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serious help needed--serious, serious help

Chump-in-the-making | Feb 11, 2003 01:58 PM

So, just started seeing this girl a couple of weeks ago. Odd situation because it's only been a couple of weeks but we're really clicking. Seriously clicking. Kind of girl you want to impress. But impress doesn't mean frilly and fancy. She's really low-key and just isn't into pretension.

So, the point of what I've just told you is that I am up a creek for Friday night and could use some advice. I had it all set up--we were going to go see Rent (not my favorite, but she LOVES it), I got unbelievable tickets (third row!), figured I'd find a good place for drinks late after the show. It would be a fun Valentine's night. No pressure. No pretension. Nothing frilly. Exactly what she asked for. Exactly what I want, too. Neither one of us is interested in "romance" a la Inn at Little Washington. We don't want to make a big deal out of it, and to me Rent and drinks was perfect--fun and not pressure-packed. I was all ready to surprise her. She was going to be floored. And then she surprised me. She's already going to the show with her roommate this weekend. Tickets she bought as a Christmas present for her roommate two months ago.

Plan shattered, and now it's so late in the game, I can't get tickets to anything else. Shows are all sold out, restaurants are all booked, neither of the local sports teams is in town. I spent hours on the phone last night calling theatres and restaurants and just nothing is there. Disaster. She has implored me not to worry about it, but this just sucks, and of course I'm worrying about it.

So what am I asking for? Well, can anyone think of any "hidden gem" of a restaurant that they wouldn't mind revealing here that might still have availability? Or, I know this is a food discussion, but you guys usually seem to have good sense about restaurants, so I would gladly (willingly, what the hell choice do I have?) accept any ideas of any other alternatives you might have. I hate the restaurants in this town on Valentine's anyway. The last thing I wanted to do was give them business.

Oh, and I can't cook a lick, so that complicates this. Yeah, I know what you're thinking--gee, he's a real catch. I'm trying. I swear I am. (damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn)

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