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Dining at Lauriol Plaza: a Party atmosphere, and GREAT laughs!!

NOTE: This meetup has been CHANGED TO TWELVE THIRTY on SUNDAY!!!! WE MIGHT EAT ON THE 2nd FLOOR INSTEAD of the ROOFTOP, as it might be in the 80's, and it would be hotter and noisier on the rooftop (fun, but harder to hear conversations)...

Hi guys!

We OFFICIALLY have a place now for this meetup!!! I've chosen Lauriol Plaza, near DuPont Circle!! A member suggested we go there months ago. :)

I visited it today for the group and it's REALLY FUN THERE! They have ALL KINDS of REALLY GOOD drinks!! They are famous for their "swirl margaritas" as well. :)) It's really cool, they have these slushy drinks with swirls and stripes. :)

ANYWAY, even if you don't drink you'll really like it there! It's a Mexican-type restaurant, and they get really busy as people like the atmosphere!

We'll be eating UPSTAIRS, on the SECOND FLOOR OR on the ROOFTOP. :)

They have a policy that the party ALL has to be there in order to be seated (otherwise, we lose our place after 15 minutes past the scheduled time)...So I've made the meetup for 12:30 now, so that you can arrive ON TIME!!

I have emailed out DETAILED walking directions from the metro, so that those who aren't meeting members and I to walk from there, can arrive on their own. We meet at the DUPONT CIRCLE EXIT of the DuPont CIRCLE METRO (OUTSIDE, by the ESCALATORS).

I emailed and posted parking information as well!!

See you there!

Noonie


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  • Noonie

    OMG, it was CRAZY FUN! Special thanks to Mahmudul for taking some of us to the drum circle that Michael told our group about!!! We went dancing like CRAZY there, for HOURS!! Zeliha, I'm so glad you were able to make it!! ALSO, thank you all for a wonderful time at the restaurant and dessert, as well...We stayed together for hours, past the meetup time. :) Happy Memorial Day!

    May 26, 2014

    • zeliha

      Also I wanna to say thank you. Everything was very great. Thank you so much. Happy Memorial Day, too see you soon ;)

      May 26, 2014

  • Henry G.

    Had a great time and always is great to meet new people. Thank you all hope 2cu soon. Happy memorial day.

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    We have 4 more spots available. :-) I think Sergio and Zeliha got two of them and so two more can also join them late

    May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    Carlos, 1 is fine. :-) as long as it's by then. See you then! Guys, texting will be better now as I only have 1 GB for 3 people. And am not by a computer. Thanks!

    May 25, 2014

  • Carlos

    Guys, not sure if I'm gonna make it at 12:30. I think I'm going to arrive at 1.

    May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    Zeliha, we meet at the restaurant as early as 12:30, but you can go there between 12:30 and 1:00, we are officially seated by 1. The meetup is not till 3:30, as that was a computer error, & I had fixed that error. The meetup is for as long as we want. People can leave anytime. Are you coming?? If you are walking with us from the metro, we meet at the DuPont Circle exit, OUTSIDE, by the escalators, of the DuPont Circle metro. We start walking no later than 12:15. Otherwise, you meet us at the restaurant

    May 25, 2014

    • zeliha

      Ooo I see please can you write restaurant's adress?

      May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    OK, so I'll see many of you guys who are confirmed at 12:30! Some others will be there between 12:30 and 1 o'clock. As 1 o'clock is the reservation and they say at the restaurant to come no later...I'm glad that many are coming by 12:30. :) They may even let us start sitting early, I'm not sure on that one...If not, we'll hang out till 1, they have a bar area downstairs in the main entrance..As for Ji young, Lessa, and all the others who didn't respond...Maybe the reason is that that maybe they are out of town this weekend and thought the meetup was next weekend...I don't know...See the rest of you guys soon...There should be about 22 of us there...

