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Dig With Tudor Place

August 23, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 11:00 am until noon, Tudor Place will be doing an archaeological excavation outside of the Dower House (Administration Building). This portion of the property is largely unexplored, but was part of the original tract of land purchased by the Peter family in 1806. The project will give our Preservation staff more insight into early uses of this northern portion of the property.

Join Director of Historic Preservation Jessica Zullinger for a presentation and personal conversation to learn more about the archaeological work being done at Tudor Place and for a tour of the current dig site. Objects discovered during previous excavations will be on view!

Tudor Place relies on grant-funded excavations undertaken by archaeologists knowledgeable in the material culture of the Mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake region. This work is critical to better understanding and interpreting this National Historic Landmark.

  • Due to the size of the excavation site, space is limited. Registration required.
  • This program is free to members of all levels. Membership at Tudor Place includes invitations, behind-the-scenes access, and name recognition. Learn more.

Questions about this event or prefer to register offline? Email or call Felice Herman at 202.580.7321.

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Restaurant Week Aug 17-23

August 13, 2015


The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington's (RAMW)'s annual Restaurant Week is August 17th-23rd, 2015.

Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe menus around town. Lunches are priced at $22 and dinners are priced at $35. Please click here for more information, menu details and to make reservations.

The Georgetown BID has compiled a list of participating Georgetown restaurants here.

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The Sovereign Belgian Bar & Bistro Coming to Georgetown

July 23, 2015

Beer director for Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Greg Engbert announced the opening of The Sovereign, a bar and bistro located at 1206 Wisconsin Avenue (at the end of the alley at M Street & Wisconsin Avenue) in Georgetown later this Fall. The two-story bar and bistro will be comprised of an 84-seat first floor dining room and 47-seat bar on the second floor.

The Sovereign will showcase the widest array of drafts and bottles from the very best Belgian brewers. With 50 drafts and 200+ bottles, the beer program will feature the work of Belgian brewers who embody the standards, techniques, and innovative spirit that underpins the fabled Belgian brewing culture.

Just as The Sovereign will be championing brewers that use simple, true recipes and let technique and patience yield complex flavors, so will the menu feature rustic ingredient-driven dishes of Belgian cuisine, which draws from French, German and Dutch cooking traditions. Executive Chef Peter Smith of PS7 and Vidalia has developed the menu –which will be available throughout the restaurant and bar– by combining his French training with experience gained while traveling through Belgium with Engert.

While dishes will change with the seasons and use local ingredients, Smith has also worked to source key products like domestically farmed, bottom harvested Dutch-style mussels. Diners will also find traditional small bites (such as Saucisse Ardennaise, anchovies and pickled onion, or gruyere with caraway seeds, a range of Flammkuchen or Tartes Flambé, and a variety of braises and stews such as Lapin a la Kriek or Rabbit in Cherry Beer.

The Sovereign is committed to celebrating the brewers –many of them little known and rarely found in the US –who are sustaining and evolving the brewing traditions and culture that created Belgium’s reputation as a beer mecca. An expansive breadth of selections will illuminate the flavor-driven, craft-brewed complexity that is the trademark of the best Belgian beers.

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