Tombs and 1789 founder Richard McCooey dies at 83

On August 6 of this year, Tombs and 1789 founder Richard McCooey (COL ’52) died in a home in Greenwich, Conn. of complications related to cancer. McCooey created perhaps the most iconic location in all of Georgetown and… Read More

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Georgetown celebrates 225 years since founding

Today marks Georgetown’s 225 “birthday,” since University founder John Carroll, S.J. received the deed for the school’s first acres on Jan. 23, 1789. Vox thinks the University looks just as good now, at 225 years young, as she did when she… Read More

The Tombs is serving you secondhand meat, WCP reports

In middle school, we all learned about the Native American custom of not wasting a single part of a slain animal. Apparently, 1789’s relatively new executive chef Anthony Lombardo subscribes to that same idea, and is sticking parts of… Read More

1789 chef nominated as “People’s Best New Chef of 2011″

As part of an annual contest put on by Food & Wine magazine, Chef Daniel Giusti of 1789 Restaurant was nominated last week as a candidate for the title of The People’s Best New Chef of 2011. Put… Read More

Fire outside of 1789 bakery shuts down 36th Street

Get the flash player here: This afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m., the D.C. Fire Department responded to a fire on the exterior of the 1789 bakery on 36th Street.