View Poll Results: Where should we eat dinner?

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  • Hooters (Chantilly)

    6 31.58%
  • Fosters Grille (Vienna)

    2 10.53%
  • Red Hot & Blue (Fairfax)[parking sux here]

    2 10.53%
  • Five Guys (Fairfax)

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Thread: Open Carry Field Trip to National Firearms Museum + OC Dinner

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    Howdy folks,

    Thought I'd set up an OC event forus this month. Since there's no VCDL meeting and the temps will be HOT I figured what could be better than traipsing around an air-conditioned museum? And not just any museum, but The National Firearms Museum! Oh, you might be hungry afterwards? Got that covered too, vote for dinner location in the poll. If you're not on vacation we'd enjoy your fellowship!

    Firearms Museum website /w directions and further info:
    http://www.nationalfirearmsmuseum.org/default.asp

    Themuseum is designed to be self-guided however they do sometimes provide a guide for larger groups. They areshort staffed at the museumso I informed the curator we would not need a guide andif any of us had questions about a particular exhibit we would ask questions at the conclusion of the [self-guided] tour. Cameras are allowed and encouraged, however tripods are not. They take up too much space and block access to baby strollers/wheel chairs in the exhibits.

    Time: 1400 [Museum] / 1600 [Leave for dinner]

    Date: 16 August

    Place: NRA HQ, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax
    Did I leave anything out? Discuss below. Also, need a few more suggestions for dinner, non-seafood type places.








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    It'll be my first event and well, being single.......H(-)(-)ters gets my vote....:what:



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    I've been to every OC event in NoVA for the past few months and I'm not about to stop now!

    I've been to the NRA Museum twice in the past year but it never gets old to me

    Doesn't matter where we eat either...so I won't vote yet

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    The NRA building is actually in Fairfax, not Chantilly (close, but...)

    I can't seem to see a date listed in the OP... am I blind or are you looking for suggestions?

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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    The NRA building is actually in Fairfax, not Chantilly (close, but...)

    I can't seem to see a date listed in the OP... am I blind or are you looking for suggestions?
    It doesn't appear to be in the OP, but it is in the subtitle (which is only visible from the thread listing page)

    Aug. 16 @ 2:00 PM

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    definatly interested, have to check with the better half, she may have a problem with hooters though.

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    My bad. It is indeed on the 16th. Orig post updated.

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    I'm in. I'll be at the NRA Range beforehand.

    chuck

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    Oops. My bad. My CCW class begins at 8:00 AM on August 16th.

    I can't make it.

    chuck

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    Count me in.

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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    The NRA building is actually in Fairfax, not Chantilly (close, but...)
    Correct!! Don't know what site I used, but I did a search for the address and I copied/pasted directly from the page. However, NRA HQ is indeed in Fairfax.

    Also, it doesn't appear I can edit the poll options any more, but I'm fine with that since Hooters is currently leading the pack. Final dinner decision will be made next Friday afternoon (15th) based on poll results.

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    Given that there is a range in the basement, you know what I'm thinking.



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    I was thinking the same thing, Tomahawk.

    When we went last December, casullshooter, nakedshoplifter and I ate at Chilis on 29. That's another option.

    We're up for it, anyway.
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    Unrequited and I ate there (Chilis) on Sunday. Sat in the bar area and enjoyed some Olympic soccer on the TV's while eating our food. We were both OC, and it was impossible for the waitress and customers to not notice. We were sitting at the high top tables that left our firearms very exposed for all to see. Christine (the waitress) was great and the food was delish!

    Edit: Uh-oh... looks like Hooters is losing ground!

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    razor_baghdad wrote:
    It'll be my first event and well, being single.......H(-)(-)ters gets my vote....:what:
    "personally" I would choose Chili's.. BUT I go to OC dinners all the time and I am not single.. so I think out of the goodness of all of our hearts, we should honor YOUR request to eat at the place with the OWLS. :-)
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    I am okay with Chilis as long as we are oin the dining room area. I don't like the smoke in the bar area or the close quarters.

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    Unfortunatly I cannot modify the poll to include Chili's as a voting option. Looks like thereare 2 votes for Chili's, any more?

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    ed wrote:
    razor_baghdad wrote:
    It'll be my first event and well, being single.......H(-)(-)ters gets my vote....:what:
    "personally" I would choose Chili's.. BUT I go to OC dinners all the time and I am not single.. so I think out of the goodness of all of our hearts, we should honor YOUR request to eat at the place with the OWLS. :-)
    The owl's name is Hootie :Pseriously...

    I'm up for anywhere so I still won't vote.

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    almost thought I was going to miss the museum part of the day because I'm getting my CHP certification until 3pm...then I realized that my class is the day after the OC events

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    Sure. I'm in.

    Food is food, I don't care about the place (or the eye candy).

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    We may see how busy the range is, and shoot instead. But we're in.

    Don't care what place (but I have a particular dislike of sucky parking).
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    I agree...sucky parking, well, sucks! Especially trying to park my truck...I have no problem doing it...I just have to make a couple 15-point turns in the process

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    nova wrote:
    I agree...sucky parking, well, sucks! Especially trying to park my truck...I have no problem doing it...I just have to make a couple 15-point turns in the process
    I just pick a spot with a sub-compact in it and roll over top of it.

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    OK, since Fosters Grille does not have ANY votes, and I can't change the poll questions... please treat Fosters as a vote for CHILLI'S. All in favor of Chilli's pls vote and make your voice heard. Final outcome based on poll results will be at 1500 tomorrow.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    nova wrote:
    I agree...sucky parking, well, sucks! Especially trying to park my truck...I have no problem doing it...I just have to make a couple 15-point turns in the process
    I just pick a spot with a sub-compact in it and roll over top of it.


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