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Which Restaurant Do You Want To Visit, But You've Procrastinated ... And Why?


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Amoo's- I don't know why, I guess we just don't go to McLean often.

The Grill Room- cost, saving it for a special go.

Fiola Mare- a little pricey and Georgetown.

Taco Bamba- we have taco places we already go and this is just enough out of our normal way.

A whole bunch of places on H St, because it's a pain in the butt for us to get to.

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My list is shameful really.

Red Hen (have tried twice to no avail)

Rose's Luxury

Fiola Mare

Mintwood Place

The Partisan

Izakaya Seki

Inn at Little Washington

I have more, but those are highest I suppose. I'll add Ben's chili bowl since it was mentioned. I'm embarrassed I consider myself a foodie, have lived here over 15 years and have never been.

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Pupatella. I live in Silver Spring, almost directly on the other side of the Beltway, and work in DC. I just don't get out to Arlington very much.

Osteria Morini -- I haven't been because I don't go to baseball games so I need to make a special trip just to go to the restaurant.  And I'd want to go on a day when there isn't a baseball game.

I made a special trip for Osteria Morini last February and was glad I did. I'm never in that part of town unless for a (rare) baseball game.

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Sushi Capitol, Daikaya Izakaya, Izakaya Seki, Sushi Taro

Don't know anything about Japanese food. Feel like I need to go with someone who knows something about it to help me select things. I will eventually just do this on my own, but that's the reason for procrastination.

Ditto

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Sushi Capitol, Daikaya Izakaya, Izakaya Seki, Sushi Taro

Don't know anything about Japanese food. Feel like I need to go with someone who knows something about it to help me select things. I will eventually just do this on my own, but that's the reason for procrastination.

I would be up for this, as well, if we could find someone willing to go with us with a bit more knowledge on Japanese food.

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I would be up for this, as well, if we could find someone willing to go with us with a bit more knowledge on Japanese food.

Kogiya. I've gone but never with folks who wanted to try the AYCE option.

When I read these posts, the first thing I thought was that these seem like great ideas for DonRockwell gatherings.

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When I read these posts, the first thing I thought was that these seem like great ideas for DonRockwell gatherings.

I would probably go to both, depending on my schedule! Let's do it.

little serow--I'm vegetarian and don't eat fish (or fish sauce) so the no substitution thing makes it a nonstarter.

I don't have many friends who really want to do the whole really spicy and no substitutions thing, even if I want to go.

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I am leaning to Izakaya Seki. They take reservations for parties of 5-8 people only, so there's a possibility. I don't know the logistics though. Should I call the restaurant first for dates and times available? Put out a Don Rocks call for 8 participants? And propose a date and time?

I pm'd DR just now.

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I am leaning to Izakaya Seki. They take reservations for parties of 5-8 people only, so there's a possibility. I don't know the logistics though. Should I call the restaurant first for dates and times available? Put out a Don Rocks call for 8 participants? And propose a date and time?

I pm'd DR just now.

Yes!  Great idea :)

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I am leaning to Izakaya Seki. They take reservations for parties of 5-8 people only, so there's a possibility. I don't know the logistics though. Should I call the restaurant first for dates and times available? Put out a Don Rocks call for 8 participants? And propose a date and time?

I pm'd DR just now.

Yes!  Great idea :)

I would call and speak with Cizuka mid-afternoon - I suspect she'll be happy to accommodate a group of 8 (especially on an off-night, and especially if you don't mind sitting upstairs). Remember also that Jeff has all but come right out and invited us to Grapeseed - both would be great places for a get-together. Both of them have been active members of this website, and I think milling through the threads, looking for chefs, GMs, and owners who actively participate here, is the best way to say "thanks" for being part of the community. I could rattle off a lot of names, but I'm afraid I'd leave someone out - if you've been reading the forum, you know who they are. Honestly, that's the best way to pay *me* back as well - having restaurants actively participate here has been one of my core values since our inception, and I'm always happy when we get a chance to show them our support.

BTW, I was getting caught up with recent PMs (the older ones - like, over a month old - that I haven't yet opened are a disgrace, but I'm still going to read and reply to them); I've fallen behind today, so I've got about 10 from the past 24 hours that are still unread - I'll get to them soon, maybe tonight. Let me know what I can do to help - that's what I'm here for.

I want to at least mention: I've tried to help before (right now I'm thinking of the picnics), and not only were my offers shunned, but a couple people who shunned them are no longer even active on the website (*headdesk*). I almost fainted when someone recently wrote me and belittled me for our picnics becoming failures. This is probably why I should just sprout some stones and make announcements, rather than being so apologetic for being pro-active in doing things that I *know* are in people's best interest. As a general rule, my priorities have recently been, in order:

1) Stay out of people's way when they want to do something

2) Help however I can, whenever someone asks me for help

If you want a hundred people at the Spring picnic with a mix of restaurant-sponsored dishes and member planned-potluck, I can do it - just give me the go-ahead and two volunteers.

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I am leaning to Izakaya Seki. They take reservations for parties of 5-8 people only, so there's a possibility. I don't know the logistics though. Should I call the restaurant first for dates and times available? Put out a Don Rocks call for 8 participants? And propose a date and time?

I pm'd DR just now.

Izakaya Seki is a place I've been wanting to try for ages too and have never made it.

If there's still room (and the date works) my wife and I would be interested in joining the group.

Hopefully they'll have the ara yaki available (that Mark Bittman wrote about a while back)!

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