On The Look Out

ENO Wine Bar Opening Soon

August 29, 2013

ENO, a new Georgetown wine bar next to the Four Seasons Hotel is slated to open in September. ENO has five other locations around the country (two in Chicago, one each in San Francisco, San Diego, and Half Moon Bay, CA) but this one will be the company's first on the East Coast.

Offering guests a curated selection of hundreds of wines by the glass from both the Old World and New World; approximately half of the bottles will be priced under $50, ENO will also feature 50 wines by the glass, eight on tap, with prices starting at $9.

The growing local wine scene will be well represented in ENO’s offerings, showcasing several Virginia wineries including King Family VineyardsParadise Springs Winery and Barboursville Vineyards. ENO’s list will also include a series of private labels made by them from the initial step of barrel selection to the final blend, including two wines made in partnership with Dusted Valley in Walla Walla, Washington - “Columbeaux” and “GSM.” 

ENO’s commitment to supporting local producers extends to food as well. Selections will include charcuterie from from Stachowski’s Market in Georgetown, chocolate truffles from Virginia confectioner Gearharts and cheeses from Calkins Creamery in Pennsylvania and Cherry Glenn Goat Cheese Co. in Maryland.

Visits from artisanal producers, including local vintners, cheese makers and chocolatiers, will be a regular occurrence at ENO. Dubbed “ENO-versity”, these casual-yet-informative tasting sessions will allow guests to brush up on array of topics from female winemakers to French varietals and give them access to featured partner artisans.

ENO is located at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Capitol Hill: 220 Years in 3:13 Minutes

July 17, 2013

Before 1793, it was called Jenkins Hill.

Take a look at 220 years of growth on Capitol Hill. The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has produced a visual timeline from the construction of the U.S. Capitol Building to the last major addition, in 2008, of the Capitol Visitor Center.

Well done, AOC!

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Georgetown Block Watch for Public Safety

May 2, 2013

Part of the larger Public Safety Program at the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG), Block Watch includes the hiring of the private guards who patrol the neighborhood five nights a week, keeping an eye on things, providing an escort to people who request it, and communicating suspicious activity to the police. 

CAG is also placing cameras on some residential streets to provide the police department with an additional way to identify criminals.  Crime decreased last year in Georgetown, and is down by more than a third this year.  The police believe that the block watch program and the rest of the Public Safety Program activities are important contributors to this reduction.  The costs of the private patrols and cameras are paid from residents’ dues to CAG and from their specific contributions to the Public Safety Program.

For those who might be interested, statistical and mapping information about crime is available at Crime Map. We are lucky to have MPD Officer Antonial Atkins - Officer of the Year! - assigned to us.

Officer Atkins and the other MPD members who were there emphasized the importance of being aware (walking alone at night while talking on your cell phone puts you at risk) and of calling 911 whenever you have concerns about possible criminal activity.  Even if something just doesn’t look right, they urge using 911.

Written by Kenny Kraft, Block Captain - 2500 Block of Que Street

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