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Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:55 pm
by Büge
It's uncanny how Sharkey looks like a friend I've known since kindergarten.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:18 pm
by Caithness
I'm in Pittsburgh for the weekend again.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:42 pm
by Büge
I'm so sorry.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:14 pm
by Caithness
I don't know where the "Pittsburgh sucks" meme came from. I love coming here.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:31 am
by Silversong
/me casts REVIVE on topic

So, work is talking about sending me to Washington, DC for a work-thing in March. Any of y'all around there? Or know of things I ought to do? I might have a half-day of free time.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:00 pm
by Mongrel
I guess there's all the usual attractions, capitol, WH, Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc.... have you seen them before? Or (even if you haven't) are you looking for something non-civics-related?

A good friend of mine is in DC, so if it's the latter I can ask him.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:23 pm
by nosimpleway
One-woman Woman's March

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:57 pm
by Esperath
for a half day of free time, I'd probably just pick a couple Smithsonian museums.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:07 pm
by Silversong
Yeah, preferably non-civic. Though it did cross my mind to open a rotten tomato stand on the White House lawn. I'll probably walk through a couple of said museums, but if Mongrel's friend knows of any foods I must eat in the White House area, that would be keen.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:14 pm
by Mongrel
Okay, my buddy has a lot of suggestions since DC is apparently now an "Actually Good Food City", so to narrow it down, where are you staying? Also, any preferences?

("Get out of here, S.T.A.L.K.E.R!")

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:49 am
by Silversong
I haven't reserved a hotel yet, but likely within walking distance of AEI (1789 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036). Anywhere between that and the art museums would be keen, especially near subway exits. Mazian says to take the subways.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:07 pm
by Mongrel
Okay! So my buddy (who works in Dupont, near AEI, as it happens) gave me these suggestions:

Tabard Inn is near AEI and is kind of an old DC mainstay. food is excellent

if she's willing to go a ways, Upshur St has a bunch of good restaurants-- Himitsu is insane-- but the particular draw might be Ruta del Vino, which is one of my neighborhood locals and which is owned by a guy who used to work for Cato

Churchkey/Birch and Barley isn't too far from there if she likes beer

St. Arnold's is a few blocks from AEI and is a great place for a lunch or a dinner-- it's a small basement bar but the mussels are great

it's loud when crowded, though

Rasika is fantastic if she likes Indian food (aimed at the mid-high end)

when i'm meeting people from out of town around there, depending on who they are, I take them to Tabard Inn or St. Arnold's or Honeysuckle for lunch

if I was going out for a splash dinner in the neighborhood I'd probably go Rasika but I like Indian food

literally everyone who has ever been to either Churchkey or Birch and Barley likes them so if she's willing to go a bit then those are fine options

they're kind of a double feature


I assume if you want to plan ahead you can probably look online to see menus/prices for most of these places and go with what interests you.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:39 am
by Silversong
Oooh, I love Indian food, I'll definitely check out Rasika. I don't know how much time I'll have for traveling, so I'll look at the rest on a map, thanks.

I looked at some menus and was all, "why do all of these places have seafood??" Oh, oh right.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:15 pm
by Kayma
My favorite place in DC is Ben's Chili Bowl. Sure, it's basically a hot dog shop, but as hot dog shops go, it's amazing.

Re: navigating the overworld

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:01 am
by Thad
If anybody's in the Alamogordo area, feel free to shoot me a PM.

If anybody's not in the Alamogordo area but can recommend some cool shit to see in the Alamogordo area, feel free to post about it here.