This is very cool – from a press release:

“The Office of Planning’s Historic Preservation Office has started archaeological investigation at what is believed to be the burial site of Yarrow Mamout, a prominent African Muslim freeman whose legacy is chronicled in James H. Johnston’s book, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family.

In June, City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli received permission from the property owner to conduct a thorough survey of the site, located at 3324 Dent Place, NW, in Upper Georgetown. Initial efforts to excavate at the site began in 2012, after modern structures on the site were demolished. Residents in the neighborhood also advocated for an archaeological investigation focused on Mamout’s occupation of the property.

Mamout became famous after Charles Wilson Peale painted his portrait in 1819. A second portrait of Mamout was painted in 1822 by James Alexander Simpson, a Georgetown-born artist, and the portrait now hangs in the Peabody Room at the Georgetown Public Library. Mamout died on January 19, 1823, and his obituary suggests that he was buried at the excavation site.

In 1800 Mamout secured his freedom at the age of 60, and purchased the lot that is being excavated. Little is known of Mamout’s life before being sold into slavery at the age of 16 in Annapolis, Maryland.

“This excavation presents a unique opportunity to shed light on the life of a free African American in Georgetown in the early nineteenth century,” stated Office of Planning Director Eric Shaw. “I am also excited that this project engages District residents, scholars, and amateur archeologists through regular fence talks and the upcoming District’s Day of Archaeology.”

For more information about the project, please visit the project website.

The Office of Planning will hold fence talks daily at 10:15 a.m. and 1: 45 p.m. at 3324 Dent Place NW on days when the archaeologists are on site and weather permitting. Please check the project’s Facebook page for the schedule.

The District’s Day of Archaeology Festival will take place July 18, 2015, at Dumbarton House Museum, 2715 Q St. NW, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information please visit the website.”


From a press release:

“On Tuesday nights starting July 7, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off Georgetown Sunset Cinema, Georgetown’s first-ever outdoor movie experience, through August 4. The inaugural slate features movies filmed in or inspired by Georgetown, Washington’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge.


WHEN: Every Tuesday, July 7 through August 4. Movies begin at sunset; arrive at 7 p.m. for best seating and giveaways.

WHAT: FREE outdoor movies series hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).


July 7 St. Elmo’s Fire (Rated R)
July 14 State of Play (Rated PG-13)
July 21 No Way Out (Rated R)
July 28 Burn After Reading (Rated R)
Aug. 4 TBA

WHERE: Georgetown Waterfront Park at the intersection of K/Water Street and Cecil Place, NW.”

7 Pomander Walk Northwest

This house is located at 7 Pomander Walk, Northwest. The listing says:

“Rare find. Charming, delightful residence in lovely mews setting in the heart of Georgetown. Living/dining room w/beamed ceiling, fireplace and French doors to private patio. Kitchen with window. Updated bath, hardwood floors, washer/dryer. Minute to Volta Park, neighborhood swimming pool, shops, restaurants, Georgetown Park mall, the Waterfront. Open Sunday 1-4.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $599,000.

cat cafe

From Crumbs & Whiskers:

“June 15 – 18: Backstage Parties!

We will throw one backstage party every evening for select Kickstarter backers as well as our social media contest winners. (Keep an eye out this week – tons of chances to win!)

June 19: Launch Party!

This is the night of our official launch party. The launch party has already sold out, but we will be posting photos and videos on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@crumbswhiskers). So if you weren’t able to get a pass to the launch, don’t worry – you’re pretty much going to feel like you are at the party!


Can’t WAIT for you to check out Crumbs & Whiskers. You’re going to love it.

PS. Thanks for EVERYTHING.


3211 O Street, NW

Hop cork and barrel
1717 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending. Hop, Cask and Barrel comes from the folks at Sherry’s Wine in Woodley Park. Sherry’s is one of the best liquor/beer stores in the District – this bodes well for upper Georgetown.

“Sherry’s presents 2k+ wines, 900+ craft beers & growlers, 800+ whiskies, rare spirits, stinky cheeses, baked daily baguettes, passionate, personalized customer care & DC’s best e-newsletter deals — for your palate’s elevation and enjoyment!

We have wines from all over the world, including boutique and hard to find selections from Napa to Bordeaux, liqueur/liquor selections to make the craftiest bartender salivate (e.g., we carry 48 different bitters) whiskies/bourbons limited in production, and a craft beer/growler selection that spans the length of 17 industrial capacity refrigerators. And if we don’t have it, we will special order for you with a 24/hr turn-around time. We deliver and ship!”

Photo via Crumbs & Whiskers

From an email:

“After what has been the most intense eight months of my life, I’m super excited to tell you guys that Crumbs & Whiskers is opening in June. Yep, that’s next month.

We do have an exact opening date in mind, and if all goes according to plan, we will be announcing it very soon. We can tell you that it will ABSOLUTELY open next month, and that we are ABSOLUTELY STOKED (to put it lightly).

Thank you for going on this adventure with me. Thank you for being so giving and inspiring. Thank you for signing petitions in support of the cat cafe. Thank you for backing the Kickstarter. Thank you for telling your friends about us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I wouldn’t be here without you. Crumbs & Whiskers wouldn’t be here without you.”

3211 O Street, NW


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to two Armed Robbery (Gun) offenses which occurred on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The first incident occurred in the 3700 block O Street, NW, at approximately 10:08 pm. The second incident occurred in the 1000 block of 31st Street, NW, at approximately 11:04 pm. The subjects are described as follows:

S-1: Black male in his 20s, tall, thin build, with dark complexion. He has dreadlocks/braids in his hair and tattoos on his arms.

S-2: Black female in her 20s, tall, thin build, with light complexion. She was wearing a black ball cap.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

3211 O Street, NW

From Crumbs & Whiskers:

“Crumbs & Whiskers is looking for three cat loving visionaries to join forces with the founder and bring DC an awesome cat cafe this summer.

What will you do? See roles below.
What will you get in return? Free access to Crumbs & Whiskers. Forever. And a really fun and amazing experience. (Also tons of really cool cat swag, which you’re obviously into.)


1) Creative Spirit: You are the person who has awesome ideas and knows how to breathe life into those ideas. Think events, social media campaigns, DIY cafe decor, and more. Everything you create is inspiring, fun, exciting, and has this crazy ability to make everyone around you smile. You’re also great at building and managing relationships with suppliers, partners, etc. (Duh, everyone loves you!) You are pure sunshine.

Ideal Background: Marketing, Supply Chain

2) Organization Guru: You keep the team on track and organized. There’s a lot of chaos around here, and you know how to break that chaos down into actionable, achievable steps. You hold the team accountable, set deadlines, keep everything organized, and are the only reason we can keep our sanity on most days. No one messes with you because you’re a total boss.

Ideal Background: Project Management

3) Math/Tech Genius: One of your super powers is creating badass analytical models, and technology is one of your best friends. You’re good at using tools that most of us stare blankly at, and love speaking in the language of numbers. You’re smart, logical, calculated, and really good at figuring things out quickly. Bonus points if you also have some experience in finance, but not required.

Ideal Background: Business Analytics, Information Systems

**Those of you who have prior retail and/or start up experience – make sure you tell us! We like the sound of that. A lot.


1) This is going to be a serious time commitment – we’re asking for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

2) Role is expected to last 6 – 7 weeks. Part in-person, part online.

3) Deadline to apply is Thursday, April 29 by midnight.

4) We CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU and will probably have at least five dance parties in the cat cafe together.”