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Tour Civil War Georgetown

July 26, 2012

Learn what life was like in Georgetown and the Federal City during the Civil War.

Tudor Place is hosting a house and walking tour on Saturday, August 11th (and every second Saturday through November). The house tour is from 10:30-11:30 am and the walking tour is from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Hear family stories about how Tudor Place served as home to Southern sympathizers even while housing Union officers and their families. Learn about those who lived on the estate and the enslaved workers who served them.

After a lunch break, visit burial sites, a Union hospital, residences of military leaders, and a neighborhood home to enslaved and free African Americans.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street. Tel: 202.965.0400

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Sneak Peek: Farmers Fishers Bakers Coming to Washington Harbour

July 24, 2012

Debuting this fall on the Georgetown Waterfront is Farmers Fishers Bakers, a new farm-to-table restaurant with a bakery. GrizForm Design Architects, the same team behind the success of Founding Farmers is collaborating on a design inspired by an urban farmhouse for the 9,800 square foot space.

Rendering of Back Dining Area (Photo by: GrizForm Design Architects) Rendering of Back Dining Area

Art in the bar area will include sculptural farm animals and gardening tools used as a seasonal display to garner the farmhouse theme.

Bar design details include flooring inspired by field grids seen from an airplane above and brown lighting that will bring a sunset feeling indoors.

The nautical-inspired back dining area offers pod-like booths that are intimate and can seat four-to-six diners. 

Rendering of Pantry (Photo by: GrizForm Design Architects) Rendering of Pantry

A series of dioramas will be found throughout the space with miniature versions of a farm setting.

Communal tables that seat about 10 will sit above whitewashed wood flooring in the pantry area. Alongside the tables (also in the pantry) will be barrels and shelving with items that the restaurant pickled, grew, and made so that diners can enjoy the freshest ingredients.


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Fans Kill Uber Amendment ... For Now

July 10, 2012

Social media works. Within 24 hours following a campaign by Uber, D.C. council members received thousands of calls and signatures, enough to scratch a proposed amendment to the D.C. Taxi Modernization Bill that would have severely impacted the operations of Uber, the on-demand private car service operating in D.C. since late last year.

Posted on Uber's Facebook page Tuesday evening: "More than 50,000 emails, 4,300 signatures, 27,000 tweets, 2,200 mentions, and 100 Facebook shares later ... we're feeling the #UberDCLove! Thanks to everyone for the tremendous support today."

After a contentious day of discussion, the bill was passed and discussions on Uber deferred until December.

For video and details of the proceedings, check out Huffpost Local here.

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