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Built in the 1850’s, this 5 BR Federal in the heart of the East Village has high ceilings & untold architectural details. 2 fplcs with original mantels accentuate the double parlor LR, cathedral ceilings and large windows flood the DR with light. The master suite has large bath & closets, sitting room and deck. Pool, 2 car parking. $2,795,000.

Circa 1900 semi-detached brick townhouse across from Tudor Place. Renovated 4 BR, 3.5 baths offers wood floors, chef ’s kitchen, formal DR, step down LR with fplc & French doors that open to garden. Master suite with limestone bath and WIC. South facing garden with plantings, slate and brick terraces, water feature. 2 car parking. $2,495,000.

Complete and tasteful restoration of this classic Georgetown residence. Formal dining rm, elegant formal living rm w/ French doors that lead to professionally designed deep south garden. Well appointed chef ’s kit and breakfast area, exquisite MBR & sublime Waterworks bath, 3 add’tl BR, 2 more Waterworks baths. Formal office. Excellent storage. Driveway parking. $2,475,000.

Large center hall Colonial with incredible curb appeal. Main level with living room, separate dining rm, study, family room, breakfast rm, renovated kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances. Unique paneled library on 2nd level, master bdrm with fplc. Potential au pair suite on lower level. 2-car attached gar & 2-car driveway. Large yard plus patio/garden. $2,450,000.

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Magnificent Colonial on a great block, 6 BR, 4.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, kitchen with attached family room, dramatic two-story library, separate dining room, lower level with second family room and au pair suite. Lovely rear yard and patio, 1-car garage. $2,150,000.

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Refined East Village property with two-car parking. Main house offers 5 BR and 4.5 baths. 2 baths are completely redone with Waterworks and Restoration Hardware materials. Closet space galore, custom Pedini closet system in the master. One BR au pair suite in lower level with separate entrance. $2,125,000.

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Part of the former & historic “Friendship” estate. Spectacular formal LR with 11’8” ceilings, large sun-filled bay & fplc. Formal DR features marble flrs from the Old Ebbitt Hotel. Gourmet kitchen. 2 sun-filled BR upstairs. Finished 3rd floor/attic is perfect for office space. Lush front garden and private south facing rear garden with mature boxwoods and pool. 1-car parking. $1,995,000.

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contents Serving Washington, DC Since 1954

About our contributors

About the Cover: Joe Heishman of Spring Valley Farm. photo by jeff Malet. Publisher Sonya Bernhardt Editor at Large David Roffman Feature Editors Garrett Faulkner Gary Tischler Publisher’s Assistant Siobhan Catanzaro Contributors Alexis Miller Andrew O’Neill Jody Kurash Jack Evans Linda Roth Bill Starrels Mary Bird Jordan Wright Claire Swift Kathy Corrigall Pam Burns Ari Post Michelle Galler John Blee Lauretta McCoy Jennifer Gray Donna Evers Photographers Yvonne Taylor Tom Wolff Neshan Naltchayan Jeff Malet Malek Naz Freidouni Robert Devaney Advertising Director Charlie Louis Advertising Justin Shine Elle Fergusson

“The Newspaper Whose Influence Far Exceeds Its Size” 4 — Web Exclusives 5 — Up and Coming 6-7 — Georgetown Observer 8-9 — Editorial/Opinion 12-13 — Real Estate Ask the Realtor Mortgage Featured Property 14-15 — Performance/Art Wrap Fringe Festival Has Its Act Together Gods & Conservation: Paul Jett at the Freer/Sackler

From Caitlin White and Jenna DeWitt:

16-17 — Cover Story Faces of the Farm

“As students in the Semester in Washington Journalism program, we are loving our internship experience at The Georgetowner. We got in on the drama at The Fringe Festival, forced ourselves to visit every spa store on M Street and discovered our new love of polo.”

18-19 — In Country Trip to the Beach at Twilight Polo 22-23 — Food & Wine Purely Puro The Latest Dish Cocktail of the Week

Graphic Design Alyssa Loope Jen Merino Counsel Juan Chardiet, Attorney

24 —Body & Soul Exercising this Summer? Drink This 25— Is the Price Right?

Published by Georgetown Media Group, Inc. 1054 Potomac St., N.W. Washington, DC 20007 Phone: (202) 338-4833 Fax: (202) 338-3292 editorial@georgetowner.com www.georgetowner.com The Georgetowner is published every other Wednesday. The opinions of our writers and columnists do not necessarily reflect the editorial and corporate opinions of The Georgetowner newspaper. The Georgetowner accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs and assumes no liability for products or services advertised herein. The Georgetowner reserves the right to edit, rewrite, or refuse material and is not responsible for errors or omissions. Copyright, 2009.

