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3050 K Street, NW at the Waterfront

From a press release:

“Menu Description: Orange Anchor will specialize in seasonal American small plates along with featured prime cuts of local game, farm-raised poultry, and beef as well as lobster tail and tuna steaks to accompany their hearty, family-style sides. Most ingredients will be sourced from local farmers within a three-hour drive from DC.

Beverage Program: The bar program at Orange Anchor will offer a culinary approach to classic mixology incorporating fresh, local, seasonal ingredients to make their homemade syrups and mixers. An extensive rum collection will also be available with over 40 different varieties including multiple orange infused rums. The restaurant will also offer seasonal craft cocktails as well as “Captain’s Favorite Drafts.”

Menu Prices: Lunch & Dinner: $8 to $38
Brunch: $4 to $21

Capacity: 124 dining seats including 24 communal seats, and 15 seats at the bar.

An expansive outdoor patio is available during the spring and summer months (weather permitting), and can accommodate 48 guests.

Designer: Maggie O’Neill of SwatchRoom

Hours of Operation: Sunday, from 10 AM to 1 AM
Monday through Thursday, from 11 AM to 1 AM Friday, from 11 AM to 2 AM
Saturday, from 10 AM to 2 AM

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 AM to 3 PM
*begins February 21st

“Oyster Hour” is available Monday through Friday, from 5 PM to 6 PM. Guests can enjoy $1 oysters throughout the entire restaurant.

Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM. Guests can enjoy $1 off any beer available on draft or by the can, signature cocktails, or wine by the glass.

Boat Delivery: Salads, sandwiches and bags of ice will be available for delivery to those who dock their boat within Washington Harbour. Food orders must be prepaid using a credit card. Those seeking ice delivery are able to pay in cash. Additionally, captains boating solo are able to call the boat delivery line and a deckhand will assist in docking their boat.”

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From an email:

FREE CHAIA TACOS @ Patagonia Georgetown
Where: Patagonia, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW
When: Saturday, January 31st from 12-2pm

What: Chaia, DC’s very own seasonal vegetable farm-to-taco business, will partner with their new Georgetown neighbor Patagonia to celebrate their annual sale event with FREE samples of Chaia’s winter tacos: The Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Tacos!

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3050 K Street, NW (entrance at 31st Street and the waterfront)

From an email:

“Wanted to quickly let you know that Fiola Mare’s best-kept secret is back! Starting January 28, join Bar Manager Luca Giovannini every fourth Wednesday of the month for Fiola Mare’s Speakeasy Cocktail Series. Revel in cocktail classics from the 1920’s while enjoying delectable bar bites from the Adriatic coast. The exclusive series will also be offered on February 25th, March 25th and April 22nd, and is something your readers definitely won’t want to miss out on!

In addition, Fiola Mare will be extending happy hour until 7pm starting on February 2nd. Drinks specials and $5 bar bites will be available:

Fiola Mare HH Menu 2_2_15 (PDF)

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3210 O Street, NW

This is the former home of Bloomers Underwear and Loungewear next to Kitchen No. 1. DC currently has vape lounges in Adams Morgan and on H Street, NE.

Vaporfi’s website says:

“VaporFi is an online hub coupled with brick and mortar locations serving the ever-growing and passionate vaping community. Everyone from vaping newbies to the most experienced vapers get access to the most technologically advanced electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. Our premium quality 100% USA-made e-liquids are offered in a large variety of flavors and are customizable for our customers’ enjoyment.”

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Ed. Note: If you disagree with the OPs about the safety of skating on the canal please do so in a civil and respectful manner. Thank you.

“Dear PoPville,

A note of thanks to some good samaritans and a warning for those going skating on the C&O Canal:

On Sunday morning, two friends and I went skating on the canal, dropping in from the parking lot just next to Chain Bridge. We were heading down toward Georgetown and throwing a puck around, but by about 12:30 the ice in some places was beginning to look at bit wet so we turned around. Just as we went under the Chain Bridge in the middle of the channel heading north, the ice gave way and the three of us fell in.

Fortunately some very kind people passing by on the trail managed to fish us out. We are all fine — albeit a little scratched and bruised — now that we have dried off and warmed up. The only casualties seem to be two hockey sticks, three hockey gloves, a tube of Chapstick and three iPhones (though each of those is now snuggled in its own bag of rice — fingers crossed).

