Plus meet Georgetown's Kathryn Tyler Prigmore, the U.S.'s 14th African-American woman architect.
January 9, 2020
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Open Noodle Season

We've got a new pork bun in the oven! Well, technically bamboo steamer--but just go with it. Head to Reren Lamen & Bar (1073 Wisconsin Ave NW) for their soft opening, currently scheduled for this Wednesday, Jan. 15! The Asian restaurant will feature lamen--the Chinese precursor to Japanese ramen noodles--in addition to dumplings, buns, pork belly, and other entrees. The menu is influenced by Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine for a unique fusion experience. You can also grab a bubble tea from Beautea DC while you're there, and check out the incredibly colorful murals both inside and outside. Night owls, bar crawl-ers, and the like can also rejoice; Reren will be open until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.  

And Our Big 2020 Goal Was...Flossing More

Kathryn Tyler Prigmore was shocked to see herself in a 1985 issue of EBONY, listed as the 14th African-American woman registered to practice architecture in the U.S. In this week's byGeorge blog, the Associate Director at Georgetown's Shalom Baranes Associates shares how she embraced the surprising and groundbreaking distinction and created a mentorship program for those in her community, why she considers her most recent work a service and responsibility to the country, and the frustrations she has with many 'oldy towny phony colony' historic districts.

We've Got Fleas

The ghost of Dean & DeLuca past is about to get some company. Artists & Fleas, a New York-based makers' market, recently announced it will open its first DC location in March at 3276 M St NW. Fifteen makers will have permanent residences inside the market, with about 30 rotating in and out. Artists & Fleas' Georgetown market will focus largely on creatives, but a restaurant and bar is expected to operate in the back of the space. A DJ will also spin on the weekends, and the space will host DIY workshops and maker-related courses. Stay tuned for more announcements as Artists & Fleas gets closer to opening!

Mural, Mural On the Wall

Who's the most Insta-worthy of them all? Check out our new Georgetown Murals & Public Art guide and take a self-guided tour of the neighborhood pops of color and creativity that are bringing new life to our bricks, buildings, and public spaces, from a look back at late 19th century life, to one of JFK’s famous speeches, and the most recognized ‘big bike’ in DC. 

We must learn -- as Idina advised -- to let GLOW go, but not before we take a final look back at 31 amazing nights of light art. Check out our recap video and see if you can spot yourself in the crowds -- or get a glimpse of what you missed if you couldn't make it. Now on to our 7th edition...

Stop and Smell the Rosés

Dry [First Week of] January -- an eye-opening and restorative time for us all. Now that that's out of the way, head to Tony & Joe’s on Friday, Jan. 10 for the opening of their new indoor floral cocktail lounge, The Gardens, by award-winning designer Steve Ornstein. Sip cocktails and sample their garden menu while sitting in a lounge featuring over 10,000 flowers from floor to ceiling, including more than 300 varieties of flowers, trees, and greenery.

Talk of the (George)Town

Check out this New York Times feature on Georgetown born and bred sweetgreen, and their attempt to expand with a 3.0 version of the incredibly successful salad outpost that opened on M Street in 2007.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how three Georgetown University grads turned their dream into a nationwide salad craze, and what's next.

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