Amuse Bouche

Take a cabana break at Puro Café

August 13, 2011

You’ve been coming to Puro Café for the aromatic coffees, flatbread sandwiches, brunch, and  Parisian sweets …. Now, experience the garden. 

Relax under the shade of the billowing umbrellas. Cool off with exclusive Puro cocktails and linger ... Happy hour prices are from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday through Friday: $6 drinks, $20 five beers and $20 pitchers.

Puro Cafe owner Rashid Hassouni (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Puro Cafe owner Rashid Hassouni

Puro Café is located at 1529 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.782.1937

Pictured above are two of many exclusive Puro cocktails: The Slipper with Midori Melon brandy and fresh lemon juice, and  Sunset Tea with Puro mint and ginger tea, sweet and sour mix, and Absolut Wild Tea.

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Bon appetit Georgetown, it's Restaurant Week August 15-21

August 11, 2011

It's a great time to dine at your favorite restaurants and experience new ones, all at affordable prices. More than 200 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants are offering 3-course lunches for $20.11 and 3-course dinners for $35.11 (beverages, gratuity and tax not included) from August 15-21, 2011.

Held in January and August, Washington, DC Restaurant Week is produced by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and Destination DC.

Below are participating Georgetown restaurants. 

Cafe Bonaparte (Photo by: Cafe Bonaparte) Cafe Bonaparte

For the complete list and to make reservations, visit Restaurant Week 2011.

1789 Restaurant

Bistro Francais

Bistro Lepic and Wine Bar

Black Salt Fish Market and Restaurant

Bodega Spanish Tapas and Lounge

Café Bonaparte

Café Milano

Filomena Ristorante

Il Canale Ristorante and Pizzeria Napoletana

J. Paul’s

La Chaumiere

Leopold Kafe & Konditorei

Mie N Yu

Neyla Restaurant

Paolo’s Ristorante

Ristorante Piccolo

Sea Catch Restaurant and Raw Bar

Sequoia Restaurant

Thunder Burger and Bar

John Carroll dining room at 1789 Restaurant (Photo by: 1789 Restaurant) John Carroll dining room at 1789 Restaurant

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On the Cusp of Fashion's Night Out 2011

August 10, 2011

For the second year in a row, Georgetown will be the city’s official regional host of Fashion’s Night Out, September 8, 2011.

Presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), over 80 Georgetown stores, restaurants and salons plan to stay open for extended shopping hours and host an evening of spectacular, splurge-inspiring fashion events and promotions.

Jenn Lore, Debbie Young, John Asadoorian and Jim Bracco (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jenn Lore, Debbie Young, John Asadoorian and Jim Bracco

Wednesday evening, the BID hosted a preview of the shopping extravaganza at Cusp. Thanking everyone for coming, and Cusp for hosting the evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, BID marketing director Nancy Miyahira, introduced John Asadoorian, Asadoorian Retail Solutions, and BID executive director, Jim Bracco before introducing this year's host committee.

FNO preview at Cusp (Photo by: Judith Beermann) FNO preview at Cusp

As Nancy told The Georgetown Dish, “It’s a night where we’re so fortunate as a neighborhood to showcase the best stars, which are our over 80 merchants … and more signing up every day.”

Each host committee member will be at a different location for special events planned by each participating business. New to the host committee this year, K Street Kate's Kate Michael said, “If I get any of my favorite stores, my bank account will be severely affected, but the objective of FNO will be met.”

Svetlana Legetic and Meaghan Calnan (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Svetlana Legetic and Meaghan Calnan

Georgetown isn’t alone in celebrating on September 8. From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, this unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 in a partnership between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York will celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry's economy, and put the fun back in shopping.

For more information, visit Fashion's Night Out Georgetown DC.

Jenny Zinn, Cameron Guckert, Lolly Amons and Sarah Spiegelman (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jenny Zinn, Cameron Guckert, Lolly Amons and Sarah Spiegelman

Georgetown’s Fashion’s Night Out 2011 Host Committee:

Mary Amons, Labels for Love
Annie Lou Bayly, DailyCandy DC
Katherine Boyle, Fashion Washington
Kelly Collis, CityShopGirl & 94.7 Fresh FM
Marie Coleman, District Couture & DC Style Examiner
Rachel Cothran,
Jeff Dufour, UrbanDaddy
Lynda Erkiletian, T.H.E. Artist Agency
Angie Goff, WUSA-9 TV &
Walter Grio, Shoot for Change
Philippa Hughes, The Pink Line Project
Samy K, Hot 99.5
Svetlana Legetic, Brightest Young Things
Kate Michael,
Sarah Schaffer, Capitol File Magazine
Janice Wallace, The Capitol Fashionista
Andre Wells, Events by Andre Wells
Paul Wharton, Paul Wharton Style

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