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Brunch and Zoo Visit

Let's take the advantage of the great early fall weather to have brunch at a place near the National Zoo and then walk around the zoo in the afternoon.  

Since Open City does not take reservations, I went ahead and made a reservation under my name at Federal Restaurant in Adams Morgan.  Better yet, there is a Groupon available for the place, in which you can get unlimited a la carte brunch with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for two or four.  I got one for two people and can split it with somebody.  The rest of you can get the Groupons and pair up as well.  Also please save room for Elaine's moon cakes!  

http://www.groupon.com/deals/fed-restaurant

I expect us to finish by 1:30 PM and take a short walk to the zoo.  For those who can only  come to the zoo portion of the meetup, my number is[masked] if you can't find us.

For the non-native Chinese speakers, here is a link with animal names in both Chinese and English.

http://wenku.baidu.com/view/476964335a8102d276a22f0a

Looking forward to see all of you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for coming out and making it an enjoyable event. I will advantage of the great fall weather and schedule another event soon.

    September 15, 2013

  • eva g.

    I had a great time. A wonderful opportunity to practice Chinese and meet new people

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The restaurant is open and we are downstairs.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes for those of you coming to the zoo only, we will be meeting at the Connecticut Ave entrance.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hmm does any body still want to split the groupon deal? I am debating to get 2 or 4 deal. it'll depend on response within next couple of hours... haha :-P

    September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Roger, I actually change my status to not going anymore, sorry man.

      September 15, 2013

    • Roger

      @Pin Far Guo, It is OK man.

      September 15, 2013

  • Rebekah

    I don't think it's been confirmed what entrance we're meeting at?

    September 15, 2013

    • Rebekah

      I'll just show up at the connecticut and hope for the best! Will not be going to brunch, but looking forward to meeting up at the zoo!

      September 15, 2013

  • Shiao-Ke SK C.

    Sorry, I ultimately cannot make it because something popped up. Hope you all have fun and that you have great pictures!

    September 15, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    Sorry I can not attend this time. Hope see you guys soon. Enjoy this beautiful weather and fun event.

    September 14, 2013

  • Helen X.

    Hi Everyone,
    Sorry I have to miss tomorrow's meetup. Have to work for some project. :( See you next time and have fun!

    September 14, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Hi Everyone,
    Sorry I can't join in on all the zoo fun tomorrow, but google "giant panda cub national zoo" and it'll take you straight to Mei Xiang and new girl panda cam. Too cute!

    September 14, 2013

  • Kelly

    I am looking for someone can share groupon with me!

    September 14, 2013

  • 李云书

    希望两位还可以参加早午饭!Hope there's enough space at brunch for two extra!

    September 14, 2013

  • Mia

    I'll be there for the brunch too then, for the conversation, not the food though because want to save $$ ^__^

    September 6, 2013

    • Shiao-Ke SK C.

      Hey Mia, unfortunately, my advice is out of date--the group is going to a different venue I don't know, which may or may not allow splitting (most likely will, but good to check before going). The Groupon might help, too, but there are limits to that. Check with Di on these things--thanks!

      September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That is OK. We've had people coming to dim sum just for conversation.

      September 13, 2013

  • siew

    Hi Di,

    The Federated website shows Sunday opening time of noon so we are meeting at noon? Thx.

    September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for pointing it out. When I made the reservation at 11:30 they actually took it. I'm going to keep the time at 11:30. Since I figure if I set the time at 11:30. Most people will probably trickle in close to noon.

      September 13, 2013

  • gen

    I'll meet everyone at the zoo. Will we gather at the front entrance on Conn. Ave.?

    September 13, 2013

  • Karina

    I'll be coming to both. thank you.

    September 5, 2013

    • Karina

      change to zoo only. see you all at the zoo.

      September 13, 2013

  • Yanjun_Yao

    Sorry about that I changed the plan although I really wanted to go but something happened. I only have been in DC for two months, but wish to make more new friends. Hope there will be more fun activities.

    September 11, 2013

  • Willa

    Wow

    September 9, 2013

  • Marisa G.

    Change from brunch to zoo only. Meet y'all around 1:30pm.

    September 8, 2013

  • Marisa G.

    My husband and I will do both events.
    What time is brunch? Do we meet there first?

    September 5, 2013

    • Marisa G.

      Change us to Zoo only.

      September 8, 2013

  • Phil

    Lunch and zoo for me too

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Be careful with the Groupon. It's one per table.

    September 8, 2013

  • Helen X.

    lunch and zoo!:)

    September 8, 2013

  • Samantha

    Lunch and zoo!

    September 8, 2013

  • Victor

    I think I will be there for lunch or brunch and the zoo.

    September 7, 2013

  • Xiaoli E.

    are babies allowed? my son is 15 months old and would love to see animals

    September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem with babies.

      September 6, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    I probably will bring some moon cakes, attend both events, see you guys.
    p.s. Thanks Di for hosting this event.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes we will meet at brunch first at 11:30. I suppose we will be done by 1:30 the latest and then walk over to the zoo. I will post my cell phone number later in case anyone has trouble finding us.

    September 5, 2013

  • eva g.

    I can come to both

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, please update your RSVP to indicate if you're coming to both brunch and the zoo event. I'll post the restaurant (probably Open City) and make a reservation soon.

    September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      should be able to attend both. can you give of when we should be there for brunch?

      September 5, 2013

  • siew

    Attending both if time permits. Thx.

    September 5, 2013

  • Sam S.

    Coming to the brunch, and to the zoo if time permits.

    September 5, 2013

  • Shiao-Ke SK C.

    Should be able to do both. When do you think we'll be heading to the zoo in case I miss you guys?

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be attending both Brunch and Zoo. Thanks.

    August 25, 2013

  • eva g.

    I just moved to DC after living in China for 4 years. Very excited to meet the community here!

    August 25, 2013

  • Shiao-Ke SK C.

    I just know Open City, but that's more towards Calvert Rd and the hotels near there...

    August 24, 2013

  • Kelly

    Di, I am looking forward to see you! I love zoo so much!

    August 24, 2013

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