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Delivery in Alexandria?

Ah hah! I knew SOMETHING had to exist for the area. Awesome site... thanks!

Aug 13, 2008
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Delivery in Alexandria?

One answer to my own question... delivery.com delivers from 3 local restaurants - one pizzaria and two Chinese restaurants.

Aug 13, 2008
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Delivery in Alexandria?

Do any of y'all know a delivery service... or non-pizza places that deliver... in the Del Ray/ Alexandria area?

My husband and I used to live in Arlington - and really liked DrDelivery.com for the occasional dinner delivery. Neither of us are feeling like pizza, and Dr. Delivery doesn't delier to Alexandria.

Now, we're in a new house... have totally ripped out our kitchen (not even a microwave)... and I'm 9 months pregnant, today - and feeling completely pooped. He's busy working on the house while he still has a little daylight and I REALLY don't feel like going back out to order and pick up take out.

Suggestions?

Aug 13, 2008
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Columbia, SC girl's night?

Aww - the Gervais & Vine place looks fun, but I called and they said they don't accept reservations... and that Saturday evenings, they're really busy. I'm not sure if I'm comfortable showing up with a group of 9 and just hoping for the best... would we ever get a table?

Mar 07, 2008
insomniac2007 in General South Archive

Happy Hour in Savannah?

Thanks for the suggestion! We ended up going to the Blue Moon Brewing Co. - and it turned out to be great. There was enough room for folks to circulate, the beer was good... the place did get really crowded as the evening went on - but it was super easy for all of our out-of-towners (most who stayed at the Marshall House) to find. As the place got more busy, the food service got REALLY slow... kinda expected and understandable - but still a little frustrating at the time.

But a big plus for the younger crowd - the ghost tour starts at Moon River... so, after food and socializing with the family, everyone that was in the mood for a bar-crawl just stumbled on out the front door.

Ultimately, it was a great time.

Mar 06, 2008
insomniac2007 in General South Archive

Columbia, SC girl's night?

I'm hosting a bachelorette party in two weeks and am looking for a good girls night out restaurant in Columbia. Any ideas?

Right now, I have reservations at the Melting Pot - I figured it'd be a fun group meal... and chocolate and cheese...

BUT - are there any other really unique or fun places around... any Columbia secrets? Thanks!

Mar 06, 2008
insomniac2007 in General South Archive

Happy Hour in Savannah?

So, I'm trying to decide where to host a Welcome to Savannah happy hour for my incoming friends and family. ...on a Friday, for a good sized wedding crowd that'll come and go throughout the afternoon. I need more than a bar - less than a sit-down dinner. A nice combo of the two options would be great... preferably down by the waterfront... even better, if there's a deck or a view and entertainment.

Any ideas?

There are obviously a lot of straight up bars - but not so appropriate/comfortable to invite the grandparents to. I am hoping for something a little more all-age friendly. Also, there are a ton of great restaurants... many with bars... -but not having much of a happy hour scene. IE - it'd be awkward to hang out for several hours... especially when we'll be starting around 3:30 or 4.

Does anyone know anything about Tubby's Tank House?

What else?

Apr 18, 2007
insomniac2007 in General South Archive

Oysters in DC

Oooh, I definitely like the oysters/happy hour at Old Ebbitt. I totally go along with the previous recommenders on that one. ...not my favorite for full entrees, but oysters and happy hour - they've got down.

Feb 20, 2007
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Lunch in Old Town?

Oui! So many places to go! If you like chili - the Hard Times Cafe is always tasty. If you want a good beer selection plus good food, try Bilbo Baggins at 208 Queen Street - about a block or so up from the water. If you like sushi or seafood, the Flying Fish on King St. is great. If you like Lebanese, I totally recommend the Pita House at 407 Cameron Street.
Oh - and if you want awesome food with a very cool/eclectic atmosphere to boot, check out the Stardust Restaurant at 608 Montgomery Street. I was very impressed with the food, when I was there about a month ago.

Feb 19, 2007
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Breakfast in NOVA?

Wahooo! Looks like there's hope for me yet! ...I may have to do a little traveling - but breakfast is not lost after all. :-)
I stumbled across the Silver Diner this morning. Although it's a chain, it was kinda fun - and had a decent crabcake benedict.

Feb 19, 2007
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to eat in DC??

Oooh - go to Annapolis for crabs! There are tons of places, depending on your desired formality. I personally love Cantler's Riverside Inn... very informal, but lots of fun - if you want to spend the evening whacking things with little mallets. Also, Buddy's in Annapolis is fun. -both have great food and are fun, but can get a little noisy at times... so don't go for the nice intimate dinner.

As for IN Georgetown... If you want to try something a little different, Zed's is a great Ethiopian restaurant. Everything your group orders is served family style - on one platter... usually on injera (a really cool - kinda spongy flat bread).

For a nice dinner, I really enjoyed the 1789 Restaurant near the university. It's right over The Tombs - a great little bar... if you're needing to wait for a table or something.

Mie N Yu (Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, some Asian influences, - ethnic fusion) has a really fun atmosphere, and it's right on M Street. I think it would be an entertaining evening, if you're looking for something that would be good for a family. -also very date appropriate. On Friday and Saturday nights, they have belly dancers... otherwise, it has great wine and food - a neat bar area... and again, the atmosphere is really unique. The place hasn't been around that long - so it isn't what I'd consider a local staple - but, definitely worth checking out.

Feb 18, 2007
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Breakfast in NOVA?

Hey - so maybe this is just the dilemma of a newly transplanted Southern girl... but, does anyone know where to get a good breakfast around here? I'm not talking Sunday brunch. I'm not talking a pastery from the coffee shop. I'm talking - a real breakfast. You know... the kind that I'm beginning to think people up here don't do very often.

Eggs? Toast? Grits (maybe that's a stretch)? ...ok, pancakes? ...although I'm a vegetarian - bacon? You know the type.

I know about Bob & Edith's... it kinda reminds me of the Waffle House. -not that that's a bad thing - I covet the WoHo.
I know about Jack's Place in Old Town... it has become my FAVORITE spot for Saturdays (particularly Saturday... it's the only day that Kelly works - the woman behind the counter. She totally makes the place.) ...but Jack's Place isn't the best for groups over - say - two.

I'm looking particularly for things in the Alexandria/Arlington areas... that has a breakfast menu on a regular basis, vs just as a "Sunday thing."

Any other recommendations?

Feb 18, 2007
insomniac2007 in Washington DC & Baltimore