I'm sorry I keep spamming GT with these, guys. It's the last one I PROMISE (well...there might be a wrap up after where I tell you about how much fun we had to make you all jealous).
WHEN: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16TH AT 1:45 PM
WHERE: M STREET BAR & GRILL IN DUPONT CIRCLE [2033 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Cross Street: 21st Street
WHAT: CHAMPAGNE BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH
WHY: BECAUSE IT WILL BE AWESOME
Here is the updated guest list:
Everything is Shiny
GT Lurker with the initials A.S.
GTer with the initials KK who didn't tell me their handle in the email
And me, Kookaburracho
My mental count had us at 22 so I feel like I forgot someone, but we are already 1 over the restaurant maximum party size so hopefully not :)
Metro: Normally, Dupont or Farragut North Stations would be closest but that section of the red line is CLOSED between Woodley Park and Metro Center for weekend track work. Metro is providing a shuttle from both of those stops to all the intermediate stops, though.
On the blue/orange line, Farragut West and Foggy Bottom are both in walking distance. There are also numerous busses in the area, like the N lines and the L lines, and the Circulator.
Driving: Mid-day Sunday is not always the easiest day to find parking due to all the brunchers, but this restaurant is actually a bit of a distance from strips of stores and restaurants like Georgetown or 14th St. I don't think it will be too challenging to find parking (and street parking is free on sundays!) and there are tons of garages in the area. Still, make sure you plan extra time for parking. If any of you guys want to talk carpooling, feel free to do so below. I know Korben and Everything Is Shiny have both mentioned it!
By my calculations, with the factored in tip and taxes, we will each owe between $35 and $36, barring any extras that someone orders. To try and make our large party as easy on the wait staff as possible, try to have exact change and a few spare $1s on hand, or pay by card.
Sorry again for nagging you all about all of these details. But, if no one shows up tomorrow, I'm out the $75 reservation deposit so I hope there isn't a brunch coup planned.
ETA: Kaiserawesome was going to brunch with us but can't anymore due to a parent coming in to town at 1:30 tomorrow. But he would be down to grab a coffee with any GTers that arrive early/want to meet up! The thread about that is below.