The pizza's are the perfect size for one person and reminds me of pizza's you get in Italy. They also have a good selection of wine and you can sit in the back at the wine bar.
The burgers are perfect and the fries are huge. The portions are decent so you leave felling full. They also have peanuts at the tables for you to munch on while you wait.
I was disappointed to go to Alero and have run of the mill mexican food. It wasn't bad but I enjoy mexican food at other restaurants. The margaritas were good though.
The place can have high cover charge and depending on the night will play techno music. The place was okay. I felt like it was too pretentious and maybe that's what its trying to be.
The place usually gets pretty packed around happy hour. On weekends it might be hard to find a seat at the bar or not feel like you're in someone's way as they get to the bar. Upstairs is not as crowded. When the weather is nice they have chairs and tables to sit outside on.
The happy hour is nice, especially during the summer months because then you can sit outside. Its on 18th street so you aren't faced with all the evening traffic whizzing by as you enjoy your cocktail.
I went to Skin Savvy on two occasions. One to get a massage and another time to get a mini-massage and a facial. I thought the facial would include extraction but that's the $75 facial so instead I felt like I just had my face washed. Live and learn I guess. The massages were good, I sometimes wished they were a little rougher. I enjoyed it there and will speak up next time.
I used to love going to Lulu's, especially when they would have intern night on Thurs over the summer but that was ages ago. The few times I've been back on Sat nights the music is too loud or like techno. When they are playing hip hop music its usually pretty good.
The place is great for any type of regular bar food. The atmosphere is nice plus its right by the UMD campus so its easy to get too. Parking may be limited but I haven't had a problem yet.
They have a lot of great food, most items include some kind of pasta but you can certainly get it w/o pasta too. The regular size is also a decent amount of food. You don't feel too full or wanting more.