I love the pub room at 1789. It is one of the prettiest, coziest and most comfortable dining rooms in Washington. Dinner there tonight with my pal Hugh Jacobsen. Absolutely a great way to end the week. He started with salad, I had Nantucket Bay sccallops. My entree was Black Bass, his was steak. My "dessert" was a cheese course, his was chocolate ice cream. All of this on a white tablecloth, by candlelight, with good service. Seriously - after a long work week, why not?
I love the pub room because of its intimate size, and because it has such a charming little bar. Once upon a time that was a stand-up bar, because it was not legal to sit and have a drink in Washington. Times have changed, and even if you aren't having dinner, it's a pretty cool place to stop in for a drink.
I shot these pics with the Black Keys film of the HipSta App on my iPhone 4S. I'm quite loving that particular app, having used it the other night at Cafe Bonaparte. It would be fun to shoot every groovy eatery in Georgetown, with "groovy" being the operative word.
So, as we begin the holiday season, do by all means consider choosing local, as in eating in and shopping in your own neighborhood.