Northern VA Meet Up

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by BenjaminXavier, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Darkprime

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    It did, and it was fairly empty when we were there, so there was a lot of space. But from what I remember, most of us found the BBQ to be average and not that special (not that it was bad). If Chad wants to go all the way there, another option would be Black Finn - we ate there maybe a year and a half ago. It was pretty empty at lunch time, but there were lots of tables and was decent.
     
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    Hey @Chaddicus, is there a place or location you don't want to go?
     
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    Don't care. District BBq was fine with me
     
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    We sure we talking about the same place? That day we left the guys seemed like they were pretty happy with the place.
     
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    The thing with most BBQ is it is good in general, so it takes a lot for a BBQ to really stand out from the pack. I don't remember anyone saying anything like "wow, this place was great". For that matter, I can't remember the last time the group felt some place was universally great.

    I didn't mean to say anyone was unhappy with that place. I remember ordering the burnt ends (which were good, but a small portion), a white chili (which was good too), and another side. They did advertise a burger or sandwich of some sort that looked very good in the pictures, but no one ordered that.

    By the way, if you do want to check out a really good BBQ place that stands out, go to Smoking Kow - they have one location in Alexandria and another in Falls Church. I've only been the Alexandria location. Their pulled pork packs a lot more flavor that most BBQs and all of their sides have something unique about that, such as their jallepeno mac&cheese, their cheesey grits, coleslaw that has some cherry pepper in it, and others. Sounds like lunch today...
     
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    Bonchon is universally accepted as great. If it isn't, don't tell me, because I am not sure I want to live in a world where people don't love that chicken.
     
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    I thought so too, but the last few times Bon Chon was suggested, there were increasingly more groans. Personally I love that option, so maybe we can go back to it in the future.
     
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    Anyone going to brickfair this weekend?
     
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    Nope. I wasn’t tracking it until a few days ago. Would be interested in checking something like that out someday though.
     
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    There are a lot of Transformers displays here.
     

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    Damn. Now I wish I was there.
     
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    Bon Chon is fine with me. But that new BBQ place that was mentioned has me intrigued. Taco Bamba was mentioned somewhere along the way too.
     
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    My complaint with non chin is that we’ve gone there the most out of any place. At least 4 times. I like trying different places and in general prefer non chains.

    Paik
     
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    Well. We need to nail down a city first it appears and then find something within that is mutually acceptable to all.
     
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    I thought we were going to do District BBQ in Dunn Loring because Chad was good with that.

    @neeral36 - if you were referring to Smoking Kow, their Alexandria location has a tiny parking lot (maybe 4 cars can fit). I don't know about their Falls Church location.
     
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    I'm okay with district bbq since I have to come in from doing something in Vienna earlier in the day on Saturday
     
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    I honestly didn't have time to set up a group order or ask, but I can ask Eddie if he can send a box this week but it may not make it by Saturday. Let me know what you need via PM today by 3PM.

    Also, if anyone needs one of the following, I have some here for Toy Dojo.
    • Fans Toys Silverbolt
    • X-transbots Neptune
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    There's other stuff like a bunch of different legends figures from MS, Newage, etc, but too lazy to go through it all.

    ~Paik
     
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    I don't think Eddie has the NewAge Ratchet or Ironhide yet but if he does, I'm interested in one of each. Oh and SHF Android 21.
     
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