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Meeting the friends - Iggies

When orders are ready at this Mount Vernon BYOB, they shout out your name real loud. So, it's a great way to learn everybody's name. The big rectangular community tables at Iggies are great for bringing two groups together but keeping them slightly apart. And because people pay separately anyway, the relationship won't be torpedoed by a nasty check-dividing incident. Note: Iggies is temporarily closed due to a fire next door but should reopen soon.Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo