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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/05 20:07:49 (permalink)
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For a super pub and grub, try the Georgetown pub, The "1789" outside the Universities main gate in the romantic Georgetown district!!! It was a favorite hang-out when at Georgetown.

http://www.1789restaurant.com/main/index.cfm
Here's their website...Gourmet Magazine has even written up their restaurant...and bring your camaera...pretty area!!!

By the way, the classic pub,next to the 1789, is called the "tombs" We called it the generic "1789" but the quiet little pub downstairs, is technically "The Tombs"
Here is their site
http://www.tombs.com/main...mp;Section=Our_History

THIS IS THE QUINTISSENTIAL PLACE TO SEE IN gEORGETOWN.

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I totally agree with the above! In fact, I've got a Tombs t-shirt on right now. I grew up across Key Bridge in Langley and have been going there since the early 60's. I remember cold draft schooners back then for .35! One time while hitchhiking back home after a few afternoon beers I got a ride with Bobby Kennedy. He lectured me about the dangers of thumbing rides and took me right to the front door. My Mom was standing in the picture window bug eyed with her mouth wide open. Too funny.

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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/05 20:53:01 (permalink)
Wow...great story Pancho. That's one to tell the grandchildren. I have such fond memories of th1789 from my one year at Georgetown. I saw Lyndon Johnson's inaugural in'65.  I seem to remember the story went that the owner of the pub, a graduate of Georgetown, was an executive or some head of Ballantine Beer.
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/06 12:36:56 (permalink)
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Wow...great story Pancho. That's one to tell the grandchildren. I have such fond memories of th1789 from my one year at Georgetown. I saw Lyndon Johnson's inaugural in'65.  I seem to remember the story went that the owner of the pub, a graduate of Georgetown, was an executive or some head of Ballantine Beer.
Yes, his name was (or is) Richard McCooey. I remember him well. I was actually still in high school when I started going to the Tombs....it was 18 for beer and wine in the District, and I had a fake draft card at 15! I graduated from McLean HS in '63. Do you remember that plastic Tombs sign at the base of the entry steps? It now hangs in my drinking buddy's rec room in Pueblo, CO! I also did a bunch of shopping at the Georgetown University shop just up the street. You also probably know that the Exorcist was filmed in that townhouse on the corner, right? Great to hear from someone else who remembers my favorite pub of all-time!

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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/07 06:19:30 (permalink)
All great suggestions!  I'll be in DC next couple of days and may try to look up one of the suggested places here or find something on  my own ( it's a big city). 
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/07 11:34:54 (permalink)
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Wow...great story Pancho. That's one to tell the grandchildren. I have such fond memories of th1789 from my one year at Georgetown. I saw Lyndon Johnson's inaugural in'65.  I seem to remember the story went that the owner of the pub, a graduate of Georgetown, was an executive or some head of Ballantine Beer.
Yes, his name was (or is) Richard McCooey. I remember him well. I was actually still in high school when I started going to the Tombs....it was 18 for beer and wine in the District, and I had a fake draft card at 15! I graduated from McLean HS in '63. Do you remember that plastic Tombs sign at the base of the entry steps? It now hangs in my drinking buddy's rec room in Pueblo, CO! I also did a bunch of shopping at the Georgetown University shop just up the street. You also probably know that the Exorcist was filmed in that townhouse on the corner, right? Great to hear from someone else who remembers my favorite pub of all-time!

Georgetown's campus is also seen in The Exorcist.
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/07 11:55:41 (permalink)
On one remembers The Exorcist for the Georgetown campus.
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/09 09:53:06 (permalink)
1789 and The Tombs are owned by the Clyde's group.
 
They've done a good job keeping the place honest to it's original intent. And Clyde's produces excellent food. If only all restaurant chains/groups were this dedicated to quality and service! 
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/09 12:16:02 (permalink)
That's good to hear,Scorereader. Haven't been to the tombs in years...but t's stil good to know it's still there, the way I'd remember it!!
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/09 14:38:45 (permalink)
I think you'd be happy. They did not try to wench the historic restaurants the group bought into their Clyde's model (not that there's anything wrong with Clyde's). Along with Old Ebbett's Grill, they've kept these true to each place's history.
 
Funny, when I lived in Glover Park, I never went to The Tombs nor 1776 House, not until after we were all the way in NE DC did we finally go to these places.
 
But, in my defense, as a native Syracusean, going the The Tombs (a Georgetown Hoya hangout) was never high on my list.
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/09 15:37:18 (permalink)
I always enjoy stopping at Ben's Chili half smoked.  Very tasty chili and hot dog with fries and drink about $6.00.  It is sorta famous and been there since 1958.  Located at 1213 U Street in northwest DC.
 
http://benschilibowl.com/menu/
 
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/09 16:01:18 (permalink)
Had a nice weekend in the DC Area.
 
The veal at Filomena was as good as ever.

 
Tried the La Familia(correct spelling is Famiglia) for the first time.....Fantastic!
 

 
LA FAMILIA
Sunday sauce was passionately Italian and a time honored flavor everyone looked forward to.  Simmered for hours with this trinity of Meat Balls, Italian Sausage and Ribs.  The flavor these measts infused into this sauce made an indelible memory of taste.  All three meats from the sauce are served alongside Fusilli pasta and topped with  "Sunday Dinner Sauce."  $24.95
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/09 17:31:31 (permalink)
Old Georgetown Hospital was directly across the street from the Tombs, I was born there in 1946...Had many cold ones at the Tombs, in my youth, we always called it the 1789, the restaurant was no great shakes back then, as I recall!
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/10 10:35:48 (permalink)
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Old Georgetown Hospital was directly across the street from the Tombs, I was born there in 1946...Had many cold ones at the Tombs, in my youth, we always called it the 1789, the restaurant was no great shakes back then, as I recall!
I was born across the bridge and down in Warrenton in 1946. We moved to Langley in 1954. Anyway, the 1789 was and still is an upscale restaurant. Has won many awards...whereas the Tombs was and is a tavern/pub located in the basement. You actually entered down a couple of flights of steps underneath the famous "Tombs" sign. I never set foot in the 1789 back in those days. Both are now owned by the Clyde's restaurant group.

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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/10 15:47:17 (permalink)
Fastest BBQ delivery in the South!

 
Chubby's does everything First Class!
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/10 16:55:58 (permalink)
Wow Joe, If I follow in your foot steps, I'll need a new pair of shoes....
 
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/10 17:28:22 (permalink)
Joe, that looks like a 2013, 556 HP CTS-V, 192 MPH cruise, nice wheels, must be a great guy!
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Re:Washington DC, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria 2013/04/10 18:09:36 (permalink)
Is anybody else seeing double?
 
Must be a really hot topic:
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On a really hot site:
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OMG, I hope the dancing ads on the homepage are not affected!

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