The trick with these, gang, was finding a place accessible to everyone (even if “accessible” means “Metro rides” for part of it), that would be tasty, reasonably priced, and a good chance that everyone who wants to turn up can. To this end, recommendations from locals and others familiar with DC were invaluable, and I thank you all. Naturally, someone is likely to go “Oh no, not there, here is so much better!” or “Oh no! Perfectly excellent reason why supper would be easier for me!” So while no final decision will make everyone 100% happy, I think this is one that will make most people happy, and if you can’t come, I will be sorry to miss you. But now is the time to make a final plan, because after a certain point (like now, because I fly out very early tomorrow morning) you can’t just keep making changes to the last minute.
There will be breakfast meetups both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Both of these will be held at Kramer Books and Afterwords Cafe in Dupont Circle, right off the Dupont Metro. Plan to start trickling in about 8:30-ish on Saturday morning, and around 9:30-ish on Sunday.
Here is map for to be making directions. After breakfast, I advise zipping down to the Mall on the Metro, which seems pretty direct.
Here is menu for gustatory pornification purposes. It’s a little pricey but they seem to have a load of options. Plus if you just totally stuff your face, you may very well be able to hold out all through the Rally and the stormy weather.
So this is it. I look forward to seeing everyone, whichever of the two days (or both) you can turn up. I have no idea how many of us will be at these, but the cafe guy told me over the phone that if loads of people just keep trickling in, their shouldn’t be much much trouble accommodating everyone, pulling tables together and such, that early in the morning when they’re less busy than usual.
Can’t wait to see everyone!
Now I have a lot of packing to do.