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Holiday Social / Happies at Cedar [Chinatown DC]

  • Dec 27, 2012 · 5:30 PM
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TIME CHANGE!

Too many X-Mas parties at Cedar, so we're moving this event to Thursday, 12/27.

  • Apologies if the new date may not work well for you (you're not working THAT hard the week between X-Mas & New Years, right? Come!)

**** Volunteers Needed ! Give back to the group by hosting your own smaller events (dinners, happy hours, brunches, lunches. etc). Join our Event Host program. ****


 

==> NEW MEMBERS or 1st TIME EVENT GO-ERS, if you have questions about the group, RSVPs, or the overall dining event process, visit our FAQs and our No-Show Policy.

==> RSVP Cancellation Cutoff for this Event is 2 pm Wednesday, 12/27. (Late Cancel applies after this)

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With the holidays so close & folks last-minute shopping (tis an art in itself haha), something more casual seemed in order.

We had a good time doing this last year, so let's head back to one of my favorite restaurants, where really flavorful food & tasty (ahem) beverage selections are plentiful. We're going back to Cedar restaurant, this time for an extended Social / Happy Hour w/ optional dinner!

LOVE the food (small / large plates) here. Chef Aaron McCloud has been doing some great things in the kitchen in the past year, remaking the menu into his own. Nice emphasis on game meat, but still standard use of oysters & lobster (GIVE the Pan-Oyster Roast a try if possible, it's excellent). We've been here before (dinner, brunch, happies, etc) & they always do a nice job with service and food.


Drink / Food Specials

==> HH Specials will run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (special extension for us)

  • Select wine, cocktails and beer for $5
  • Variety of small plates available (range $6+, some items have $3 for $15 deal)

Cedar will be offering plenty of small-plate noshing items this time around, including a bunch of brand-new items being tested out. Some items that I'm a definite fan of:

  • Crispy Risotto Bites w/ Meyer Lemon And Crème Fraiche [yum!]
  • Duck-Fat Fried Potatoes w/ Béarnaise Sauce [duck fat!]
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken Wings

I've eaten at the bar prior to a Gallery Place movie many-a-times over the past couple of years, great hidden spot for food / libations / a place where you can have an actual conversation ;)


Optional Dinner?

For those interested [completely optional], I've arranged some open tables in the main dining area for members interested in having a meal with other interested members sometime during the Social.

--> Timing for an optional dinner is organic, but assume the 1st seatings will be say 7 pm-ish

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==> Tax/Tip combo is our required 30% ( see the FAQs for more details)
==> Limited to 60 slots


See you there!

JoeN

 

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CLOSEST METROChinatown, Metro Center, and National Archives. Easy walking distance to all 5 metro lines!

For directions using the Metro, try using the Trip Planner at the WMATA website.

Parking: Cedar offers $5 validated parking starting 5 pm weekdays ONLY at the PMI Parking garage on D St. between 8th & 9th St (right next to Caucus Room restaurant).

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1. Limited to 60 slots.

2. If you RSVP "YES" please make sure you can definitely make it. With 3,500+ members and limited seating, we cannot afford no-shows. It's unfair to the other members who would like to attend and also to the organizers who have to explain to the restaurant why the reserved # of guests didn't show (can damage our reputation). No-Show rules apply.

3. Event already full?, waitlist for the event!. Use the Waitlist option (the Organizer for each event will enable this as needed). Also, check back regularly as attendees have been known to cancel up to Noon the day of the event.

4. Billing (add 30% tax/tip to your bill). Remember, include the required 30% for tip / tax in addition to the food / beverages you order as defined in our FAQs.

5. NEW MEMBERS or 1st TIME EVENT GO-ERS, if you have questions about the group, RSVPs, or the overall dining event process, visit our FAQs and our No-Show Policy.

 

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  • JoeN

    Timers everyone for coming, and tons of 1st timers! Wow we took over the bar area, I saw 30+ people consistently during the entire Social. Nice group stayed for dinner. Fun fun night. Lots of socializing all night, super easy for me lol. You guys rock

    2 · December 27, 2012

    • Colleen F.

      In this electronic age we are all used to it. Who among us has not "translated" a text? Thanks for hosting a great event.

      December 28, 2012

    • JoeN

      True, I just work in this space. I'm critiquing someone else's product :D

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Joe....it was a great evening!

    1 · December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good times! And great pick for a restaurant. Thanks for organizing, Joe. Happy holidays!

    1 · December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people.

    1 · December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great crowd of food loving diverse people :)

    1 · December 27, 2012

  • Jim

    Running late 6

    December 27, 2012

  • Tiffany

    around 6:00 pm. can't stay for dinner.

    December 27, 2012

  • JoeN

    All, no leaving personal contact info in this discussion / comments section. Uh, its public for anyone to see ;) Shoot me an email instead to protect your privacy.

    1 · December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    5:35 or so....

    December 27, 2012

  • julie

    Same for me , coming around 5:30 and can't stay for dinner. Thanks!

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Joe - responding to email - I will try to make it there early around 5:30 and won't stay very long, hopefully that will help turnover space. No dinner. Thanks!

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can try and make it for happy hour if that's an option.

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am on the waitlist, but can't come now. It would be cutting it close with another event.

    December 27, 2012

  • Naomi

    I should be there[masked] but prob won't make din

    December 27, 2012

  • Shanrey

    I cant make it, im sick:(

    December 26, 2012

  • Marcus

    I will be there around 5:30. No dinner, just happy hour.

    December 26, 2012

  • Zarinah H.

    I'll be there around 6

    December 24, 2012

  • Alicia C.

    i think i can be there by 5:30 -- i work nearby and I'm expecting a quiet day in the office (keep your fingers crossed!)

    December 22, 2012

  • julie

    I should be there around 5:45. Thanks

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested in staying for dinner, if it's not too late to be included in that part as well. I'll try to get there at 6.

    December 22, 2012

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