If it’s variety you’re after, Barracks Row is just a short walk away.
“Eighth Street is great for interviews because you have so many places to choose from,” one staffer said.
Trattoria Alberto (506 Eighth St. SE) and its Italian menu are a mainstay of the area. But because the restaurant has been open for 25 years, it’s a less trendy destination than some of the other restaurants on the popular stretch. That means the chances of someone you know walking in are slim.
Can’t Stray Far From the Office?
For the short and brief interview that won’t pull you away from your desk for more than 30 minutes, the Longworth House Office Building’s cafeteria overflow room is the place for you. It’s an easy place to meet when a free moment suddenly presents itself.
“You can sit down with someone, and it won’t look suspicious,” said Jared Small, a former staffer for ex-Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.).
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