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Every year I face the same dilemma--where to have Thanksgiving Dinner with my husband, son, and in-laws. Each year the issues seem intractable: something nearby, not too expensive, more on the menu than just turkey, not too loud, and user-friendly for a very enthusiastic 3-year-old mini-foodie.

I hate every minute of the search, the negotiations with my husband, worrying about making the right choice, and the recriminations when the choice is a failure.

But not this year! I turned to Don Rockwell and DCDining.com. Don did the research, narrowed down the choices, and did site visits to ensure that his recommendations were up to snuff. He kept in touch via email and phone calls. He was persistent in his quest on our behalf and his enthusiasm when he found the perfect solution was palpable.

We enjoyed a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in years. I will definitely ask Don for assistance in the future and recommend his service to anyone planning a special evening out.

Don, thank you for transforming our Thanksgiving experience.

--Jennifer L., Gaithersburg, MD

Don pulled out all the stops for us. The treatment my best friend received for her 30th birthday left her welled up and feeling 'like royalty.' For a more than fair price, I ended up looking like the most well-connected person in the city, my friend gushed the whole evening, and we had a meal I will never forget. Working with Don was a joy and I plan to use him again in the future.

-- Alexandra L., Washington, DC

Thanks to DC Dining for making plans for my husband's birthday party so easy (effortless, actually). Being new to the area, I was worried about finding a place that would offer the space and flexibility we needed for a friendly, casual gathering. Don worked hard to make sure that he understood what we were looking for, and then went out and found it. The experience -- not only working with Don, but also our night out -- exceeded our expectations. We had access to great food and drinks, without the pressure of sitting down to a full meal or reaching a bar minimum, and our friends wanted to know how we came across such a great venue in such a convenient location. There's no way I would have ever come up with this location on my own -- Don's experience, connections, and knowledge are invaluable! I would definitely use DC Dining again!

--Katie W., Washington, DC