Senior Memories: Things that Only Seniors Remember


As the first semester has begun to wind down, my nerves about leaving Georgetown in only a few months are increasing. I can barely remember my freshman year, the people I met then feel like people I have known my entire life. However, there are some things that have not been so permanent. From bars to fads, Georgetown has seen a bunch of turnover during the last three years.

So underclassmen, give me this one post to rant. And seniors, join me in my trip down memory lane.

Things Only Seniors Remember:

1. Tuscany’s. The pride and joy of our freshman year. If you didn’t sit on the sidewalk with a large slice, make friends with a stranger or get into a fight about who ordered first than you haven’t lived.


2. Rhino. Okay, some underclassman might remember this one. But, only we remember how magical Rhino was once upon a time. Do I miss the idea of it? Yes. Do I actually miss it? To be honest, not at all.

3. Shit Georgetown Girls Say. This video defined my freshman year, and I still recite it weekly. While I was heartbroken that these guys took this video down, I am still petitioning for them to bring it back. Favorite lines include:

  • “Does Rhino take Go-Card?”
  • “What to chase with, what to chase with.. Diet Coke, zero cals!”
  • “Betch I’m drunk in Leo’s I need your help.”
  • “He must be cute, he went to Delbarton.”
  • “Son of a betch where is my Go-Card?”


5. Reiss Pathway. As a former Darnallian, the Reiss Pathway was basically family to me. Best people watching and easy access to Leavy… what more could you want?! It makes me so incredibly sad that some people think that the construction has always been there. They don’t know the great things they have missed.

6. Omelet Lady. Feel free to correct me, as I have not been to Leo’s in a while, but I’ve heard that the omelet lady no longer exists? How does one get his or her omelet without the signature “getcha omelet” call? That was the only acceptable way to end a weekend.

7. New South before the Heal Fam Stu Cen. I had to explain to a freshman the other day what was in the HFSC’s place prior to its creation… and all I could say was nothing. It literally seems like that building sprung from nowhere. If only it had been around my freshman year, I probably would have been more inclined to study!

8. Leo’s Burrito Bowls. Ugh, back when Leo’s did so many things right. Their burrito bowls were my favorite thing. Like Chipotle, but from a meal swipe! You didn’t even have to pay extra for guac!!

9. Juicing ‘Cuse in 1 Season. Way back when Syracuse was in the Big East. We were so lucky to see 2 wins against ‘Cuse in only one season. Hopefully we can juice ‘Cuse again this year on Dec. 5!

10. Epi before it became a hotspot. My underclassman sources have informed me that Epi is the new “late night hot spot.” Back in my day, it was just a great place to get a quesadilla and chill with friends. I guess we can blame the loss of both Tuscany’s and Eat & Joy for this one!


Is Tuscany Reopening?

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Ha. Good one. We wish. But now that you’re here, you might as well read up on the place that is now inhabiting the prime real estate Tuscany Cafe once held.

Nearly a year later, those of us who remember its glory still mourn the loss of Tuscany. Once hailed as a comforting haven for drunken Hoyas craving cheap pizza at 2 a.m., Tuscany quietly shut down in the summer of 2013. No one can really be sure of the reasons why it closed and never reopened, but one thing we can be certain of is that it is never coming back: A new owner has finally claimed the space that Tuscany left behind.

Lady Camellia is a pastry and tea shop that actually opened a few weeks ago, but only recently began serving tea. They offer an impressive array of baked goods, ranging from tea cakes to croissants to macarons. The decorations for the place are overwhelmingly pink and gold, reminiscent of what the Washington City Paper calls “a six-year old’s tea party fantasy.”

Do you remember when this was a place filled with ravenous students ordering pizza they weren’t ever going to remember eating?

With its prime location, Lady Camellia is poised to become the next hottest brunch spot. And with tea and scones? It doesn’t get much classier than that. So instead of heading down to 3261 Prospect at night for delicious, savory, unhealthy pizza, you now have the option of heading there in the morning and enjoying an extravagant brunch. You can always get your obligatory drunken pizza at the food truck.

Photo: Washington City Paper; Alexander Brown for The Hoya

Alternatives to Tuscany


We must all bow our heads for a moment of silence for Tuscany’s. Given their recent closing (potentially temporary?), I’m sure that those of you on campus are in need of a new late-night snack place to wind down after your nights of debauchery in D.C.

Look no further! 4E is here to help with some alternatives for your munchie needs.

Eat & Joy (1204 34th St NW) – Stop by for some cheap late-night mediterranean food! Great after a night on M St.
Mon – Thu: 11am-11pm
Fri – Sat: 11am-12am
Sun: 11am-11pm

Quick Pita (1210 Potomac St NW) – Open even later than Eat & Joy! Great for after those longer adventures.
Mon-Wed, Sun: 11:30 am – 3 am
Thu-Sat: 11:30 am – 4:30 am

Bistro Francais (3124 M St NW) – A delicious and classy late-night place. Complete with full bar and a great menu.
Mon-Thu, Sun: 11 am – 3 am
Fri-Sat: 11 am – 4 am

Epicurean (If you don’t know where this is…you probably don’t go here) – Will be open 24/7 come the fall, but here are the summer hours! Especially convenient for you Burleith-dwellers.
Full bar open until 2 a.m.
Full restaurant closes nightly at 10:30 p.m., limited food options available after 11 p.m.
Restaurant will close completely only from late Sunday night to early Monday morning.

Amsterdam Falafelshop (2425 18th St NW) – The ONLY way to end a night in Adams Morgan!
Mon, Sun: 11 am – 12 am
Tue-Wed: 11 am – 2:30 am
Thu: 11 am – 3 am
Fri-Sat: 11 am – 4 am

Julia’s Empanadas (1221 Connecticut Ave NW) – A great way to end a night in Dupont! Be sure to try the chorizo, you won’t regret it.
Mon: 10 am – 11:30 pm
Tue-Sat: 10 am – 2 am

None of these can fully replace Tuscany’s in our hearts (and stomachs), but hey, a Hoya’s got to eat!

Photo: Steven Piccione/The Hoya