Pink slip lunch
August 28, 2011 2:37 PM Subscribe
Restaurant recommendations in Washington D.C. for my goodbye lunch at work. Dupont Circle area best. Difficulty: I'm being laid off.
posted by postel's law to food & drink (5 answers total)
My boss asked me to give her a list of restaurants I'd like to go to. I live in Baltimore so even though I work in D.C. I don't know the restaurant scene very well, beyond the usual takeout lunch spots. Since my soon to be former employer is paying for the entire group (maybe 8-10 people), the restaurant needs to be reasonably priced and have an appropriately sized place to sit.
I suppose this question might be easier to answer if you know what kinds of restaurants I like. I'm open to most types of cuisine, though I'm not a big fan of seafood. I particularly like Italian and Afghan food. I'd also prefer someplace where I can hear myself think let alone talk to the person across the table. And because it's a workday lunch, alcohol isn't an option.
I get along well with the relevant coworkers (I drafted the invite list). However, I'm not close to most of them. I tend to keep work and personal life separate, and the long commute has been a barrier to grabbing beers after work.
Sorry if this question rambles a bit. I keep thinking of other bits of information which might help. The whole thing is awkward and depressing, since I'm the only person being laid off (out of a team of four in an organization of hundreds). The right restaurant isn't going to make this less awkward, but hopefully I can get a good meal.