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1789 Summer Specials

June 28, 2018

1789 Restaurant is pleased to release a pre-theater summer special menu available now through September 16th. The three-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Tracy O’Grady and priced at $59, is available nightly from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the Club Room, 1789’s new dining room.

Inspired by the arrival of Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” the pre-theater summer special is a perfect first stop for theater-goers and summer date nights alike. “It’s hard not to feel the excitement around town over Hamilton at the Kennedy Center this summer,” says Chef O’Grady. “With the recent success of Tony Award®-winning shows starting in DC as well as new, live music venues opening, it’s a great time for our city’s arts & culture scene.”  

Guests will select from a few options for an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Showcasing local produce, the menu is expected to evolve over the summer to reflect seasonal changes. Current standouts include Burrata & Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Tempura Fried Soft-Shell Crab & Petite Crab Cake, Roasted Halibut, and Herb-Roasted Duck Breast.

Desserts by Pastry Chef Mollie Bird are whimsical riffs on the popular soundtrack, and include “Sugar Cane & Rum,” “Tea In The Sea,” and “Vine & Fig Tree.”

1789 Restaurant’s contemporary seasonal menu blends the taste of local, fresh ingredients into unique and flavorful dishes. Located in Georgetown at 1226 36th Street, NW, the fine-dining restaurant recently completed a multiphase expansion to introduce an adjacent and more casual Club Room as well as a stylish new bar. The 1789 Bar & Club Room’s large mahogany bar and tufted leather seating provide a welcoming lounge atmosphere. 


Reservations can be made online or by calling 202.965.1789. Complimentary valet parking is provided. 

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Sense of Humor Coming Soon to DC

May 29, 2018

Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content.

Drawn from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, Sense of Humor celebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The show, located in the West Building, ground floor, opens July 15th and runs through January 6, 2019.

Included are major works by Pieter Brueghel the ElderJacques CallotWilliam HogarthJames GillrayFrancisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Alexander CalderRed GroomsSaul SteinbergArt Spiegelman, and the Guerrilla Girls.

The exhibition is curated by Jonathan Bober, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator of prints and drawings; Judith Brodie, curator and head of the department of American and modern prints and drawings; and Stacey Sell, associate curator, department of old master drawings, all National Gallery of Art, Washington.


Admission is always free and passes are not required.

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National Memorial Day Parade May 28

May 27, 2018

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fourteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes.


The parade will be streamed LIVE at YouTube and Military.com.


For details on the route, click here.

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