On the second Thursday of Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., and Oct., the DC Grotto holds its so-called informal meeting at the Hard Times Cafe in Bethesda, MD. See the DCG Main-Page for the next specific date.
We meet in a semi-private side room, where the main focus of the meeting starts at 7:30pm. You are not required to buy dinner, but if you want to do so, you should probably arrive early (say 6:30pm), to allow time for ordering, eating, and socializing, before the main focus of the meeting. There won't be a formal program, but there will be trip reports, announcements of upcoming trips and events, and the usual caving BS, with an occasional show-and-tell.
Check out the Cafe's
for a map, menu, prices, and other information.
Directions to the Hard Times Cafe, from the Beltway:
There is metered parking on the streets, although sometimes the nearest vacancy is 2-blocks away. Also, there is metered parking in the County garage across the street, where the upper levels charge less per hour and don't have the 2-hour limit of the first two levels (or the street).
Don't neglect your parking meter, even in the evening. Lovely Rita is frighteningly efficient.