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Plus a new Wolfgang Puck restaurant, rooftop fitness + more.
August 8, 2019
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SWEAT OUT THE STRESS

Made for the Movies

Carol Flaisher watched a man jump out of a Georgetown Park window. He landed on the Dean & DeLuca plaza, pushed a cop off a horse, and rode down M Street. Everything had gone according to plan. ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger was filming a scene for True Lies, and it was a knockout. All of Georgetown was involved in that one.’ In this week's byGeorge blog, the 72-year-old movie location manager shares how she went from a Rockville housewife with two young children to being on set with Meryl Streep, the full-circle experience she had on the Wonder Woman set in Georgetown, and who she considers the 'loveliest, friendliest' actor of them all.

A CUT Above 

Sometimes you have to take the headline softballs... The newly reopened Rosewood Washington DC hotel (1050 31st St NW) just unveiled an evolved version of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT. In addition to signature steaks, the restaurant will feature more unique Mid-Atlantic dishes--from sweet corn tortelloni, to Virginia black bass, and Maryland crab risotto--plus a cocktail and bar program that spotlights more than 11 local distilleries. The hotel's newly redesigned rooftop bar and lounge, CUT Above, also debuted this month, with panoramic views of the city and plush furniture. Menu highlights include Maine diver scallops,hand-cut steak tartare, and Maine lobster rolls--plus several signature cocktails.   

And On the 7th Day, God Made Stretchy Pants

So much for the heat suppressing your appetite. Explore Georgetown's restaurant scene—old favorites and newcomers alike—during the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)'s Summer Restaurant Week, August 12-18. Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe menus at one of Georgetown's 17 participating restaurants—from a speakeasy, to an Italian institution. Brunch and lunch are priced at $22 and dinner is priced at $35. Visit Summer Restaurant Week website for menu details and to make reservations.

File Under 'Things to Do When Mom Visits'

See also: 'When your kids are currently on the longest summer break EVER and you need to leave the house.' Whatever your motivation, join a current or retired Park ranger this Saturday or Sunday for one of Georgetown Heritage's free hour-long tours along the C&O Canal in Georgetown. Tours begin at 11 am and 2:30 pm from the Visitor's Center (1057 Thomas Jefferson St NW). Explore the rich history of the C&O Canal, discover the stories and mysteries hidden in the stones, and hear about the lives of "canawlers" while enjoying a stroll. Visit their website for more.

Like Headspace, But With Human Contact

We can't write this paragraph without thinking about that car emissions inspection next month...and why didn't Hannah pick Tyler on the Bachelorette finale?!...and surely there's another beef recall that we missed--so, ya, mindfulness is hard. Join Artist's Proof gallery (1533 Wisconsin Ave NW) on Wednesday, August 14 from 6 pm - 8 pm for their Meditation On Drawing session with local Artist Scott Ivey, and practice focusing on the present moment while calmly observing your thoughts and feelings through the act of creating art. The session will begin at 6.30 pm, following beverages and light bites. Drawing materials will be provided. Now deep breaths.

The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is On Fire

First we burn, then we brunch. Join The Graham Georgetown Rooftop (1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW) on Saturday, August 10 at 11:30 am for a complimentary 305 Fitness popup class. The studio will bring a live DJ, talented instructors, and all of the good vibes for your outdoor cardio dance party. Guests are invited to retox after the detox and purchase an optional brunch buffet ticket for $30, which includes a create-your-own-toast station, seasonal fresh fruit display, and one mimosa, with additional beverages available for purchase. Space is limited; visit the event website to reserve your complimentary spot.

Talk of the (George)Town

"The plan would be a win for Georgetown and the rest of Washington. Great cities, after all, are judged in large part by the vibrancy of their public spaces. Besides, what’s the point of historic preservation if no one wants to come around to appreciate the thing to be preserved?"


Check out this Washingtonian article in support of the plan to revitalize the C&O Canal, and all that could come from the transformation.
 
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