If you are a fan of Clyde's and Old Ebbitt Grill you'll waste no time getting over to 14th and F Streets to check out the new Clyde's Restaurant Group enterprise, The Hamilton. It is a 24-hour extravaganza of food and music. It's epic in ambition and scope. I stopped in the other night and was impressed with the attention to detail, a Clyde's standard. The next day I did an interview with CRG CEO John Laytham for washingtonian.com. Please give it a read: A Q&A With John Laytham.
I remember when that space was Garfinckels department store, a wonderful emporium that was Washington's answer to Bergdorf-Goodman. As a teenager I thought it was the most elegant place and still remember the first time I had birthday money to burn there, and did, and loved every minute.