Something for your body, your brain, your happiness, & someone else.
April 9, 2020
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In today's BIDness, we're bringing some more good news (and an obscene amount of Cadbury Eggs) to your inbox. For the latest updates on COVID-19 and the Georgetown community, you can always refer to our dedicated website page. You can also follow us on Instagram at @officialgeorgetowndc

We also have a new page on our website to make it even easier for you to #SupportGeorgetown by purchasing a gift card to your favorite business, shopping online, or ordering take-out and delivery. Check it out!

Something for Your Body 

In today's "How Am I Handling Quarantine?" quiz: When you look at this photo, do you see A) a kit for a family of four, or B) a personal-size delivery? Either way, Sprinkles Cupcakes is offering a Design Your Own cupcake box. The kit includes unfrosted baked cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles, decorations, and spatulas - the perfect way to keep the kids occupied, or celebrate a special occasion (your birthday; the fact that you put on pants). Pick-up or local delivery to your front door are available, with the option for a kit of four cupcakes, or a dozen.

Also in on the DIY game, Pizzeria Paradiso has make-your-own pizza kits, including instructions from Mama Ruth’s cookbook. Enjoy a Pizza Margherita or Pizza Paradiso with Pepperoni from the comfort of your couch - which may as well be your bed at this point.

Something for Your Brain

We've reached the point in homeschooling where "Count the buttons on the remote" is passing for a math lesson. It is what it is. Fortunately, Tudor Place - the 1816 National Historic Landmark estate in Georgetown that was built by Martha Washington’s granddaughter - launched a new "Education at Home" online portal, with activities, crafts and lessons about history, plant science, decorative arts and more. Select from plant yoga, coloring pages, craft reproductions of museum exhibits, lessons in what trees can tell us, and even more. You can also follow them on social media for additional #TeachingTuesday inspiration.

Something for Your Happiness  

It's really important to grant yourself some grace right now, particularly if you've ordered a 5-lb. Amazon shipment of Cadbury Eggs. EVERYTHING IS FINE. For those who observe Easter, Passover, or simply enjoy binge-eating chocolate, our restaurants and retail shops have plenty of ways you can still celebrate. Some ideas below:

Four Seasons: Easter brunch is available for pick-up for one to 12 people. A portion of the proceeds from every menu sold will go to MedStar Washington Hospital Centre. The menu includes smoked duck tartlets, smoked salmon, a Bourbon Steak ribeye, and a white chocolate and seasonal fruit tartelette. Reservations must be made before 5pm on Friday, April 10 by calling +1 202-342-0444.

Baked & Wired: Pre-order Easter cakes, batches of bars or cookies, quiches, breakfast bread and more.

The Dough Jar: Easter dough packs available for delivery, including a seasonal Cadbury Egg cookie dough.

Little Birdies Boutique: Pacifier holders perfect for Easter baskets.

Shop Made in DC: Jump into Spring Box, full of local treats.

The Sovereign: Treat-filled baskets and an Easter menu available through their restaurant group, Neighborhood Provisions. Orders will be taken until 5 pm Thursday for Saturday delivery before 5 pm.

Olivia Macaron: Easter macarons, available for shipping or pick up.

L.A. Burdick Chocolates: Signature Bunny Box - assortment of chocolate bunnies, marzipan eggs, and dark chocolate truffles.

Georgetown Butcher: Special products for Easter and Passover; call or email with your order.

America Eats Tavern: No matter how you're celebrating Passover, America Eats Tavern has a brisket platter available for delivery on @UberEats. 

A MANO: Easter lilies embroidered on Irish linen. Call 202-298-7200 or email

For more Easter, Passover, and spring specials, visit your favorite Georgetown restaurant and retailer websites & social media accounts, and check out our What's Open & Closed document.

Something for Someone Else

From your favorite bartender, to the third-generation small business owner, so many of our commercial district employees are hurting right now. This afternoon, we launched the Georgetown BID Employee Emergency Relief Grant program. Employees in the Georgetown BID commercial district who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis, and need money to pay for rent, food, medical bills, or other emergency costs because they have few other options, can apply for up to $500 in financial assistance from us. Grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. If you or someone you know is interested, click here to read the eligibility criteria and to apply (in English or Spanish).

If you're looking for another way to help where needed, consider showing our healthcare heroes even more love and support. Buy a pair of Allbirds shoes online, and you'll automatically supply a pair to someone in the healthcare community. The M Street retailer has already donated $500,000 in shoes.

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