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Plus a panel discussion on the legacy of race and racism in Georgetown.
August 27, 2020
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EAT, THEN REPEAT

Joie de Spiked Lemonade

The best of the South of France, without a view of the nude beaches (because it's never as you imagined). Following the temporarily closure of BOURBON STEAK, the team at the Four Seasons has created ENO AZUR - a French Riviera pop-up featuring Chef Giannini’s favorite recipes from his native Côte d’Azur. Based out of ENO but with extensive outdoor dining available on the terraces, ENO AZUR is open Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm for indoor and outdoor patio service. Menu highlights include zucchini blossom fritters, sausage stuffed roasted vegetables, Niçoise salad, Mediterranean branzino with fennel, and lobster spaghetti flambéed with pastis. Pair your meal with a cocktail, rosé, or a signature spiked (or not!) lemonade with a Champagne float, fresh from their lemonade cart. (Photo credit Jennifer Chase)

Like Quarantine, But With Fun Props 

You're stuck in a single room and you have to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape. Is this: a) a fun recreational activity that you pay to do with friends; b) the last six months in your studio apartment with no human contact; or c) all of the above? Escape Room Live (3345 M St NW) is reopening in Georgetown tomorrow, so you can be trapped temporarily and by choice (turns out that's what makes it fun and not miserable), with new safety protocols in place! Your group will have its own private Escape Room to yourselves, where you can pick from Curse of the Mummy, The Pirate's Curse, Titanic, The Cabin, or Odditorium Emporium Shopping Spree themes. Contactless check-in is available and each room will be sanitized in between adventures. Time to shake off the rust and get those brains thinking again.

How We Got Where We Are Today 

Georgetown Heritage is partnering with Dumbarton House, Mt. Zion/Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, and Tudor Place Historic House and Garden to present Reckoning the Legacy of Race & Racism in Georgetown. Join a panel of thought leaders, academics, and descendants on September 1 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm for a (virtual) conversation about race and racism in Georgetown. Much of residential and commercial Georgetown was built by free and enslaved African Americans and, for many years, Georgetown was an extremely diverse neighborhood. In 1800, 34% of Georgetown residents were free or enslaved African Americans, while Black Georgetowners account for less than 6% of today's population. This discussion will explore the policies and practices that led to this change, followed by Q&A. Click here to learn more about the panelists, and register.

Name Everything No Longer OK in this Photo

Every pre-COVID photo now feels like something you found in your Grandma's attic printed on one of those thin pieces of tin. The Potomac Riverboat Company water taxis are still running between Georgetown and the Wharf - so just do some mental photoshopping to add face masks and social distancing to this scene. There are four water taxis departing Georgetown every day, and four coming in from The Wharf, for a scenic 45-minute ride along the Potomac. Explore Washington Harbour and the Georgetown Waterfront once you're on land; no parking necessary! For more outdoor activities, check out our Georgetown Guides.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

By grace and pumpkin spice alone, we will head into the Fall. This Monday, Sprinkles (3015 M St NW) is bringing back its pumpkin cupcake, laced with ginger, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, and topped with a sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting. And don't say a word about it not even being September yet, because there is no such thing as time anymore. In other food news, Taïm (1065 Wisconsin Ave NW) is offering a new meal kit - no cooking required! Choose from their award-winning falafel or cauliflower shawarma, which comes with four freshly baked pitas, hummus, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage, tahini, trio of pickles, peppers and pickled onion, and two orders of fries with harissa ketchup. While you're in Georgetown visiting your favorite bakery, restaurant, or shop, don't forget about FREE all-day parking on weekdays at EastBanc's 3307 M Street lot with any Georgetown sales receipt, and $5 parking every weekend, now through Labor Day. 

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