I stopped by CitBar last night, also known as the bar at Citronelle, to get a measure of what neighbors were saying after the earthquake. Sure enough, it was busy, with Georgetowners out to share their stories, have a cool drink, a good meal at the bar. To a one, they had stories, including Jean-Jacques, the manager, and California earthquake veteran, who said his neighbor in northwest lost a chimney. He also said, given his California experience, that the DC quake counted as a legit quake. "It was the real thing." Yes, it was, even though I, in my car, missed the experience.
Angel, Sergio and Jacob, who were behind the bar, all in good spirits, making all kinds of crazy craft drinks with lots of fresh juices and other tasty ingredients. Good news for lovers of the city's best Cosmpolitan: the raspberries are back in stock. Also popular, the Mojito made with champagne and lots of mint, and the fresh squeezed lemonade. They also have an excellent rose on the menu of wines by the glass.
What were people eating? Plates of smoked salmon with toasted brioche bread, the platter of paper thin prosciutto, the excellent oyster shooters, mini burgers, French fries, chopped salad, and a yummy miso soup. If you go, don't deny yourself the Crepes Suzette.
Remember: they start serving at 3 pm and have outside tables. I've experienced all kinds of weather here (blizzards are great, even a torrential rainstorm, sitting outside under the awning), and it would work well for a hurricane, too.