We were just running on the C&O Path and when stopping back in Georgetown by one of the foot bridges; we were stretching and I looked down into a flower bed and saw a bunch of three leaf clovers. I then joked and said I am gonna find a four leaf clover because I have never found one. Then just before we wee going to walk away I saw a clover that looked strange. At first I thought it was just two three leaf clovers stuck together. Looking closer I realized it was actually a five leaf clover!
I noticed there was a news article of a young girl finding one in the UK so I guess it is pretty rare. 1 in 20,000.”
“For the first time in nearly 20 years, restrictions have temporarily been lifted on alcoholic beverage licenses for taverns in the Georgetown Historic District. The change occurred after the number of licensed taverns within the historic area fell below a legislative cap of six.
As a result, taverns located in the Georgetown Historic District are permitted to transfer alcoholic beverage licenses to new owners and new locations within the area. An existing restaurant in the historic district will also be able to apply to become a tavern or nightclub in the neighborhood. Applications to make any of the changes would need to be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for consideration by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board).
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and Rules Reform Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. law 10-122) freezes the transfer or sale of tavern and nightclub licenses in the Georgetown Historic District when there are six or more taverns and/or nightclubs licensed in the area. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the number of taverns in Georgetown fell to five after the Board canceled the tavern license for Saloun—previously located at 3239 M St., NW— for not renewing its license by the deadline on Monday, Sept. 30. There are no nightclubs currently licensed in Georgetown.
The ability to transfer tavern licenses will end once the legislative cap of six taverns and/or nightclubs is reached in the Georgetown Historic District. Applications for alcoholic beverage licenses are available at www.abra.dc.gov.”
“Dean & DeLuca, the beloved and iconic gourmet markets, is thrilled to announce that beginning this Friday, November 8th, its Georgetown store (located at 3276 M Street, NW) will offer four doughnut varieties from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, the D.C.-based shop known for its inventive and whimsical take on doughnut flavors.
Handcrafted with ingredients sourced from some of the finest farmers and purveyors, the gourmet offerings include Vanilla Glazed (vanilla bean glaze), Maple Bacon (maple glaze, smoked bacon), Peanut Butter & Jelly (house-made strawberry jelly, peanut butter glaze) and Crème Brûlée (vanilla custard, brûléed vanilla glaze).
All four flavors will be available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and range in price from $2.25 – $2.85 per piece.”
If you walk along the new riverfront park in Georgetown and stop at the concrete corner about that sticks out into the Potomac, you can often see a group of beavers that seem to be making their home around that chunk of concrete. We’ve had the best luck seeing them around sunset, swimming and sitting in the reeds on the embankment. It’s odd they live there. I wonder if the are have made a “dam” and are living in one of the giant drainage culverts/pipes along there.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with three robberies which occurred in the Georgetown area.
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 5:29 pm, a female was walking in the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW when she was approached by an unknown adult male subject that snatched her wallet from her hand and fled the scene on a bicycle.
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 6:43 pm, in the 3200 block of O Street, NW a male was approached from behind by an adult male subject on a bicycle. The subject snatched his iPhone out of his hand. The victim pursued the subject and was able to recover his phone after the subject fell off his bike and then fled the scene.
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 6:47 pm, a female was waiting for the bus at M Street and Thomas Jefferson Street, NW looking at her iPhone at which time an unknown adult male riding a bicycle rode up to her and snatched her phone and fled south on Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’5-5’9 in height, approximately 130-135 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 20-30 years of age; wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, and possibly riding a black youth bicycle with pegs on the back.
Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of this suspect is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the completion of the Union Station to Georgetown Premium Transit Alternative Analysis (AA) Study, a comprehensive analysis of alternatives to provide high quality transit in this important east-west corridor. This study was funded through a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant.
The completion of this study marks an important step in DDOT’s commitment to provide more and improved transportation choices in the District of Columbia. In this study DDOT partnered with FTA and explored several options to provide premium transit service between Union Station and Georgetown while analyzing the needs of the corridor.
