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Andy Cohen spends a wet weekend in D.C. with his family.

on Mar 15, 20100

It is a wee bit miserable in NYC, but I am quite confident this monsoon is going to lead to great springy things for us all.

I was "enjoying" the rain in DC this weekend, sightseeing with my parents and nephew. We had a blast. We started at the Holocaust museum, which is one of the most moving places you'll ever go. There is so much to respond to, and you never know what is going to affect you; the thing that totally got me was seeing a room filled with thousands of shoes. A trip to this museum is a necessary and powerful experience on so many levels.

From there we got ourselves together (and made a total left turn) and headed to Top Chef alumnus Spike Mendelsohn's white-hot restaurant Good Stuff Eatery.

Spike is not only adorable and nice, his restaurant is a huge hit and serves some of the greatest, most innovative and awesome hamburgers and milkshakes that you can imagine.  We FEASTED and met Spike's mom, sister, and dad, who are there pretty much every day with Spike. It's a family affair that will soon extend next door when he opens what I know will be a great pizza joint.  

From there we walked to the Smithsonian where we beelined to the First Ladies' dresses.  (Insert Andy joke here.) Can you please take a look at Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush's:

Beyond highlighting the gorgeousity of Nan's Galanos affair and uggo-ness of Bab's de la Renta, the side-by-side moment also tells us that Barbara was also about three times as wide as Nancy. That ain't nice but it was what everybody was sayin'. I am just reporting what I heard and saw, people! They should put Barbara's in the cabinet with Hillary and Laura's incredibly ugly frocks, so they can all have something in common. 

14 comments

Okay 9 by design is my fav, this family is adorable and I am a Bravo TV addict

SW69
SW69

Andy, I'm addicted to the housewives series but my favorite show is "Watch what Happens". I wish it was an hour instead of the 30 min. I have to admit that my favorite part is seeing you. Your so sexy. I'm a sucker for a hairy chest. Kudos to you on your success with Bravo.

Bev m.
Bev m.

hey andy!i can not wait to see kelly this week on watch what happens.i already miss alexis from o c and the season just ended.she is my fav.along with dina and her sis from jersey.headed back to missouri this summer will be watching.bev m

Virtual Tourista
Virtual Tourista

Next time you see your adorable nephew in DC he'll try the Spy Museum! Youngest son loved it when he hit the middle school-high school years. I still get emails from their gift shop...he ordered so many shaving cream cans with false bottoms and hollow books and other spy gear!

Also awesome is the night tour of the monuments. They pick you up at your hotel and have to drive you around because there are homeland security barriers everywhere now and it's damned difficult to park up close at night. Anyway, founding fathers are really cool all lit up and the Korean monument is just eerie. You feel like you're on patrol with the statues in the platoon.

Health Reform
Health Reform

Where you in DC part of checking out the production of Real Housewives of DC? Or just hanging for fun in DC?

When do we find out when the DC show is airing?

Erica

Kelli Ash
Kelli Ash

Hi Andy!! It was really great to see into your personal life a little bit! Glad you had a great visit!! LOL on the "douche of the universe" comment! My husband and I feel the same!! Gotta love Sharon Osborne's comment of "I don't play well with other children!!" I think I almost peed my pants when I heard that!! My sister and I always say that we don't play well with others, so I can totally relate with her statement!! Keep up the fun Andy!! Kelli

mmc
mmc

So glad you enjoyed your trip, rain and all.The comments were a little mean.Anybody would be three times the size of Nancy Reagan.She was a lovely dresser but much too skinny for my taste.What a storm we're having in North Central N.J.Peoples' homes and basements are being flooded, trees are down all over, yards look like lakes, and I tried to go to the pharmacy but could not get through all the water.NYC is like another planet when these acts of nature happen.You New Yorkers just keep going!

jp
jp

Dear Andy-

I heart you - no - seriously, I do. Can you please tell me how you managed to get this great gig at Bravo? (spare me the "hard work" speil - I can only imagine how hard you must have worked!)

xoxo jp

Jamie L
Jamie L

Andy,

I was wondering if you happened to be around 37-38 and went to Camp Echo Lark (in Pennsylvania) - I'm sure there are a million Andy Cohen's!!!

Jamie from NY

The Real Dayna
The Real Dayna

Andy, the Holocaust museum is incredibly moving. I felt completely spent after seeing it and could barely eat. The image of those shoes has haunted me for 15+ years now.

Your mom and nephew are adorable. Now we know where you got it from.

Sandy H
Sandy H

I have to tell you I love you to death Andy! You crack me up! You have the most adorable little boy appeal and I could hug you all day! oved the reunion show! Keep up the good work Andy!

di
di

just saw you on Today...you are just as adorable during the daytime, not just at midnight. MEOW!!!!!

carriej
carriej

God! I cannot wait for Top Chef...please please start soon!

Jenn A
Jenn A

Sounds like an incredible weekend! Your mom and nephew are adorable.

I'm from Illinois and was embarrassed again by Blago on the Apprentice. He will be the first man gone unless Brett's tardiness gets him into trouble. Carol was kicked off too early and the women will regret it I'm sure. She is hysterical. I saw her open for Jerry Seinfeld and she was great. Glad she will be on WWHL. 2 great women with short and sassy hair dos - love it!

Have a great week!