Monday night at the ANC meeting, the BID presented its plans for the next upcoming Taste of Georgetown festival. Later on, the liquor license application of Lapis, a proposed Afghan restaurant, was discussed. Perhaps he was just hungry, but it got him wondering: what types of restaurants dominate Georgetown?
Being a nerdy wonk that he is, GM made a pie chart:
Like the rest of America, we apparently really like, well, “American”, Italian (which is mostly to say: Pizza), and dessert.
Before tabulating the numbers (which were based off of GM’s last survey) GM thought that French might eek out a win, but the prevalence of pubs like Martin’s and J.Paul’s put American in first. The combination of ten different pizza places, combined with higher end Italian restaurants like Cafe Milano, put Italian squarely in second place. And despite an Ice Cream No-Man’s Land, when in Georgetown you’re never more than a few blocks from a frozen or baked treat.
The most amazing thing about this data? There are no fewer than 120 restaurants in Georgetown. 120!? That’s nuts.