DDOT conducted an active public and stakeholder engagement process and held several public, stakeholder and agency meetings to gather input from the public as it studied several alternatives. Alternative 1, which consists of a streetcar system running primarily along K Street, NW, New Jersey Avenue, NW, and H Street was ultimately selected as DDOT’s recommended alternative.
With the completion of this study, DDOT will now proceed to the environmental review and approval process, which will be followed by design and construction.
Just noticed the coming soon sign for Pinstripes. Looks like the entrance will be located behind the new Frye Boots store on the 1000 block of Wisconsin Ave. This is part of the Georgetown shops space that is getting renovated at 3222 M Street, NW. A while back Pinstripes applied for a liquor license which said:
“New restaurant. A dining and entertainment venue with Italian/American cuisine, bowling and bocce. Entertainment will consist of a DJ, live bands, and private parties. Occupancy load is 913. Two Summer Gardens (upper patio with 50 seats and lower patio with 36 seats).”
You can see their menu here. According to their website at their other locations – bowling games are $5 per person per game except for Friday and Saturday nights when it is $7.
As one who enjoys bowling, I am very eager to see how this turns out. Updates as they get closer to opening.
“ENO wine room opens today at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Georgetown. With a mission to showcase interesting varietals and artisanal products in an approachable manner, ENO offers guests a curated selection of wines by the glass, bottle and flight, as well as small production cheeses, charcuterie and chocolates.
The opening list offers hundreds of selections from both the Old World and the New World, with approximately half of the bottles priced under $50. Flights are a central focus of ENO’s offerings, featuring 8 to 12 wine trios at any time, with themes such as Rhone Rangers, showcasing the classic styles of Northern and Southern Rhone, Jefferson’s heirs, built around three examples from Virginia wineries and Acid Trip, featuring high acid whites. The wine room also features approximately 35 wines by the glass, including eight on tap, with prices starting at $9.
The growing local wine scene is well represented in ENO’s offerings, showcasing several Virginia wineries, including King Family Vineyards, Paradise Springs Winery and Barboursville Vineyards. The wine room’s list also includes a series of private labels made by ENO from the initial step of barrel selection to the final blend, including two wines made in partnership with Dusted Valley in Walla Walla, Washington – “Columbeaux” and “GSM.”
ENO’s commitment to supporting local producers on the food front includes charcuterie selections from Stachowski’s Market in DC, chocolate truffles from Virginia confectioner Gearharts and cheeses from Calkins Creamery in Pennsylvania and Cherry Glenn Goat Cheese Co. in Maryland. A concise menu of salads, grilled sandwiches and snacks such as Deviled eggs with duck confit and a Bruschetta flight are also available at dinner, with lunch to follow soon after opening. ENO also offers food flights assembled from their rotating selection of cheese, charcuterie and chocolates.
Visits from artisanal producers, including local vintners, cheese makers and chocolatiers, will be a regular occurrence at ENO shortly after opening. These casual-yet-informative tasting sessions will allow guests to brush up on array of topics and give them access to featured partner artisans.
The three-level, 72-seat space retains much of the original brick and structure of the early 1900s row house in which it is located. The welcoming interior balances the traditional design elements of the historic space with updated artistic touches, such as an eye-catching chandelier made from a used wine barrel. The second floor features a glass encased temperature-controlled cellar, home to the wine room’s extensive sparkling wine and by the glass list. A second, larger cellar is located on the lower level, and has the capacity to hold nearly 1,800 bottles.
ENO wine room is located at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. The hours of operations are Monday to Saturday from 4PM to 12AM and Sunday from 1PM to 10PM. Lunch to follow.”
I stopped by for some preview photos on Monday – have a look after the jump. (more…)
“Grand Georgetown row home with original historic details, two decks off the back, private backyard, hardwood floors throughout, newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops and separate lower level unit with full kitchen and bath. Incredible location right between the best of Georgetown and Dupont Circle with Tennis courts around the corner. Walk everywhere!”