1. 1789 (Georgetown)
Let me preface this by saying that 1789 is no burger joint. You need a reservation and you need a paycheck. With that said, 1789 is a little slice of Colonial heaven in Georgetown. The restaurant is a renovated house from Colonial America and the menu features classic American meat and fish dishes that will make your mouth water. The service is absolutely impeccable- the wait staff will truly make you feel like royalty. So, indulge in your royal roots and book a table.
*Tip: The scallops are one of the restaurant’s most favored dishes and for GOOD reason.
2. Vapiano’s (Dupont Circle)
For those of you like myself whose wallets dwindle at the drop of a hat, I have the perfect place for you. Vapiano’s serves up delicious and fresh pasta, pizza, salads, and other Italian novelties right in front of you for an incredibly affordable price. The restaurant is set up like a chic and modern cafeteria with self-seated tables and walk up counters separated by food station. Vapiano’s also boasts a huge bar with Happy Hour Monday to Saturday from 3:30pm to 8pm and Sundays from noon to close and lounge areas throughout- perfect for socializing with the gang after work or before a night on the town.
*Tip: My personal favorite was the pesto e spinaci sauce. Va bene.
3. Movie of the Week: Summertime (1955)
This film is spectacular. I have been in quite an oldies funk this week, immersing myself in Malt Shop music and browsing the web for black and white prints. Therefore, I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon this film in the iTunes movie library the other day. “Summertime” stars Katharine Hepburn as a middle-aged, single American woman on holiday in Venice. She crosses paths with gorgeous Rossano Brazi, who plays a Venetian shopkeeper, in Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square- with all of the pigeons) one afternoon and the rest is history. The film chronicles their beautiful romance and reminds us that the best adventures are still t0 come. I highly suggest you rent this film. You will enjoy every bit of it.