This morning, Vox came across a gem of a photograph snapped by Georgetown Metropolitan. Georgetown Dinette, one of the very few mom-and-pop restaurants in the area, is closing for a few weeks for a “family matter.”
In what we can only expect from the wonderful hole-in-the-wall institution that is this small and homey eatery, the owners put up a sign to explain their absence. They insist that customers suppress the immediate withdrawal effects expected to ensue upon the two-week departure.
Georgetown Dinette, over 25 years old, is just one of those places every neighborhood needs. Run by a vivacious Asian couple, the restaurant specializes in affordable diner food and sandwiches. Their food, however, is far from the highlight. What makes this restaurant is the personality of the owners.
The dinette possess the kind of magical, neighborhood feeling that many Georgetown restaurants lack. Emmy is notorious for her chatty and loving disposition, and as one Yelp user described it, “the warm, boisterous, Korean woman behind the counter…is larger than life. She runs the front of the house while her husband works the kitchen, and she does it with spunk (one example amongst many: ‘Hey boyfriend, your food ready – I not a waitress!’)”
The sign reads (after the jump!):
We are away from store about two weeks for family matter.
We are very sorry.
Don’t be mad, sad, cry.
We’ll be back soon and happy together again.
Emmy and Harry
Photo by Georgetown Metropolitan