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90th Annual Georgetown Garden Tour May 12th

April 5, 2018

(Photo by: Jenny Gorman)

2018 marks the 90th year of the Georgetown Garden Tour, an annual spring event presented by the Georgetown Garden Club.


This year’s tour consists of eight beautiful private gardens and takes place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Five of the gardens on the tour are featured in Gardens of Georgetown Book, available online and during the tour.


Each garden provides a look at the treasured private spaces behind some of Georgetown’s most historic houses.  It includes Prospect House and the Marbury House, where John and Jacqueline Kennedy lived when he was elected President.


Tickets are $35 before April 30 at Georgetown Garden Club. On May 1 tickets will be available at $40 on the website and, on the day of the event, at Keith Hall, Christ Church, 3116 O Street in Georgetown. 


Refreshments for ticket holders will be served from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Keith Hall. The Boutique will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.



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On Blair House's Diplomatic Table April 4

March 28, 2018

Blair House became The President’s Guest House in 1942 to “wage peace.” It hosts official visits of world leaders and special events for the diplomatic corps. Managed by the Department of State’s Office of the Chief of Protocol, its restored interiors and important cultural heritage collections create an elegant, comfortable, and secure setting for international diplomatic hospitality.


On April 4, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm, enjoy a lecture with curator Candace S. Shireman about Blair House’s intriguing history as a friendly home-away-from-home for its visitors from the days of presidents Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln to today.


Highlights include the ways Blair House sets a welcoming table to meet guests’ needs, efficient service, and aesthetic appeal for a variety of occasions while appropriately incorporating pieces from its historical collections.


Purchase Simulcast tickets here.


This program is part of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens' Artistic Table Lecture Series.

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José Andrés Reopens America Eats Tavern in Georgetown

February 28, 2018

José AndrésThinkFoodGroup will reopen America Eats Tavern this summer in the former Old Glory Bar-B-Que space at 3139 M Street in Georgetown.


In addition to the American classics, Andrés will be introducing barbeque to the restaurant’s menu to add to the culinary experience, as well as a more casual ambiance. Andrés and his culinary team have conducted extensive research to identify the best products available, highlighting local meats, seafood, wines, cheeses, beers and other products from the mid-Atlantic region.

(Photo by: José Andrés)


“We’re excited to bring America Eats Tavern back to the district, where it all began, especially to historic Georgetown where we’ve been wanting to open for a long time,” said Andrés. “We know what makes America great is in no small part its rich and diverse culinary heritage and that is just what we invite everyone to come in and enjoy!”


Originally launched in 2011 in collaboration with the Foundation for the National Archives, America Eats Tavern was first conceived as a pop-up in the former Café Atlantico space.  From there, Andrés and his team brought the concept to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, just outside Washington, DC in McLean, VA. In its newest incarnation, the restaurant will be a partnership with longtime Georgetown restaurateur Bechara Nammour of Capital Restaurant Group.


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