Plus 40+ Valentine's Day specials, a new blog, 'Best of DC' contest & more!
February 6, 2020
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Just the Elote Toast & Toilet Paper, Thanks

In the words of SNL's Stefon, this place has everything. Vigilante coffee and locally made pastries, wine tastings, corner-store basics, nearly 100 types of beer, wine and spirits, and the food of Instagram dreams -- from elote avocado toast and grain bowls, to prepared meals like the Impossible Korean beef bulgogi. We're talking about Foxtrot, the Chicago-based market / café / coffee shop that's opening in Georgetown this May at 1267 Wisconsin Ave. App-based deliveries will be available, and the café will seat up to 50 people. Stay tuned for more as Foxtrot gets closer to opening, and visit our Business Directory for a full list of Georgetown restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops.

Namaste Single

If Valentine's Day is triggering for you, get into child's pose and we'll give you a little tap when Feb. 15 rolls around. From free yoga at Uprising Yoga Center, to a screen-printing workshop at Outdoor Voices, more than 40 Georgetown businesses are offering Valentine's Day promotions and events for everyone -- whether you're single, partnered up, or just want 10% off some candles. Visit our website for the full list of promotions, also including a $14 French breakfast for two at Patisserie Poupon; a singles mixer at Mr Smith's; a tap takeover at The Berliner; rose lattes at Café Georgetown; conversation macarons at Olivia Macaron; a make-up tutorial and bubbles at Tuckernuck; a make-your-own-bouquet workshop at Shop Made in DC, a candle special at Pillar & Post, and so much more.

'An Honor Just to Be Nominated' & Other Lies

In the words of Ricky Bobby, 'If you ain't first, you're last.' Voting just opened for Washington City Paper's 'Best of D.C.' and we need your help securing bragging rights for the rest of 2020. Last year, we came in second place for Best BID / Main Street, and now we're aiming for gold. You can also vote for everything from your favorite bakery to coffee shop, tailor, clothing boutique, arts & culture festival (Georgetown GLOW, off the top of our heads?), community blog (byGeorge, if we had to pick), outdoor movie series (Georgetown Sunset Cinema, some have said), and more. Click here to vote for all of your favorites in the four major categories!

Come At Us, Paris

Prabhat Vira knows a world-class city when he sees one. And he’s seen them all. The international banker settled in Georgetown two years ago, but not before stints in Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Boston, and New York City. For his money, Georgetown can go toe-to-toe with any of them. In this week's byGeorge blog, the Bombay native shares the one trait that all great cities have in common, how career opportunities have changed since he left India 30 years ago, and why -- after two nomadic decades -- he'll never move again. 

A Candid, Unstaged Stroll Through Town

Spend some extra time this month with the true love of your life: Instagram. As part of Georgetown's Valentine's Day specials and promotions, Book Hill is featuring a new social media contest. Visit this charming neighborhood (Wisconsin Avenue from O St to Reservoir Rd) February 7 – 15 and check out the participating #BookHillLove businesses, from commercial fine art galleries to locally-owned boutiques, cafés, and antique shops. Share your experience on Instagram using that hashtag and be entered into a raffle for the chance to win great prizes from Book Hill businesses.

It's Not You, It's Me

Valentine's Day break-ups are the hardest. contemporaria owner Deborah Kalkstein opened her design showroom 21 years ago in a printing plant in Bethesda, and moved to Georgetown five years later. At the end of February, she is relocating the business to Potomac, MD, where she'll continue with interior design and furniture, but in an office rather than a showroom or retail space. Stop by the Georgetown showroom at 3303 Cady's Alley while you still have the chance, and take advantage of 50% and more off all items in the store -- from full-size kitchens to chairs -- Feb. 14 -29. For more on Georgetown's Design District, visit our Cady's Alley page.

Talk of the (George)Town

Thanks to Thrillest for featuring Georgetown in their 'best neighborhoods' piece! Check out their recommendations - from lunch at the ridiculously affordable and socially conscious Falafel Inc., to a cocktail at The Alex speakeasy, and an afternoon spent wandering around Dumbarton Oaks

Read the full article here, and visit our Guides section for even more things to do in Georgetown.

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