We're going to be at La Cocina Oaxaqueña this week, a spot which builds their menu in the tradition of La Carta de Oaxaca and Mezcaleria Oaxaca. This means they serve Mexican food remarkably devoid of goop and yellow cheese, and a lot more seafood and complex mole sauces. It's the sort of place you should especially visit if you're convinced you're not a fan of Mexican food, because this is totally different in style than the rest of the city's offerings.
The menu is suitable for sharing, but we'll try to juggle if you prefer to order for yourself.
Jason may be a tiny bit late today due to a competing event about 3 or 4 blocks away, but Hiromi or someone else will stand in to make sure the seating all works out.
Prices are reasonable, but I suspect their on-the-rocks fresh lime juice margaritas may drive you a bit over budget if you're into that sort of thing. I certainly am.
Remember to bring plenty of cash. If the toddler starts acting up when we're settling the bill and you've brought only plastic, just remember that line in "Fallen", "Beware my wrath."
Bus access is easy with pretty much any route headed to Capitol Hill via downtown, but it's also a very short walk from the Convention Center bus tunnel stop. Parking can be a bit inconvenient, but street parking is usually manageable before 8pm and pay lots nearby are reasonably inexpensive at night.
Nijikai might be at the Pine Box, because it's super-close, or the World of Beer because it's super-new and has lots of beer.