However, in the excitement and the cold, we never had a real opportunity to thank those people who helped us. So to the two men who pulled us out, and probably got very wet and cold in the process, a huge thank you. The same to everyone else who stopped and offered warm clothing — we really appreciate all the kindness that people showed to us today.

Even after all of this, we would all skate on the canal again. Don’t take this incident as a reason not to. It’s is a beautiful way to spend cold winter morning. But be careful of the ice underneath the bridge, which apparently gets soft easily because of the runoff from the roadway above. Stick to the river side of the canal where at least if the ice does break, it’s only knee deep.

And if anyone happens to pick up two hockey sticks and three hockey gloves from the canal, please let us know. We admittedly wouldn’t mind getting them back!

Thanks again,

Jenny, Mai and Rachel
(The C&O canal swim team)

P.S. Our apologies to the Park Service for littering. It certainly wasn’t our intention.”

Ed. Note: Georgetown Metropolitan has previously posted that it is legal to skate on the canal – from C & O Canal National Historic Park:

It’s that time of year and weather when Park visitors may go ice skating.

The ice skating issue is addressed in the Park’s rules (reprinted in the C&O Canal NHP Volunteer Manual):

“Ice skating is permitted at your own risk park-wide, except where prohibited by signage.”

There are signs at Widewater, where the water is so deep it never freezes enough to be safe.

Our role is to advise visitors of unsafe conditions when we become aware of them.  Do so nicely.  Elsewhere, the canal is usually safe because it is so shallow.  People may get wet feet and be cold, but this is rarely a life-threatening emergency.  If you are not sure, telephone dispatch and talk to them about it.

If person goes through the ice at Widewater or other deep water area, call 911.  No heroics; without the right gear, you will just be another casualty.   If an animal goes through the ice, no humans should be put at risk to save it, but you could call dispatch and ask what they recommend.

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3222 M Street, NW courtesy Forever 21

From a press release:

“Forever 21 is set to open its newest location within Georgetown Park, Washington, DC. A grand opening event is scheduled for Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. On grand opening day, a DJ will be spinning from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and shoppers can have their photo taken in a complimentary photo booth. The first 300 people in line at 10 a.m. will receive a free gift card valued from $10 to $210.

The new space will offer customers of Georgetown Park a large selection of merchandise in more than 20,000 square feet of retail space. Complementing Forever 21® apparel and accessories, the store will also feature the retailer’s other brands, including F21 Contemporary, Forever 21+™, Forever 21 MEN™, Forever 21® cosmetics, and accessories including Forever 21’s lingerie and shoe line.”

Forever 21 currently has a location downtown at 1020 G St, NW.

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This rental is located at 1300 35th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Rarely available one bedroom top floor unit in Georgetown great location and ready to rent. Close to restaurants and shopping and so much to do. Easy access access to Virginia and downtown Arlington as well. Wood floors in living room with fireplace, large eat in kitchen for cooking . Must use application in listing documents. Free laundry! Metro accessible”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.

From a press release:

“The Washington, DC law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of women who were allegedly secretly recorded by a prominent Georgetown Rabbi while using a ritual bath.

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of women who were allegedly visualized and/or recorded while they were naked using a spiritual bath in the Jewish religion called a mikvah. (Case #14-008073, Superior Court of the District of Columbia).

The case involves Rabbi Bernard Freundel, a widely-recognized religious figure and spiritual leader at the Orthodox Jewish synagogue Kesher Israel. In October, Freundel was taken into custody and charged with voyeurism after it was discovered that he allegedly placed hidden cameras in the synagogue’s mikvah, including one concealed in a clock radio.

According to the lawsuit, Freundel would use the hidden cameras to secretly record women as they used the ritual bath in the nude. The mikvah is a sacred fixture for followers of Orthodox Judaism, and is used as part of the cleansing process when a person converts to Judaism or by women after birth and after menstruation. Law enforcement officials have estimated that possibly hundreds of women had their rights violated by Freundel in this way.

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.’s lawsuit provides any and all women who used any portion of Kesher Israel’s mikvah the opportunity to hold those responsible accountable for Freundel’s egregious invasion of privacy during a time in which they were most vulnerable and closest to their faith. The lawsuit has been filed against Kesher Israel Congregation, the National Capital Mikvah, and the Rabbinical Council of America.”