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Georgetowner com News & Politics Cheaper SmarTrip Cards Coming in August

sophisticated style at Georgetown Park.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to decrease the price of the SmarTrip card and increase the cost of a rail trip for users of paper fare cards in order to encourage riders to use the reusable plastic cards.

DC Lifts Evening Meter Limits The D.C. Department of Transportation has relaxed its evening parking policy by lifting meter time limits in the evening, and will implement a new pilot program in July to explore ways to make parking easier.

Starbucks Offers Free Wi-Fi

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All company-owned Starbucks Coffee stores have begun offering unlimited free Wi-Fi to customers on July 1. Many other Georgetown businesses also offer free WiFi. Check out our online article for a few of these businesses and a Google map of their locations.

Wal-Mart Negotiates First DC Area Store This month, Wal-Mart began to negotiate plans to build their first superstore in the District. The store will likely be located on New York Avenue N.E., near the intersection of Bladensburg Road.

C&O Canal Boat Tours Back in Georgetown

Phase Two of Waterfront Project Begins

Mule-powered boat rides are back for the summer. Tours are given at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, leaving from the Georgetown Visitors Center. Adults and children ages four and up ride for $5, children three and under ride free.

The second phase of the Georgetown Waterfront Park project has begun after lack of funding delayed the project.

Photo by Jamie Hess

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Plates from the Park: Tomato Bread Salad This week’s recipe, provided by Pam Moore of the Friends of Rose Park, features delicious tomatoes and tasty fresh bread available at the farmer’s market. This recipe produces a wonderful salad for a hot summer evening with olive oil, tomatos, onion, basil, balsamic vinegar, garlic cloves and a French baguette.

Arts & Society Georgetown Cupcake Sisters Premiere in Reality Show Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, the sisters behind Georgetown’s hit cupcake shop, will kick off their reality show on Friday, July 16 on TLC. Visit our website for photos from their launch party at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. The sisters of Georgetown Cupcake make a batch for their show on TLC.

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Thursday, July 15 Head to Farragut Square for Golden Triangle Summer Concerts from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. This week Crowded Streets performs a Dave Matthews tribute on the newly renovated Farragut Square Park. Bring a blanket and picnic. For more information, call 202-463-3400. Friday, July 16 Target’s free Arts and Wonder program will feature performers ages 15 to 20 in NSO’s Summer Music Institute Chamber Music at the Kennedy Center at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17 Target’s free Arts and Wonder program will feature performers ages 15 to 20 in NSO’s Summer Music Institute Chamber Music at the Kennedy Center at 6 p.m.

up for adoption as well as information on animal rescue on the Clark House Lawn. For more information, call 540-253-9797 or 540-253-5790. Mt. Pleasant Main Street and Cricket host the ever-popular movie night around this year’s theme, “Road Trip” at Lamont Park, location at 17th and Lamont Streets. Rain date for movie is July 25. Movies will also be shown on Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. For more information, contact info@mtpmainstreet.org. Monday, July 26 The astronauts that flew into space aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis will speak at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Guests must register for the event online at georgetownnasa. eventbrite.com. The event will be held at Lohrfink Auditorium of the Rafik B. Hariri Building at 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Main Street hosts a farmer’s market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until November. Visit the Lamont Park, location between 17th and Mt. Pleasant Streets. For more information, visit www.mtpfm.org. Thursday, July 22 FotoWeek DC and the Corcoran will host a summer kick-off party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to launch a new and exciting partnership and the 2010 festival dates, which are November 6-13. Come to hear music by DJ Chris Nitti and Matt Hemerlein, photo projections and a complimentary admission to the exhibition, “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.” Pre-registration is required. Contact 202-639-1867 or kguiter@cocoran.org for more information.

Tuesday, July 27 Washington International Piano Festival will be at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 29

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Friday, July 23 Check out the Marine Barracks evening parade at 8:45 p.m. at Eighth and I Streets. Guests are admitted at 7 p.m. and should be seated by 8 p.m. The parade is a symbol of professionalism and discipline of the Esprit de Corps of the U.S. Marines and the story reflects Marines around the world. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mbw.usmc.mil/parade_eveningdefault.asp.

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Taberna Del Alabardero presents a wine tasting dinner with Elias Mora Winery. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $90 per person. For more information, visit www.alabardero.com or call 202-429-2200.

