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Where to host a 40th B'day party?

Looking for a spot in the DC/NOVA to host a 40th B'day party with around 50 guests. Must haves: GREAT drinks, GREAT food, GREAT atmosphere. My 40th was at No. 9 Lounge (upstairs from Evening Star) and LOVED it...looking for similar. Any suggestions?

your favorite burgers and beef ribs in washington, DC area ...including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Tysons Corner, etc

Most underrated burger in town is from 'G Street Foods'. Believe me, I've been to all the places mentioned here but there's something special about the G street's a very simple, no frills burger but for some reason it is just perfection! I've convinced all my co-workers to try it and EVERYONE says it's their favorite burger.

G Street Food
1706 G St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Where to buy USDA Prime on the cheap?

Thanks everyone! I ended up going to Costo yesterday and purchased a 16lb full rib roast. The meat department manager said they never carry Prime grade rib roasts but he said the cuts they had looked decent. Two years ago, I purchase a 3-bone standing Prime rib from Wegmans, aged for 21 days, and it was the best thing I've ever eaten. Last year purchased a fresh 'prime' standing rib from a local butcher and it tasted just like what i would expect from a standard bar/grill....big globs of fat still intact...meat was tastless. I hope this Choice cut will taste as good as the Wegmans cut after 12 days of ageing in my fridge. I'm going to try something different and cook it on my SMW to save oven space. Not sure what wood to use though...

Where to buy USDA Prime on the cheap?

Looking to purchase 2 Prime Rib Roasts for Christmas but not aged. The usual suspects (Wegmans, Whole Foods, Giant, etc.) only carry Choice roasts or Prime that is already aged. I'm trying to save a few bucks and age myself. Once place that 'claims' to have Prime is Springfield Butcher but I've had too many bad experiences with them. Any suggestions??

Chef Geoff's - mmm or meh?

I love Chef Geoff's! It's not a total foodie spot but it's one of my favorites for a group in the downtown area! Not stuffy, great food, and not 'touristy' like Old Ebbit Grill. Another great spot is on the next block - Ceiba. South American dishes but you can find some familiar dishes for the kids as well - and they have the best drinks around. Founding Farmers has awesome food but always packed.

Founding Farmers
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Chef Geoff's Downtown
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004