While The Post portrays a universe of cooking parties in Georgetown townhouses, hazed newsrooms, and white-tablecloth breakfast meetings that’s distant from a existence of many writers today, there are still certain places in D.C. that pull reporters and politicos. With a film adult for 6 Golden Globes—including Meryl Streep’s assignment for her description of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham as she done a fatal decision, a really same week her association was going public, to tell stating formed on a Pentagon Papers—here are a few favorite spots of D.C. journalists, past and present.
Soon after she took over her family’s paper, Katharine Graham famously asked editor Ben Bradlee (portrayed by Tom Hanks in a film) to lunch during a F Street Club to plead fasten a newspaper—the private club, decorated in an early stage in a movie, was a customarily place in D.C. where a lady could compensate for a man’s lunch in 1965 but causing a stir. The space is now a president’s chateau during George Washington University, so instead energy brokers spin adult to be seen for “breakfast in Georgetown,” shorthand among a certain set for assembly during a Four Seasons, where confidence sum float in a behind dilemma and Ivanka Trump, Vernon Jordan, and Nancy Pelosi were all speckled dining on a same day final February. Susan Davis, a congressional match for NPR, favors French mark Bistro Bis during a Hotel George, a few blocks from a Capitol, for a.m. meetings. “Pro tip: we should customarily compensate $17 for a scrambled egg image when you’re expensing it,” she says.
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak Stone Crab, an outpost of a classical Miami Beach grill is “always buzzing with reporters, lawmakers hosting fundraising dinners, White House officials, and a K Street set,” says Susan Davis. “If your idea is to mark a senator or wire news star, this is a place right now.” The Washington Post’s Robert Costa recommends a pivotal orange pie, that “is served ice cold,” for dessert. BLT Steak, where Trump counsel Ty Cobb was overheard deliberating a Russia examine final summer, draws a identical crowd—the Obamas distinguished Michelle’s birthday there in 2012.
CNN White House match Sara Murray suggests streamer to Shaw, a area renouned with younger journalists. “Espita Mezcaleria is my personal fave. Sit during a bar, sequence a Mayahuel—my go-to drink. Be careful, it’s strong!—along with some guacamole and a integrate of a salsas.” Nearby, the Bird offers ripped-from-the headlines splash specials: $5 “Moscow Muellers” each time a special legislature indicts someone, and happy hour deals when someone is dismissed from a White House.
Despite a really on-the-nose name, groundwork cocktail basement Off a Record, only opposite a travel from a White House in a Hay-Adams Hotel, has prolonged been a favorite of off-duty reporters and White House officials, as is Quill in a Jefferson Hotel. For a cozier evening, Jenna Johnson recommends a potion of booze during Room 11 in Columbia Heights.