    May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    Guys, the reservation itself isn't till 1, but they told me to have you guys meet at 12:30, SO THAT no one will be late, since they are strict...HOWEVER, IF you come by ONE, then that's fine! As long as it's no later than 1! I'm meeting people at the metro and walking by 12:15, so that we'll arrive at 12:30... I ONLY have the reservation for 22 people thusfar, as at least 11 people haven't confirmed that they are indeed coming...If it's easier to make it more visible, I might take the 11 who didn't confirm, off the RSVP list...You have till ELEVEN THIRTY today to confirm! That's when they open and I'll be calling them with the final confirmation. Thanks!!!

    May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi Nick, thanks for confirming. Yes, I'll put you on the list. Wahida, you said you'd say Saturday if your guest was coming. Is he? About meeting in the restaurant, we said we meet on the main floor (entrance). But if it's too full (since we're before the reservation), we can go outside after we meet there. But we meet inside, by the host desk.

    May 25, 2014

  • Nick

    I don't know if it's a bit late but I want to confirm about going on Sunday.

    May 25, 2014

  • Noonie

    IF you decide to walk yourself from the metro after the time that we have walked from there as a group (arriving no later than 1 to the restaurant), HERE are the walking directions from there:
    1) Get off at the Dupont Circle South Metro exit of the Dupont Circle metro. Exit the escalators so that you're outside. Turn your self around and walk towards Dupont Circle.
    2) Stay on the sidewalk the metro station is on, and take a right on Dupont Cir NW. Cross Massachusetts Ave., & cross P Street.
    3) Take a right on New Hampshire. Cross Q Street.
    4) Take a left on 18th street. Cross R, Riggs, S, and Swann Streets.
    5) The restaurant is on your right, between T Street and Swann Street. The left end of it (when facing it) is on the corner of T Street and 18th.]

    1 · May 24, 2014

    • omar.alsigar

      Hey noonie Can I pick up you and then go together

      May 24, 2014

    • Noonie

      I don't need a ride. Thx anyway

      May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    Please take my #:[masked] 5875. Thanks!

    May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    Omar, you're not even signed up...You are going? People need to RSVP if they are going...OK, I'll count you in the RSVP...Suyeon Ahn is joining us, too. So I will add you both to the count...Thanks...

    May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    IF you are meeting me at the METRO & walking with me, then I'll leave the metro no later than 12:15 (I'll meet from 12-12:15)....It's a 10 min. walk only. We'll meet at the Dupont Circle metro, at the DUPONT CIRCLE "South" exit (there are 2 exits, so don't get out at Q Street North you get off at Dupont Circle South). We'll meet OUTSIDE, by the escalators...

    May 24, 2014

    • Wee

      I will meet u guys at the metro station

      May 24, 2014

    • omar.alsigar

      I need go in my car not walk

      May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    AS FOR PARKING, here are the options:
    1) You can park for FREE on Sunday at many of the STREET places. I'd check the meter you're next to, to be sure you're by a free one for Sunday, but many are...If you park on the street, you can stay there for as long as you like, I've been told...
    2) It's $5 for valet parking right there at the restaurant (This means that you have a person park it for you). And you may only park there for the time we're at the restaurant, they'll have a sticker. It might be full.
    3) You can park for FREE at a parking lot that is about 4 blocks away, at 18th and California Streets. That may also be full....

    See you soon!!!

    May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Please confirm with me that you are definitely going (if you haven't yet). PLease also be sure to bring the cheap, $5 membership, if you haven't already...
    The meetup is for 12:30 tomorrow...The address is:[masked]th Street, Washington DC 20009. We're meeting then, so that we can all be on time for the reservation, which is a little AFTER that...The reservation is actually at 1...As I said, they are really strict about only seating us if the EXACT NUMBER is ALL there, and on time! So they suggested I have you meet a 1/2 an hour earlier!

    May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    Ok Julio, thanks for letting us know that you can't go...I still need to hear from Ji Young Lee, Susumu, Less, Mary, Suyeon, and some others if they are still going...The restaurant is strict to only seat us if everyone is there...So if you haven't confirmed with me that you are really going, or if you are signed up knowing that you won't be there, then please either let me know that you are definitely coming, or take yourself off the list so that we can have an accurate count. Thanks!

