Post Tagged with: "restaurants"

Spotluck co-founders Cherian Thomas (GRD ’14) and Brad Sayler hope to promote business at  local restaurants by offering discounts to customers based on a special algorithm that changes based on demand.

Startup Offers New Way to Dine Locally

When Jack Segelstein (COL ’18) goes out to eat with friends in Georgetown, his group sometimes encounters a dilemma. “A lot of the time we just can’t agree on what we want to eat,” Segelstein said. To help solve this problem, Cherian Thomas (GRD ’14) and Brad Sayler created Spotluck,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Justin Schuble takes a photo outside of P.F. Chang’s as part of a promotion for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schuble’s Instagram page @DCFoodPord ammassed more than 55,000 followers in just two years.

Student Caters to DC Foodies on Instagram

Justin Schuble (MSB ’17) never planned to become “Insta-famous.” His Instagram account — @DCFoodPorn — has over 56,000 followers and has been featured in Thrillist, USA Today College, Huffington Post, Elite Daily and Yahoo News. The account’s more than 1,000 posts feature colorful macaroons, cheesy burgers and decadent s’mores pancakes[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Georgetown Business Improvement District discussed the neighborhood’s shift from restaurants to chain retailers at its November meeting.

M Street Restaurants Lose Out to Retail

Restaurants have historically colored the history of the Georgetown neighborhood: John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie in Martin’s Tavern, and Barack took Michelle out for a birthday dinner at Café Milano. However, the recent rise of retail stores over the last decade has forced Georgetown’s traditional restaurant scene to take[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Startup Targets Restaurants

Startup Targets Restaurants

A successful startup company will identify both a daily problem and the solution — and that’s exactly what Improvonia, an app created by Georgetown MBA alumni Konstantin Zvereff-Akiiki (GRD ’11) and Jagmohal Bansal (GRD ’11), has done for the restaurant industry. Streamlining the ordering process with electronic ordering sheets for[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Tombs, 1789 and F. Scott's founder Richard McCooey with his wife Karen. McCooey lived most of his life in Georgetown.

McCooey, Tombs Founder, Dies at 83

In 1962, Richard H. McCooey (C ’52) established two properties on 36th Street, with the aim of giving back to his beloved university. His brainchildren — The Tombs, 1789, and later, F. Scott’s — would prove to have an outsized, indelible effect on Georgetown. McCooey died Aug. 6 in Greenwich,[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 3 comments City News, News

Greek yoghurt and apricots at Zaytingya.

A Taste of the Mediterranean Coast

When I was still in Shanghai, I tried Turkish cuisine and discovered it was not to my liking. Granted, the desserts were mind-blowing, even for someone indifferent to sugar, like me, but the entrees had too strong a flavor for my liking and left me with a negative first impression of[Read More…]


Desperados Burgers & Bar


No one can deny that D.C. is a great place for eating out. Here’s a guide to where to get the best tastes the District has to offer. Brunch Bites Belga Café $$$$ 514 Eighth St. SE Belga Café, conceptualized by native Belgian and award-winning chef Bart Vandaele, is modeled[Read More…]



With an eclectic mix of shops and unusual businesses that surround American University, Tenleytown is one of the more interesting places to visit in D.C. It’s a friendly, fun and laid-back neighborhood that is well worth a visit as one of D.C.’s most trendy shop and cafe areas.   Café[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide

Woodley Park

This stop will drop you off near Adams Morgan, which is well-known for its nightlife and bar scene. However, the area features everything from decadent bakeries to rowdy bars to authentic Indian eateries. Whether you’re stopping by one of the vibrant street fairs or taking part in the thriving club[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide

Virginia Square-GMU

Virginia Square, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., is home to the Arlington Arts Center, which presents contemporary works from upcoming artists and cutting-edge installation pieces. The area offers an exciting new place for Hoyas to venture beyond the District in addition to some landmark restaurant destinations such as El Pollo[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide