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Avoid Tangling With Georgetown Halloween Traffic

October 30, 2014

On Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014, beginning at 4:00 pm until 6:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014, parking will be restricted on the following routes/roadways:

* K St, NW from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, NW

* Water Street, NW from 33rd Street to the mouth of the Capital Crescent Trail

* 1000-1300 Blocks of Wisconsin Ave. NW

* M Street NW, from 25thStreet to the Key Bridge

* 1100 block of 26th Street NW

* Thomas Jefferson St.-1000 block (from the canal north to M Street)

The following streets will be closed to through traffic.Only residents, visitors, and employees of businesses within these areas will be granted access.

Additional streets may be closed and/or opened at the direction of the Second DistrictCommander or his designee.

Citizens must present proof of work or residence to gain access to these streets. The restrictions will be in effect on Friday, October 31,2014 at 6:30 pm, until Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:00 am.

* 1000 block of Grace Street NW

* 1000 block of Thomas Jefferson Street NW

* 1000-1500 blocks of 29thStreet NW

* 1000-1500 blocks of 30thStreet NW

* 1200-1300 blocks of Potomac Street NW

* 1200-1500 blocks of 27thStreet NW

* 1200-1500 blocks of 28thStreet NW

* 1200-1600 blocks of 33rdStreet NW

* 1200-1700 blocks of 34thStreet NW

* 1500 32ndStreet NW

* 1600-1700 blocks of 35thStreet NW

* 2600-3100 blocks of Dumbarton Street NW

* 2600-3100 blocks of P Street NW

* 2600-3600 blocks of O Street NW

* 2700-3600 blocks of N Street NW

* 2700 block of Poplar Lane NW

* 2700-2900 blocks of Olive Street NW

* 3100 Block of Blues Alley

* 3100 Block of Oak Alley NW

* 3100 Block of South Street NW

* 3200-3400 Q Street NW

* 3200 Block of Cecil Place NW

* 3200-3600 blocks of Prospect Street NW

* 3300-3400 blocks of Dent Place NW

* 3300 blocks of Cady’s Alley NW

* 900 Block 30th Street NW

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Chef José Andrés Brings Beefsteak to GWU

October 16, 2014

World-renowned chef José Andrés will bring his first fast-casual eatery to the Foggy Bottom Campus of George Washington University in early spring 2015.

Beefsteak (as in beefsteak tomato), a vegetable friendly, dine-in and take-out restaurant, will be located at the corner of 22nd and I Streets NW.

As reported in GW Today, "The George Washington University is the perfect home to introduce our first Beefsteak location,” Mr. Andrés said. “The university has always brought the bigger issues about food to the spotlight and in many ways, I was inspired by the conversations I had with my students about the future of food in creating this concept.”

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Frederik de Pue Serves Belgian Feast at James Beard House

October 9, 2014

Frederik de Pue prepares dinner at James Beard House (Photo by: Sara Mokhtari) Frederik de Pue prepares dinner at James Beard House

"It was an honor to be invited," says acclaimed DC chef Frederik de Pue as he designed a rustic, Belgian-inspired dinner for 65 lucky guests at famed James Beard House Tuesday evening in New York City. James Beard has several dinners weekly, to raise funds for the organization and to showcase chefs for the New York public.

As he does at Table, named one of America’s 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit in 2013, and at the recently opened Menu MBK, de Pue demonstrated an impeccable eye for detail and a seasoned European sensibility when selecting his special menu:

Hors d’Oeuvre

Foie Gras Torchon–Celery Root Rémoulade Roulade with Espresso Dressing and Toasted Hazelnuts

River Eel Au Vert with Sorrel Jus, Pickled Celery, and Parsnip Mousseline

Beef Tartare with Sauce Américaine and Pommes Pont Neuf

Mussels Cappuccino

Paitin di Pasquero-Elia Arneis 2012

James Beard House (Photo by: Sara Mokhtari) James Beard House


North Sea Grey Shrimp Jelly with Parsley Flan and Crispy Cornbread

Maison Foucher La Vigne aux Sandres Pouilly-Fumé 2012

Rabbit Duo > Loin and Sage-Infused Terrine with Melted Leeks and Spinach

Michael Shaps Bourgogne Blanc 2012

Dover Sole Meunière with Black Trumpet Panna Cotta and Chervil Jus

Bodegas Naia Naiades Verdejo 2010

Caramelized Belgian Endive–Wrapped Venison Strip Loin with Gueuze Beer Crumble, Braised Baby Carrots, and Lambic Jus

Sineann Baby Poux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dame Blanche with Vanilla Ice Cream, Belgian 68-Percent Chocolate, Peanut Pailleté Feuilletine, and Caramel 

Quinta do Infantado 10-Year-Old Tawny Port NV

Guests at Frederik de Pue's James Beard House Dinner (Photo by: Sara Mokhatari) Guests at Frederik de Pue's James Beard House Dinner

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