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Kitchen Nightmare

The bomb that would have taken out the Saudi ambassador would have also blown up a Georgetown hotspot.

1:25 PM, Oct 12, 2011 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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With regard to the Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador at a restaurant, the Washington Post's Reliable Source reports, "Justice officials did not ID an eatery—and said there never was a specific restaurant. But they describe the suspect Mansour Arbabsiar allegedly talking with a DEA informant about bombing a restaurant Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir dines at regularly, and that he didn’t mind if bystanders died—including any U.S. senators in the vicinity." This leads the Source to conclude the location was Cafe Milano on Prospect Street in the heart of Georgetown.

Cafe Milano

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Milano has been for some time a place to see and be seen. Politicians of all stripes love the place as do celebrities, athletes, and diplomats. Personally, I find the food to be okay (I did have a nicely sautéed Fegato there once), but not out-of-this-world. But again, the food isn't the reason to dine at Milano. (Wasn't this the case with Duke Zeibert's?) TNR's Tim Noah also expounds on "the mystery of Cafe Milano." It's very Euro, which accounts for the international clientele. VIPs are treated well. And it's just off Wisconsin Avenue, where all the tourists can ogle you.

There is something to be said about being treated well (consistency is key to everything), but perhaps His Excellency should branch out a little? How about Moby Dick's House of Kabob?

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