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August 22, 2019
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A Beautiful Vessel for Fry Consumption

Whatever is happening in between that pita bread, we're here for it. This Friday, New York City's fast-casual falafel shop, Taïm, is opening at 1065 Wisconsin Ave NW--its first location in DC. Taïm--which means 'tasty' in Hebrew--is run by Israeli-born chef Einat Admony and her husband/partner Stéfan Nafziger, and features a menu with two flavors of chickpea fritters. Pitas, salads, fries, and platters with falafel, veggies, cauliflower shawarma, or fried eggplant will be available at the Georgetown location, as well as unique smoothie flavors, like tahini banana toasted almond and pineapple mint lime. While you're there, don't miss a mural from Israeli street art collective Broken Fingaz Crew. 

A Simpler Time, Before We All Got Shiplap'd

In the Olden Days, circa 1999, no one thought of interior design as a career. Then an impossibly perky man and woman became the faces of a show called Trading Spaces, and a new path was forged. In this week's byGeorge blog, Zoe Feldman--owner of Zoe Feldman Design (1052 Potomac St NW)--shares what it was like to be in the early stages of her own career on Madison Avenue when the TV show debuted, how two young daughters have completely shifted her design perspective, and why sustainability is so much simpler than clients think.

Remembering Those Who Built Georgetown

This Sunday, August 25, marks 400 years since the first ship of enslaved Africans arrived in Hampton, Virginia. Georgetown is honoring their history from 2 pm - 3:15 pm that day in Georgetown Waterfront Park, with speakers and a wreath laying at the meditation labyrinth (33rd & Water Sts NW). Georgetown churches, as well as parks nationwide, will also ring their bells for four minutes at 3 pm--one minute for each century of history. For more on Georgetown's African-American history, follow Cultural Tourism DC's heritage trail.

Until the Ducks Get Opposable Thumbs... 

...It's up to humans to keep things tidy along the C&O Canal. Join Georgetown Heritage—the organization leading a multi-year Canal restoration project—this Saturday, August 24 from 10 am - noon for their monthly Canal Clean-Up. Volunteers will be picking up trash along the Canal and doing other Canal beautification projectsa unique opportunity to preserve the history (and future) of this park. Afterward, stick around for a free Canal walking tour at 2:30 pm. Visit the Georgetown Heritage website for more information on each event.

The Only Reason to Run: For a Good Cause 

Your feet might hurt, but your heart will feel good. On Saturday, September 14, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC (2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW) is hosting the 39th annual Race to Beat Cancer 5K run in support of cancer research at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This year’s race will be held in honor of the hotel’s Chef Concierge Julie Saunders, who lost her battle with cancer in December 2018. The 5K walk and race kicks off at 8 am at Four Seasons, with a fast, flat course along the streets of Georgetown. Afterward, enjoy a breakfast followed by prizes and giveaways. Local celebrities Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis will emcee the event, which will include patients and doctors sharing their stories. Register today!

Talk of the (George)Town

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the most recent mural addition in Georgetown, on the side of The Berliner (3401 Water St NW).  The mural depicts John F. Kennedy giving one of his most famous speeches, “Ich bin ein Berliner”, in response to the construction of the Berlin Wall.

What's your favorite mural in Georgetown? Take a selfie, tag us @officialgeorgetowndc, and you might get featured on our page!
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