On The Look Out

Architects for Animals 'Giving Shelter' December 5

November 18, 2013

Architects for Animals is a fundraising and awareness initiative that supports needy animals.

“Giving Shelter” is a one-night event that will benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS). Participating architectural design firms build and donate creative outdoor winter shelters to provide DC’s homeless cats with refuge from the season’s freezing temperatures.

These shelters will be on display to the public at the event and at the end of the evening all shelters will be donated to care givers who work with the WHS. The shelters will be distributed throughout DC to be utilized by community cats.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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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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