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Gallery Plan B, 1530 14th Street, will hold an opening reception for artist Jason Wright from 6 to 8 p.m. His new oil painting show, called “Take You Home” highlights Wright’s experience as a professional skydiver. The exhibit will run through Aug. 29.

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Saturday, July 31 The Swiss Embassy is holding a celebration for Swiss National Day. The day will include Swiss food and music, alphorns, super raffle prizes, tombola, flag swinging, performances by Swiss Folklore Group, kids’ corner, moon bounce, lampion parade, bonfire, T-shirts, Swiss wines, beer garden and Swiss bakery goods. Tuesday, July 20 – Tuesday, Aug. 24 Saturday, July 24

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The Middleburg Humane Foundation presents Dog Day in the Plains from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at several locations on Main Street. Activities include a puppet-show, book signings by local authors of pet-themed books and a dog agility demonstration. The foundation will also be on hand with dogs

Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities present a series of independent film screenings called Summer Screenings. Every Tuesday evening through August, the Lounge at the Renaissance Dupont Circle hotel will show independent films. For more information and a schedule of films being shown, contact john.eddleman@renaissancehotels.com.

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gt Georgetown Concludes Concerts in the Park in Style By Garrett Faulkner

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ou better believe Georgetown celebrates the Fourth of July. On the afternoon before celebratory fireworks again lit the monuments of our capital, the denizens of its oldest neighborhood gathered at Volta Park for a little music, a little picnicking and a little time to soak in what would prove to be a model summer day. That event, of course, was Concerts in the Park, the last installment of CAG’s three-month series armed with a simple formula: bring a band and a few tasty treats to the park, and they will come. It was enough to lure around 100 neighbors, which wasn’t a bad turnout for a holiday weekend, CAG President Jennifer Altemus said. Co-chaired by Elizabeth Miller and Renee Crupi, the concert series’ afternoon finale kicked off with a parade around Volta Park before transitioning to a lively festival, the kind where everyone’s on a first-name basis and the music is good, no matter who’s playing (for the record, it was reggae-esque rockers Son of a Beach). Volunteers passed out plush linen towels from Cady’s Alley décor shop Waterworks, along with a few raffle tickets for a facial care package from local doctor Mark Venturi. Most of the

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youngsters, parents in tow, haunted the activity booths, ranging from cookie and flag decorating to a water balloon toss to the time-honored estimation station (kudos to Edwin Steiner for his correct guess of 4118 M&Ms). Others simply lounged on their blankets, chatting with adjacent picnickers and soaking up the expiring daylight. Miller and a few committee members manned the ice cream stand, scooping up cones here and there for any passerby with a free hand.   Elsewhere, Georgetowners tested their mettle at a lineup of good-old-fashioned, county fairlike contests. A tug-of-war match pitted East Georgetown against West (this year, the East villagers came out on top), and a long table clothed in blue plaid served as battleground for a pie-eating contest, in which a handful of boys, their braggadocio notwithstanding, gave up the ghost to eight-year-old Emma Robinson, who apparently can chow down with the best of them. It was, as you so rarely see in the city, a family affair. Kids and adults came and went, some rushing off for fireworks, others mingling with friends, all carefree as summer.

Pie eaters were not allowed to use their hands.

hurt home plan Gets thumbs up By Caitlin White and Jenna DeWitt

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he Hurt Home project (3050 R St.) in Georgetown will come before the D.C. city council on July 13, after revised renovation plans received positive consensus from Georgetown residents at a July 1 meeting at Hyde-Addison Elementary School. The Hurt property, which is owned by the city and once operated as a foster care center and school for the blind, was the sole topic of the meeting, which included Georgetown residents, D.C. officials and the developing team, the Argos Group, interested in taking on the project. Members of the community were able to hear the most recent plans to develop condominium units within the building while preserving its historic exterior. Argos’ original plan included 41 units, which was reduced to 15 units due to residents’ concerns. Units are expected to be between 1,400 and 1,900 square feet, and each unit will be allotted two parking spaces, according to Gilberto Cárdenas, a principal at the Argos Group. In addition, three of the 15 units will be Affordable Dwelling Units, as required by D.C. law, and one of them will be reserved for the blind or visually impaired as a tribute to the building’s history. Developers emphasized they will return the building to its original appearance as much as

possible, and are planning to add landscaping to about half of the back of the site. “It will have almost no visual impact as far as additions or parking. It is set way back from property lines,” Suman Sorg, the principal architect of Sorg Architects who worked on projects such as Cady’s Alley and Phillips School, said. “It’s going to take back the building to the original.” Residents were assured the site will be safe. The Argos team is exploring options for security once the units have been completed and there will be security on duty daily during the construction process. “An active building is the best thing we can do for the security of the area,” project developer Philip Anderson said. Perhaps the most vocal concern was the financial backing of the project. Cárdenas assured residents that the project has “a very strong financial backing” through Potomac Investment Properties, one of the largest real estate developers in the city. “We are at 100 percent of the cost and 100 percent of the equity,” he said. “We are going to need debt financing but we have letters of support, letters of intent.” The restoration is expected to take about a year, according to the development team. On July 8, the city council unanimously voted to surplus the Hurt Home, essentially clearing the way for Argos to begin development of the property.

