SO OKAY ITS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND THIS IS SORT OF FUNNY… Top NYT political reporter Adam Nagourney gives us a tantalizing taste of what he likes to do for fun, with this piece on DC for the NYT’s Escapes section.

Ever wondered what Nagourney thinks about the 9:30 Club? He loves it! Although its in a “dicey neighborhood”, he says it “attracts an eclectic roster of bands — think Wilco and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah,” and that it has “great sound” and “heaps of personality.” All in all, “one of the best places in the country to see a show.”

Nagourney also recommends Al Crostino for a pre-show dinner, but says to make sure to “tell the waiter you have a 9:30 to catch.” Damn, this guy knows all the angles! He also suggests having a drink at the bar at Zaytinya, and writes fondly of “tak[ing] a bath in one of its huge martinis.” Quite an image.

As for the townhouses of Georgetown: “Some friends and I could hardly contain ourselves when we visited a $2.5 million, one-bedroom town house that had a mahogany paneled bathroom and a jungle-canopy bed.”

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