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Naples Pizza Night in Georgetown Oct. 25

October 2, 2016

Iconic Naples Pizza Maker Will Cook at il Canale for a special night. Famous pizza chef Gennaro Luciano, who owns the legendary Antico Pizzeria Port' Alba in Naples, will be the guest chef baking and greeting guests at il Canale pizzeria in Georgetown on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Reservations are required.

Gennaro Luciano (standing) and Teresa and Joe Farruggio at Antico Pizzeria Port' Alba (Photo by: il Canale) Gennaro Luciano (standing) and Teresa and Joe Farruggio at Antico Pizzeria Port' Alba

Famous pizza chef Gennaro Luciano, who owns the legendary Antico Pizzeria Port' Alba in Naples, will be the guest chef baking and greeting guests at il Canale pizzeria in Georgetown on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Reservations required.

Limited seatings. Two seatings: 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.  Gennaro travels from Italy for these special dinners. $30 per adult, plus tax and tip. Children $20, with sodas.  Individual hand-crafted Gennaro pizzas, appetizers & dessert for each table.  

Gennaro will autograph your special souvenir menu. The event was organized by il Canale restaurant owner, Joe Farruggio, a native of Sicily. He and Gennaro have been long-time friends.

Antica Pizzeria Port' Alba is believed to be the world's first pizzeria, opened in 1830.  Its ovens are lined with lava rock from nearby Mount Vesuvius.

il Canale is located at 1065 31st Street Northwest, Georgetown.  Tel: 202.337.4444


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Artwork of Georgetown Finds A High Profile Home

September 1, 2016

Newly installed this week at Georgetown's il Canale restaurant at 1065 31st Street, is this magnificent banner mural by Georgetown artist Sidney Lawrence.  

Boldly executed in pen and ink for vinyl enlargement, this one-of-a kind aerial view of Georgetown and its historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O) uses bright red and blue lines to mark the canal's meandering path into the Potomac.  

Once hung on the facade of the old Latham Hotel building, the mural was commissioned by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) to raise awareness of this 19th Century waterway. Mr. Lawrence donated it to il Canale on behalf of Georgetown Heritage's Canal Restoration Fund.

Now installed inside the restaurant, the work is huge: 8 by 18 feet, commanding an already huge brick wall. 

Pictured here after the installation on Wednesday (Aug. 31) at il Canale is the artist.

Barbara Hawthorn Interiors,  Ltd. assisted in the installation.


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Libertarian Presidential Ticket Sounds Off

July 7, 2016

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson promised he would not smoke or ingest marijuana in the White House if he wins.   The pledge came as he and his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, spoke at a luncheon Thursday at the National Press Club.

And, Johnson said, he hasn’t smoked or ingested pot for two months now, adding that he hasn’t had an alcoholic drink in 29 years. The former New Mexico governor, 63, is a physical fitness buff, an outdoor enthusiast, and is an avid mountain climber.

In a highly tell-the-truth talk, Johnson said the two candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are so polarizing that “if Mickey Mouse ran, he would poll at 30 percent  . . . But he is not.”

Presidential VP Candidate William Weld (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Presidential VP Candidate William Weld

Johnson emphasized that he needs at least 15 percent in polls to be in the presidential debates. “We can do that,” he predicted.

Asked which candidate he would take votes from, Johnson said both.

“This is a party that needs crashing,” he said. “I think people are eager to vote for someone as opposed to between two evils.”

In listing things a Johnson-Weld ticket would do in the White House, Johnson ticked off:  honesty, no insults, no bluffs, no self-serving lectures, an end to crony capitalism, and no hesitation about delivering bad news.

“This is the craziest election we have ever seen,” he said. ”You know how crazy it is? I might be the next president of the United States.”

Weld noted that one of his running mate’s famous Libertarian saying is:  “I want to keep the government out of your wallet and out of your bedroom.”

 

 


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