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The Good Gray Poet By Donna Evers

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s you leave the Dupont Circle Metro station’s north exit, you will see words carved into the granite walls — lines from a poem by Walt Whitman, called “The Wound Dresser.” Since it’s hard to get the whole inscription when you are riding the escalator, here it is:

Thus in silence in dreams’ projections, Returning, resuming, I thread my way through the hospitals; The hurt and the wounded I pacify with soothing hand; I sit by the restless all the dark night — some are so young, Some suffer so much — I recall the experience sweet and sad. This was a subject Walt Whitman knew a lot about, since he served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Already known as a journalist and poet, he first got involved after the bloody Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, where he went to take care of his brother who had been wounded in battle. There he met another impressive volunteer nurse, Clara Barton, with whom he would cross paths again in Washington. When Whitman arrived in the District to help out as a medical volunteer, the city’s public buildings were turned into crowded way stations for wounded soldiers. There were not enough doctors, and no formal nursing profession, so the military had to rely on recruits and volunteers. Even with that, doctors could not deal with the types of wounds inflicted by the advanced bul-

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lets and weapons of the war. The quickest solution to treat an infected limb — and save the soldier’s life — was to amputate. Meanwhile, the wounded were crowded into any shelters available, waiting for the meager medical help to arrive. One of the most haunting passages in Whitman’s journal about his experiences during the war was his account of the makeshift hospital at the Old Patent Office in Washington. This building, recently restored to its original grandeur and serving as the National Portrait Gallery and Museum of American Art, made for a bizarre hospital ward. The maze of long narrow galleries was originally created to hold glass display cases, which held wood and metal models of inventions submitted for patents. Wounded soldiers, sometimes as many as 800, were laid on cots arranged alongside the glass cases, creating a path so inspectors and inventors could still get through the maze to view and judge the models, stepping over the soldiers as they moved along. This was one of many hospitals where Whitman volunteered during the war, bringing food, paper and pens for the men and sometimes just staying on so a wounded soldier would not have to die alone.

Out of these terrible experiences came some good. The war encouraged many advances in medical science. Volunteer nurse Clara Barton went on to found the American Red Cross, an organization that we rely in times of national emergencies and disasters. Meanwhile, Walt Whitman, who continued to write poetry, supported himself with a job at the Department of the Interior. Ironically, when Secretary of the Interior James Harlan discovered that Whitman was the author of “Leaves of Grass,” he fired him, citing the poems as “damaging to the morals of men.” By that time, though, Whitman was revered as a poet and supporters rallied to his cause, soon securing him another government job. Whitman’s war experiences earned him the title “the good gray poet,” and his poems about the Civil War are forever burned into our collective memory. There are many, among them “O Captain! My Captain!”, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” and, of course, “The Wound Dresser.” And while his words carved on the subway’s wall describe the horrors of war, they also tell about human compassion, which will always be our saving grace.

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Editorial/opinion

The Purgatorial Restoration of an historic DC Church

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he Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) at 1518 M St. appeared recently on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of the country’s 11 most endangered historic places, and on the D.C. Preservation League’s annual list of the most endangered places in Washington. Founded in 1838, the structure stands as a significant piece of cultural and architectural heritage, a bastion of advocacy for human rights.   From anti-slavery leadership in the mid19th century, to fighting on the front lines for civil rights, to AIDS education and voter registration projects today, Metropolitan AME Church has not only been a major center of worship, but also an institution in the forefront of the civic, cultural, and intellectual life of African Americans. In 1895 it hosted the funeral for Frederick Douglass, a regular attendee, and in 2005 held the memorial service for Rosa Parks.   The red brick Victorian Gothic-style church was constructed exclusively by donations from AME congregations across the country. Their goal was to establish a permanent presence near the White House and U.S. Capitol in order to pressure the federal government for equal treatment of the African American community.   Walled in on three sides by recent development projects, the church has suffered numerous structural cracks resulting from vibrations during adjacent construction. The

congregation has been a responsible steward, funding major repairs over the years to maintain the building, and has begun a restoration drive. However, previously unknown, ongoing water infiltration has caused more extensive damage. Over the years, the 29 stained glass windows have been compromised due to deteriorated lead jointing, the grand staircase and sanctuary floors have settled, and inadequate internal gutters have caused water damage to the walls and ceiling. The building urgently requires a multi-million-dollar rescue effort, an investment that Metropolitan AME Church’s community of dedicated supporters simply cannot afford.

