'True Prep' author Lisa Birnbach lists the preppiest places in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The preppiest places in Washington, as chosen by Lisa Birnbach, preeminent arbiter of prep:

1. The parking lot at St. Albans School

2. The Tombs -- crew prints on the walls, beer by the pitcher

3. Social Safeway -- check out the tonic or tuna aisles

4. Smith Point -- it is named after a Nantucket landmark

5. City Tavern Club -- lots of new young preps joining

6. The Sports Club/LA at the Ritz-Carlton -- where yummy mummies go to Pilates

7. George -- a new prep bar in the courtyard in back of Cafe Milano

8. John Kerry's Georgetown house

9. R.I.P.: Light a candle at the site of the legendary prep 1980s hookup spot, the Chinese Disco (Chidi), a frat party/beach bar that sprang up Friday nights at the former Day Lily restaurant near Foggy Bottom

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