Good Friday morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
Photo above from Flickr user Lauren Farmer used under a Creative Commons License.
The June ANC meeting will be held next Monday June 1st, in the normal Heritage Room of Visitation. The agenda has been released and one item stands out like a sore thumb. Of all the issues you’d expect to see on an ANC meeting agenda, GM is pretty sure that Gay Marriage is pretty low on people’s list. But no matter, the ANC has apparently set out to pass some sort of a resolution.
But on what side?
GM is assuming, or at least sincerely hopes, that they are for the legalization of gay marriage. Or maybe they’ll be for it as long as it doesn’t affect parking. Although either way it seems awfully futile for the ANC to weigh in on this issue. But if they want to pitch in to the cause, GM says bully to them. It should create a fun debate either way.
So what else? Apparently Georgetown Billiards closed (which is sad news to GM; it was a nice off-beat place to hang out). The new management has plans for the space and will present them for the ANC’s approval on Monday. Perchance they will still incorporate air hockey?
Finally, Agraria will return to present their revised plans for a Tiki Bar. The ANC was not particularly excited about the plans presented last month. The Agraria reps tried to assure the commissioners that Agraria attracts a different crowd than its fratty neighbors. But Tiki bars are like the 60’s versions of Irish bars: they can turn an ordinary bar into an ordinary bar with louder drunk people. Are neo-Tiki bars different? We’ll see.
According to the Washington Post, the Georgetown waterfront is soon going to be adding a tiki bar. Agraria, the fresh-ingredient-proselytizing restaurant, is apparently going to undergo a face lift that will include the addition of a tiki bar.
If there’s one thing that the waterfront doesn’t need, it’s yet another fratty bar, and nothing screams frathouse more than a tiki bar. However, from the WaPo description, it doesn’t sound like the actual bar itself will be that different. They write:
Unfortunately, while we’ll have a wide selection of drinks to choose from, we won’t be sipping navy grog while sitting in some Polynesian paradise full of tiki heads and tall rattan chairs. “The decor of the restaurant won’t change too much,” Motruk Loy says. “We’re making it a little more casual, and we’ll soften it up a bit. But we’re not going to pack up Founding Farmers and bring it over here.”
Ok, so it sounds like all they’re doing is opening a new bar and then trying to start (or follow?) a nostalgic rum drink trend.
GM has been to Founding Farmers and tried their cocktails. They are an homage to the type of hand-crafted drinks that populated prohibition-era bars and they are fantastic. So, tiki heads or not, maybe those drinks will finally make it worth while to tread through the hoards of prom goers, bachelorette parties, and dudes showing off their boats and make our way down there.
Ehh, probably not.