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What Would You Resurrect?

GM is going to shamefully take the idea of Washingtonian writer, Jessica Sidman, who this week asked: If you could bring back from the dead any restaurant from DC’s history, what would you choose? GM would like to take a local spin on it and confine it to Georgetown. If you could bring back any now closed Georgetown restaurant, what would you choose? Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mike Maguire.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • If you’re like GM, you forgot that Monday was a DC holiday, Emancipation Day, and put your trash out a day early. It should be picked up today.
  • This is a great question: if you could bring back just one lost DC restaurant, what would you choose?

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Birds of Georgetown: Woodpeckers

This week on Birds of Georgetown, GM is exploring woodpeckers.

Woodpeckers, for those not old enough to remember a certain famous cartoon, get their name from how they strike trees with their beak to find bugs to eat.

Here in DC there are a few varieties you might see. (Although typically you hear them first!). Above is the downy woodpecker. It is the smallest common woodpecker. It can be identified partially by its size (normally only 5 to 7 inches long) and its white spots on black wings. The males have a bit of red on top of their heads.

Another small woodpecker you might find in Georgetown is the red-bellied woodpecker:

These guys are a bit bigger than the downy woodpeckers, at 9 to 10 inches. They have a striking reddish orange stripe on their heads, although the female’s stripe is not as prominent: Continue reading

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The Georgetown Metropolis

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