    May 24, 2014

    • Masashi

      Hello I am going, It is first time to join this meetup though.

      1 · May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi Julio, to answer your question: The restaurant is actually a loud place to have fun, drink and enjoy...So, with the noise level there, it's not place to study English...But we'll be having fun and laughing together...So, to be honest, if you were thinking it would be an ESL lesson this weekend, I'd have to tell you that it won't be like that. I know that the name of the group has "ESL" in the title, but really it's an informal group where people do improve on their English, but mainly just by having great conversations with each other and having fun...Although I'm the organizer, I didn't name this group, but it's been working out great. :) If you still want to join, great. Let us know, but it won't be an English lesson Sunday. Sorry...

    May 23, 2014

    • Julio R.

      I'm sorry Noonie I can not to go this sumday becose I am in NY righth now I wait to go the mext time

      May 24, 2014

  • Noonie

    For the walkers, we're meeting at the DUPONT CIRCLE exit of the Dupont Circle metro (there are two exits). And we'll be OUTSIDE, by the ESCALATORS...We're leaving BY 12:15 (I'll wait for members from 12-12:15, and then we'll walk there). It's around a 10 min. walk. :)

    May 23, 2014

  • Noonie

    Going: Isao, Kevin, Carlos, Moaz, Sandra, her guest, Mirtha, Wahida, Julio, Prutha, Sergio, Hisako, MH, Moaz (my guest), Noonie, Wee (I think)...That's 16 right now...I'll call the restaurant this afternoon, and also tomorrow. So the final count will be tomorrow...They want me to call them tomorrow with a number as well

    May 23, 2014

    • Noonie

      Yeah! Thought so Wee, cool! :)

      May 23, 2014

    • Suyeon A.

      Hi Noonie. I will be ther for sure

      May 23, 2014

  • Noonie

    Julio, you're welcome but does "thank you" mean that you want to meet me at the metro to walk with you? Quieres encontrarme a la metro por nosotros caminar juntos a la restaurante? Si puedes caminar juntos, necesitamos salir a mas tardar de 12:15, y puedo que esperar por members desde 12:00 hasta 12:15...

    1 · May 22, 2014

    • Julio R.

      Wonderfull a good idea thank I will be there maravilloso es una buena idea yo estaré allí gracias my phone number is[masked]

      May 22, 2014

    • Julio R.

      Hi Noonie one questions please this group is from to practice other language because I need to practice English

      May 23, 2014

  • Noonie

    Kevin, Carlos, and a guest of mine are going as well...I just invited someone else...And, Wee I forgot to say is going! Unless he says differently today!

    May 23, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi guys, ok so the restaurant wants us all to confirm if we are all going (with the correct #). By now I have the following people confirmed: Julio, Isao, Hisako, Noonie, Sandra, her guest, Mirtha, MH, Wahida, Mr. P, and Sergio. That is 11 people that are confirmed. If you'd like a seat, then please also confirm with me as they are very strict that they won't seat us unless everyone is there...I can't tell them that "28" are going, when there are still 17 people (that includes 3 guests) who didn't confirm if they are going for sure...So I"ll look forward to hear from the rest if they are going for sure. :) Thanks...

    May 22, 2014

    • Noonie

      Oh, Wee, I meant to include you on that list as you already told me you are going...If you are going for sure, then confirming one time is fine!

      May 23, 2014

    • Noonie

      Great Kevin!

      May 23, 2014

  • Noonie

    Sounds good, Carlos! Will you be meeting directly at the restaurant? Or would you like to walk from the metro with members?

    May 23, 2014

  • Carlos

    See you all on Sunday!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Noonie

    Sounds good, Julio! :)

    May 22, 2014

  • Noonie

    Thanks for the update on your guest, Wahida...Yes, let us know as soon as you know...That's fine. :)

    May 22, 2014

  • Julio R.

