. What is a place that feels special but is not "stuffy." Examples of places we love are Obelisk, Komi, Palena Cafe (RIP). We also like Mintwood Place, Ripple (although our last meal was only OK), but would like something a little more special for the 40th. Husband is not into "trendy" food, like Minibar. Would Fiola Mare/Fiola feel too corporate/stuffy?
  11. Heading up to NYC in June to celebrate our ten year anniversary. Where should we have dinner? Looking for someplace bold, unique and FUN. No fussiness or stuffiness. just to give a sense of what we are interested in, we will try for Ko, but are not optimistic. Thanks!
  12. Hubby and I are celebrating our anniversary in NYC next weekend, and we are looking for a spot for a nice dinner on Saturday night. We are staying in Tribeca, so the closer to that neighborhood, the better. The twist is, we really don't care about getting reservations because we always prefer to sit at the bar - so wherever we go needs to have that option (even if we'd have to wait a bit). Thoughts? Thanks!
  13. Ok, so Hubby and I were supposed to be going to Connecticut for my birthday, but that didn't pan out. Trying to figure out an alternative for this Saturday night. I was thinking either dinner and then cocktail bar, or kind of a leisurely crawl to a couple different venues that have good cocktails and snacks. But of course I only have one week notice, so reservations are probably going to be a little tricky. I know for sure there will be at least 6 of us, but there could be more, at least for the drinking part. I was thinking Shaw/U St/ Convention Center as areas in which to peruse choices
  14. Dear members, I need your most valuable assistance. This Saturday, May 9,will be exactly one year since the Mrs. and I relocated to D.C. from sunny Florida. Since this was the right decision personally and financially, we would like to celebrate and she wants to dress up a bit (me, not so much but I have no choice ). I know this is somewhat of a late notice, but I am looking to book a nice place for dinner where we can both enjoy a good meal. We usually frequent ethnic and "hole in a wall" places, but would prefer something more upscale (DC or VA) this time around ($200 budget for food,
  15. I'm on the hook to book a spot to celebrate the 80th birthday of a dear Uncle coming into town. He loves, loves, loves Italian but has more old world, red sauce and even Italian-American tastes. Something like Roberto's 8 (we'll just be 6) or one of the Fiolas won't work because the food is too elevated and I don't think he'd appreciate it. I know many of the more moderate Italian spots. Places like Dino's, a place in Old Town whose name escapes me at the moment, Sorriso in Cleveland Park, Casa Luca, etc. Bebo Trattoria is a bit too sophisticated and also in flux since Chef Stefanelli ha
  16. Hi everyone, I posted last week about dinner around GMU's campus in Fairfax before graduation. Thanks for everyone's help on that one. Now, I'm planning dinner in DC (or VA) for the next night. Without a need to be anywhere, we can go pretty much anywhere, and the budget is extremely flexible (no Inn at Little Washington or Citronelle, but otherwise, it's limited only by the guilt I'll feel when my parents get the bill). During Restaurant Weeks of the past couple of years, I've eaten at most of the area's big name restaurants, but I rarely go there when I have to pay full price. There will
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