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Georgetown students ranked "most annoying" in D.C.

July 13, 2011

According to the blog called D.C. Shitlist, Georgetown University has the "most annoying" student body of any school in the District.

"Big ups to the Hoyas for absolutely destroying the competition in this poll," says the blog. Georgetown received received 216 of the 346 registered votes.

"The 216 votes were good for just over 62% of the total.  GWU and American finished a distant 2nd and 3rd respectively; Howard, Catholic, and UDC were mere afterthoughts in the poll of most annoying student body in D.C."

"To those college kids involved in the poll: Remember, we still love you," says the blog. "You’re just kind of annoying."

D.C. Shitlist describes itself as "a blog about shitty things in the nation's capital." Other things that have earned a place on D.C. Shitlist include:

#1: Taxi Drivers That Try To Screw With Locals Thinking We’re Tourists

#2: Old Men Who Stay At Bars After Happy Hour and Hit On Young Girls

#5: The Fact That The Metro Delays Are Announced By Such an Overly Kind Voice

#6: Downtown Not Having Any Recycling Bins


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NYT: Strauss-Kahn case in question

July 1, 2011

The sexual assault case against erstwhile Georgetown resident Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to a New York Times report.

Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, prosecutors now do not believe much of what the accuser has told them about the circumstances or about herself.

Since her initial allegation on May 14, the accuser has repeatedly lied, one of the law enforcement officials told the Times.

Anne Sinclair's house in Georgetown where she and Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived before his arrest in May (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Anne Sinclair's house in Georgetown where she and Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived before his arrest in May
Strauss-Kahn’s supporters have complained that U.S. authorities had rushed to judgment in the case. After his resignation as chief of the International Monetary Fund following the arrest, he was such a pariah that neighbors of an Upper East Side apartment building in New York objected when he and his wife tried to rent a unit there. They eventually rented a three-story town house in TriBeCa.

Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, owns a house in Georgetown where the couple lived before the arrest.

Former French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was named the new IMF chief this week.


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And the 2011 restaurant winners are…

June 26, 2011

The Source by Wolfgang Puck was named the “Fine Dining Restaurant” of the year, Todd Gray of Equinox  was selected as  “Chef of the Year”  and Carmine’s as the ultimate “Power Spot” at the 2011 RAMMYS award ceremonies, presided over by Lynne Breaux, president of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, on  Sunday night.

City Council Chair Kwame Brown was a popular destination for people at the RAMMYS who wanted to introduce themselves. (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) City Council Chair Kwame Brown was a popular destination for people at the RAMMYS who wanted to introduce themselves.
The black tie and mask carnival-themed gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel drew upwards of 2,000, including City Council Chair Kwame Brown and Council Members Jack Evans and Tommy Wells.

For the association’s biggest and most glamorous event of the year, the hotel’s grand ballroom was transformed with international food pavilions featuring cuisines from Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The RAMMYS recognize the professionals that comprise the restaurant and associate membership of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington.

Here is the list of 2011 winners with their categories:

Chef of the Year – Todd Gray of Equinox in downtown, D.C.

Fine Dining Restaurant – The Source by Wolfgang Puck in Penn Quarter, D.C.

Jill Collins represents Carmine's, a RAMMY winner (Photo by: Natalia Jannetti) Jill Collins represents Carmine's, a RAMMY winner
Power Spot – Carmine’s in Penn Quarter, D.C.

New Restaurant – Estadio at  Logan Circle

Neighborhood Gathering Place – Ted’s Bulletin on Capitol Hill

Hottest Bar Scene – Chef Geoff’s at Tysons Corner, Va.

Upscale Casual Restaurant – Tabard Inn near DuPont Circle

Rising Culinary Star – Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley at Logan Circle.

Your Favorite Restaurant – Carmine’s in Penn Quarter.

Wine Program – Taberna Del Alabardero, downtown D.C.

Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck accepts the "Fine Dining Restaurant" Award (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck accepts the "Fine Dining Restaurant" Award
Beverage / Mixology Program – Founding Farmers, downtown D.C.

Where Magazine Visitors’ Choice Award – Old Ebbitt Grill in downtown DC.

Restaurant Employee – Ryme Lansari, server, Café Atlantico/Minibar, Penn Quarter.

Restaurant Manager – Hans Olson, general manager, Clyde’s of Reston, Va.

Pastry Chef – Tiffany MaCisaac – Neighborhood Restaurant Group, DC & Va.

In addition, Chef Jose Andres of Jaleo, Zaytinya and other restaurants, was awarded the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award for his dedication and leadership in the industry.

The Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year honor went to The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. in the West End.

 

The crowded ballroom for the RAMMYS (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) The crowded ballroom for the RAMMYS

Christine Brooks-Cropper, president & CEO, of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce,  at the RAMMYS gala (Photo by: Natalia Jenetti) Christine Brooks-Cropper, president & CEO, of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce, at the RAMMYS gala
Silvestro Conte surrounded by two attractively  masked women at the gala (Photo by: Natalia Jenetti) Silvestro Conte surrounded by two attractively masked women at the gala


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