DC FOODIES Go Into the Woods
posted November 4, 2015 7:30 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 14 at 1:00 PM, Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant
8046 New Hampshire Ave, Hyattsville, MD, USA (Map & Directions)
As promised: our rare foods tour has taken us to many meaty delights, so now it's time to visit some vegetables! Let's go to the Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant weekend buffet in Langley Park, MD later this month.
I'd like to do this on a weekend because that's when they have buffet-style dining to maximize the amount of delicious foods we can try. Right now, my schedule is open both the 14th-15th and the 21st-22nd. I know folks may be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, so tell me what date(s) work(s) for you! Doing it on the 14th to converge with a MeFi family occasion!

Woodlands is accessible by bus from the Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Ft. Totten metro stations.
posted by capricorn to Meetup (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have family visiting on the 14th but they're also MeFites & fans of Woodlands. I'm forwarding the link.
posted by adamsc at 8:12 AM on November 4, 2015

ooh this sounds great, I'm in for any of those days except the 21st.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:26 AM on November 4, 2015

Awesome, adamsc, the more the merrier!
posted by capricorn at 8:30 AM on November 4, 2015

Speaking as the out-of-town family, since we were planning on going to Woodlands on Sat the 14th for lunch anyhow...
posted by puffyn at 8:42 AM on November 4, 2015

OK, let's do it! I am not hard to convince of things.
posted by capricorn at 8:48 AM on November 4, 2015

Looks like fun! We'll have a baby in tow (he loves curry).
posted by puffyn at 9:56 AM on November 4, 2015

The weekend of the 21st probably isn't good for me, but according to my calendar, the only thing on the weekend of the 14th is National Spumoni Day in Canada. Assuming I can get out of the extensive required celebrations for that in a timely fashion, I could do something that weekend.
posted by Copronymus at 10:41 AM on November 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh, whoops, that's why you don't write a comment, get distracted by things for a couple hours, and then post it without checking the thread.
posted by Copronymus at 10:42 AM on November 4, 2015

I'll be out of town that week :(
posted by numaner at 8:49 AM on November 5, 2015

Is the plan to do this for lunchtime?
posted by drlith at 3:16 PM on November 5, 2015

drlith: yes – the lunch buffet is a great deal on weekends
posted by adamsc at 3:27 PM on November 5, 2015

My wife (sugarandsass) and I will be going and are excited to try the food, but if someone wants to carpool/taxi to save some money due to the slight inconvenience of getting out there, we'd be up for it.
posted by caseusvelox at 7:56 PM on November 5, 2015

Hey, great timing, I'm going to be in DC this weekend! My girlfriend and I are also happy to carpool with people. We'd be coming from Park View/Petworth, if that helps to coordinate things.
posted by Maecenas at 10:55 AM on November 8, 2015

NB: I don't know what's up with the map, but this place is in Langley Park, which if you are asking directions, no local would ever call Hyattsville. It's actually closer to Takoma Park. You can even take the 16 or 18 bus from Takoma Station.
posted by zennie at 11:37 AM on November 10, 2015

Thanks for the info, zennie! I'm from NoVA so even though we have our own weird city/county system (my address growing up said "Alexandria" even though my house was not in fact in the city of Alexandria) I have no idea how it works in MD. I'll update the post.

Copronymus and I will probably also be up for carpooling/cab-sharing. We'll be coming up from Columbia Heights, not far from Park View/Petworth at all.
posted by capricorn at 7:22 AM on November 11, 2015

I should note that if it's not raining/snowing, we've walked from Takoma DC. It's not that long and there's a comfortable sidewalk all the way, not to mention avoiding drowsiness if you get one too many plates.
posted by adamsc at 8:29 AM on November 11, 2015

Hmmm, might venture out to MD for this.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 8:44 PM on November 12, 2015

We're here, and I've put us down for 20 seats!
posted by Maecenas at 10:04 AM on November 14, 2015

On my way!
posted by capricorn at 10:05 AM on November 14, 2015

Maecenas and his girlfriend, caseusvelox and I are here outside
posted by SugarAndSass at 10:05 AM on November 14, 2015

Great to see everyone today. What an amazing turnout! I'm still in a food coma. Looking forward to next time--we talked about maybe Korean in Annandale, Chinese in Rockville, or Ethiopian in Silver Spring.
posted by capricorn at 6:38 PM on November 14, 2015

Glad I remembered to remember to go! Great choice! Ever since the name of an old anthropology grad school colleague popped up in an early review, I've had a hankering to try the Uzbek restaurant Silk Road Choyana up in Gaithersburg. I will give it a little while for the Indian buffet settle and then see if I can do the gruntwork of organizing an expedition to proverbial outer Mongolia.
posted by drlith at 8:01 PM on November 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

drlith, that sounds awesome!
posted by capricorn at 10:10 AM on November 15, 2015

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