Next Thursday our book club will be meeting in Durham. We usually host in our homes, but our Durham member (the rest of us are Raleighites) is in the midst of a kitchen renovation so we decided to do a night out at a local restaurant. There will be 7 of us and several of us need to watch our budgets. A few others are vegetarians. Our Durham host has picked Geer St Garden. but from the reviews, I see that it can be quite loud -- even on the patio. We do want to hear each other. So, two questions:
1. Do you think 7 people can have a conversation at Geer St?
2. What would you suggest for Plan B? We all like ethnic so are open to any cuisine, but it does need to be affordable and good vegie options would be a plus.