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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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Sculpture at Watergate Gallery & Frame Design

July 12, 2015

Summer scultpure at Watergate Gallery & Frame Design from Juy 11 through  August 15, 2015.

(Photo by: Watergate Gallery & Frame Design)

The artists: Richard Binder, Nancy Frankel, Dalya Luttwalk, Veronica Szalus, Alan Binstock, J Ford Huffman, Phillipe Mougne, George Tkabladze, Jeff Chyatte, Craig Kraft, Sam Noto, Ricard Vosseller

Reception: Saturday, July 11 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

Evening to meet the artists: Wednesday July 22 - 6:00 pm

Evening to meet the artists: Tuesday August 4:00 - 6:00 pm 

Watergate Gallery & Frame Design is located at 2552 Virginia Avenue NW. Tel: 202.338.4488


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WFP Opens New Downtown Office

June 29, 2015

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) announced Monday the opening of its newest office in Washington D.C. at 1604 14th Street, N.W., in the heart of the high energy and expanding downtown market, directly across from the very popular Le Diplomate Restaurant.

The new office reinforces Washington Fine Properties’ already strong presence in the downtown market and affords a street-front office for an additional 20 agents as part of WFP’s growing agent team. The 14th Street corridor has developed into a premier destination in Washington D.C. for restaurants, theatre, retail stores, and night life.

“We are thrilled to have this exciting addition to our 5 offices in the Capital Region,” said Thomas B. Anderson, President of Washington Fine Properties. “When we decided to strengthen our presence in this explosive market, this space is exactly what we wanted.”  

Washington Fine Properties has sustained the highest agent sales volume in the Capital Region among its competitors consecutively for the past 5 years.  Known for offering specialized brokerage services catering to properties in all price ranges, the firm is dominating sales in Washington D.C. in apartments, townhouses, and single family homes.

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