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Moderately Priced Date Ideas


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hey gang,

do you have any food based date ideas? You know, like wine tastings in the area or other stuff like that?

Also good date restaurants, modestly to mid priced please! We work in georgetown, so something close to there would be good, but not necessary.

Speaking of Georgetown, i'm looking to take her out for drinks tomorrow after work. something casual, since we'll be in our friday office casual wear.

thanks gang, i'm pretty new to the area and this would help me out a lot. ( i don't want to let her into the fact that i'm a dumbass quite yet)

-jason

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There are several vineyards in VA about an hour or so (depending on traffic) out I66 and off Rte 29. I always thought those were an excellent date idea.

Also, see the other threads on the many food festivals that pop-up around DC in the summer.

Not as socially confining as sitting in a restaurant for a meal in the early stages of dating.

Good luck!

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Joe W

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( i don't want to let her into the fact that i'm a dumbass quite yet)

Don't worry, she will find out sooner or later, they always do.

so true, i guess i'm just delaying the inevitable.

thanks for the ideas so far guys!

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How 'bout this: Chinatown for dinner, (hopefully inexpensive, share fried rice or a noodle dish), and then you class it up by taking her for dessert say at Zaytinya.

Oh, J[esus]. You may be omnipotent, but you are SO naive!

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I'm sooooo not mainstream, but Neyla is fun! Every time I've been on a date there (all of twice), I get a little drunkie on the mojito, and then:

Batta Binga Batta Boom

"I like this guy"

No really, it's not bad, and check out the Pamela Anderson panda in front of Cafe Milano. Very sexy. :shock:

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Cook for her. That's how I got my wife. Really! It's how I've managed to keep her for 12 years, too!

I thought she might be one of those mail order deals. :raz:

peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...

-- A.B.

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Ok, taking this request seriously (and in case you can't cook)--here are some of my favorite less expensive DC/VA/MD food-related dates:

1. Cleveland Park: Dinner at Indique followed by pool at Atomic Billiards (Sunday night is free for ladies)

2. Penn Quarter: Visit the funky little art galleries around 7th St and follow that up with a late afternoon visit to Jaleo for sangria and tapas.

3. Georgetown: Visit the little art galleries in Georgetown (down the hill on Wisconsin I think) or shop, and then have tea at Ching Ching Cha.

4. Clarendon: Dinner at Cafe Dalat (Vietnamese) or Mexicali Blues, followed by ice cream at Lazy Sundae and then maybe a live music show at Iota, or drinks at the funkier Galaxy Hut. Or burgers on Monday nights at Whitlows on Wilson, or on the weekends when they have live music.

5. Bethesda: Oysters at Blackie's (Blacks? Name?), then small plates at Grapeseed.

6. Dupont Circle: Happy hour at Johnny's Half Shell where the apps and 1/2 off, followed by small plates at Firefly's bar.

That should get your relationship off to a nice start!

Food is a convenient way for ordinary people to experience extraordinary pleasure, to live it up a bit.

-- William Grimes

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Bistrot du Coin...Muy romantico, and if you get out of there as couple, you may have a future.

Firefly Restaurant

Washington, DC

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i actually am a pretty decent cook.

has anyone ever been to circle bistro for happy hour?

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I agree on the BDC thing, that's a good idea. Yeah, I did Circle Bistro for hh and do not recommend it--especially for a date, it has no atmosphere. Instead if it's nice out, try the patio at Poste.

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  • 2 weeks later...

If you are ready to spend a whole weekend day together, what about a drive out to Virginia's wine country? Most places offer tastings for about $5. You could bring along a picknick or visit vineyards near Sunnyside's Burger Barn for lunch.

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It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,

but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. -Arthur Ashe

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Try THIS for wine events in your area.

Have fun. And yeah - we always do figure it out, but sometimes its part of your goofy charm. :biggrin:

edited: My bookmark was pretty old. The format has changed and is far easier to deal with.

Katie M. Loeb
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Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

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