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It's Official: The New Georgetown Map & Pocket Guide

August 29, 2013

Courtesy of the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), there's a new 2013-2014 Georgetown Official Guide & Map, featuring 28 pages of key transportation and parking information, highlighted points of interest, full merchant listings and an updated neighborhood map.

View the full map online here. If you would like copies of the guide, please contact the BID at info@georgetowndc.com.


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Congratulations, Peacock Café!

August 19, 2013

Peacock Café Owner Shahab Farivar with Chef and Co-Owner Maziar Farivar (Photo by: Kipp Burgoyne) Peacock Café Owner Shahab Farivar with Chef and Co-Owner Maziar Farivar

Truly one of the best (and most welcoming) restaurants in the city, Peacock Café never disappoints. From its international menu to outdoor patio and courtyard to friendly bar, this Georgetown establishment has been a year-round favorite since 1991.

Chef Maziar Farivar, featured at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Dinner in New York City in 2010 and 2012, was recently selected amongst a group of 60 chefs across the U.S. to the "Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative," Setting the Table for Diplomacy, through the Department of State.

As an affiliate of the American Chef Corps, Farivar joins culinary stars including Rick Bayless, Jose Andrés, and Ming Tsai.

Peacock Café is located at 3251 Prospect Street.

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Courage for Kids

July 18, 2013

Andrea and Steph with two graduates (Photo by: courageforkids.org) Andrea and Steph with two graduates

Courage for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, creates and supports programs for at-risk urban youth. Through financial support and volunteer commitment, the health and well-being of children in the Mid-Atlantic region, Courage for Kids makes a lasting difference … one need at a time.

Andrea and Steph with kids and backpacks (Photo by: courageforkids.org) Andrea and Steph with kids and backpacks

Launched in 2010, the GIVE BACK-pack initiative provides at-risk low-income children in Washington, D.C. with a backpack filled with books and school supplies to take with them as they start Kindergarten. Courage for Kids is also working to supply Dr. Bear's Closet at Children's National Medical Center with books and toys to help boost the spirits of their young patients. A well-stocked Dr. Bear®'s Closet ensures that every patient has a gift for holidays, birthdays and most importantly, a little something to serve as a reward for their courage in fighting an illness.

Recently, multiple Grammy Award Winner and Double Platinum R&B recording artist Chris Brown (through his Symphonic Love Foundation) has made a generous donation to support the work of Courage for Kids. This donation will support the nonprofit’s GIVE BACK-pack Initiative. "It is fantastic that Chris Brown has joined us as a supporter of Courage for Kids.  In my own work, I have been blessed to expand my business, Ask Miss A, into other U.S. cities, and my dream is to be able to do the same thing with Courage for Kids, so that we can help kids across the country.  With a strong partner like Chris Brown, I know that this dream can become a reality," said Andrea Rodgers, President & CEO of Courage for Kids.

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