    Thank you Noonie

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi guys...The place is about a 10 min. walk from the Dupont Circle metro. Does anyone want to walk with me from there? If so, I can meet people and walk from there, but I'll leave by 12:15ish...As for parking, the valet parking is $5. The parking is only for the duration of the dining (they give you a sticker). If the valet parking is full, they have free parking in a lot on 18th and California Circle (about 4 blocks away). That's also only for the dining duration. OR you can park on the street somewhere, for as long as you want, and most places on the street are FREE on Sundays...

    May 21, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi guys, this meetup is THIS Sunday, May 25, NOT June1. Thanx! :-)

    May 21, 2014

    • Anastasia K.

      oh, unfortunately i need to unsubscribe. I'll be out of DC this weekend :( But have a good time!

      May 21, 2014

    • Noonie

      Oh!!! That's too bad! Thanks for letting us know though!! :) We'll look forward to seeing you another time! Sorry for the calendar mistake on the site before..

      May 21, 2014

  • Julio R.

    Conocer amigos. Y a prender más English

    May 21, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi guys!! PLEASE NOTE: I was able to change the time to 12:30!! :)

    May 21, 2014

  • Noonie

    Thus far, Wee has also confirmed that he's going. So, so far we have the following people who are on the reservation: Sandra, her guest, Mirtha, me, Hisako, Prutha, Hisako, Wee, Anastasha, her guest, and Emilio. It's going to be so much fun!! I'll add on more people to the reservation, when they confirm that they're coming! :))

    May 21, 2014

  • Noonie

    Lex, thanks for updating your RSVP accordingly. We hope to see you soon another time then! Hisako, thanks for letting us know you're 100%. :) Anastasha also confirmed so I know that she and her guest are definites as well! So far the following people are going for sure: Anastasha and her guest, Mirtha, Sandra, Emilio, Hisako, me, and Prutha...All others need to confirm as well, in order to stay on the reservation. Thanks! See you all soon! :)

    May 21, 2014

    • Wee

      I will be there too. Thanks.

      1 · May 21, 2014

    • Noonie

      Great, Wee! Thanks for letting us know! We look forward to meeting you!

      May 21, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi guys! This restaurant, because it's so popular, is very strict on saying that they'll only seat us if everyone's there...THEREFORE, I would need to a confirmation from everyone listed they they are INDEED STILL GOING Sunday, now that it was changed to Sunday at 12...I already heard from Sandra, Mirtha, and a few others that they are for sure still going. :) The others I wrote greetings too, so please reply to the greetings and confirm. Thank you very much. :)

    May 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Noonie, Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, I cannot make it on Sunday, but hope to catch up with you all soon! Have fun!

      May 21, 2014

  • Noonie

    OK! WE officially have it changed to 12 on Sunday!!! IF you want it a little bit later, LET ME KNOW as we all have to be there on time in order to be seated, they said! I changed it to Sunday as they only just told me TODAY when I called them, that they will have a huge party of 100 at 5 on Saturday, and that we'd have to leave by then...Sunday there is also more free parking options...

    May 19, 2014

  • Noonie

    Hi guys!!! QUESTION!!! Would you be able to still go if I change it to Sunday at 1 PM?? This is because I just called Lauriol and they told me something new! They have a huge party coming by bus at 5 PM on Saturday, and so we'd have to leave by then no matter what...AND, on Sunday if the lots get full and we have to park in the streets, it's free in many places for street parking...So, let me know if you can make it if we change it to SUNDAY!!! THANKS!!!

    May 19, 2014

    • Noonie

      They say, the earlier Sunday the better...By 12 is best...But if you can't, then I can change it to 1...We all have to be there in order to be seated...They are really strict as it's a really busy, fun, and lively restaurant. :)

      May 19, 2014

  • Noonie

    Guys, it's VERY important to come ON TIME as they said they won't seat us if we're not all there, and that they'll give up our seats if we don't all show up till no more than 15 min. past..Thanks!

    May 9, 2014

  • Noonie

    We'll be at Lauriol Plaza now!! On the rooftop...It's great there! :) I got the idea from another member months ago..I visited there and they have a great party atmosphere, there. :) I believe it's Mexican...Read the meetup info. for more details. :)

    May 8, 2014

  • Mr. P

    I recommended National harbor.

    May 4, 2014

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