Too much doublespeak at chairman forum

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n July 8, city council chairman candidates Kwame Brown and Vincent Orange squared off at a public forum held in the basement of Georgetown’s Latham Hotel, one of several debates between the pair in recent weeks, as the days leading up the Democratic primary in September begin to wind down.   At the forum, during which the two men alternately delivered extemporaneous responses to policy and ethics questions submitted by Georgetown’s community leaders and the public, it was disappointing to hear from both men what amounted to little more than canned, anemic responses to the issues confronting Georgetown today.   Granted, the chairman race has been and will be overshadowed by the Fenty-Gray mayoral battle, and Georgetowners are probably still a little puzzled why their own councilmember withdrew his bid right out of the gate, despite earlier indications that he would go head to head with Brown for the council’s highest seat.   But even though neither candidate lives in Georgetown, should we be impressed by their coy and cautious responses to the issues confronting the neighborhood?   At best, the two spoke obliquely. When CAG President Jennifer Altemus asked about

  And while the U.S. government and District BIDs have been manically funneling its resources into a kaleidoscope of potentially unstable city programs and distributing grants in attempts to defibrillate the economy — the blind faith in the success of electric cars comes to mind, despite almost a century’s worth of evidence to the contrary — they sometimes neglect the true strength of communities. In history and unity lies strength, and by neglecting the foundations of our country’s past as it deteriorates beneath infinite parking garages and office buildings of the big businesses that tanked the financial sector in the first place (which are in themselves on the life support of government loans), we are only further impeding the recovery of our local communities.   This is probably nothing that will go noticed in the short term, nor will the detriment ever be precisely quantifiable. But without the surrounding culture and the history of fighting for human rights, for freedom, a fight that Metropolitan AME Church has stood for since its foundation, Washington as a city has little to stand for at all. The health of a richly historic community in the nation’s capital is surely worth the price of one building’s renovation. While Metropolitan AME hosts patron-dependent “Historic Restoration and Preservation Crab Feasts” at $55 a ticket, one wonders who could step in and lend a hand.

Georgetown University’s 10-year campus plan, specifically whether the council chairman would “ensure that the community’s concerns are given great weight when the [Zoning Commission] votes on the plan,” Brown called for “transparency” and “consensus” without bringing much to the table. Orange was a little more direct, declaring that “residents always come first,” but seemed to lose rhetorical momentum when the conversation turned to finance, dusting off the old “tax and spend” line that seems to lose teeth more and more every time it gets used.   At worst, the candidates seemed to pursue contradictory objectives. While both endorsed tax breaks and increased government spending for local, privately owned businesses in Georgetown (and the District), each later said he supported incentives for large luxury retailers to entice them back into the city. That balancing act will surely prove a headache for District legislators down the road, the future chairman included.

n the June 30 issue of The Georgetowner, you gave your implicit endorsement of a recent decision to allow left turns to be made from M Street eastbound onto Wisconsin Avenue northbound (“Return of the left turn,” GT Observer). The decision was “coaxed” by Ward 2 councilman Jack Evans and others, probably those living on the side streets north of M Street, which were getting added traffic. According to DDOT officials, they intend to eliminate parking spaces on the south side of M Street to help traffic flow.   While the concept sounds great in theory, one has to wonder whether or not this will add to an already horrific traffic jam on M Street. If anyone truly believes that the entire curb-side lane on M Street will remain empty all day, they are dreaming. Those spaces will be occupied by delivery trucks, UPS and FedEx trucks, and the everyday assortment of illegally parked service trucks and cars. Why should anyone believe that these assorted drivers, who park illegally already, will not merely use this new space as just another area to park illegally? And if that does occur, and since the District police force barely enforces illegal parking on M Street now, this new rule will make M Street even more difficult for all drivers, both residents of Georgetown as well as commuters coming into the District. Gary Langbaum Water Street, Georgetown

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s we’re suffering through Washington’s worst heat wave of the year, take a moment to check in with your elderly or ill neighbors who might need a little assistance. Weather like this can effect even the healthiest of us.   This promises to be a long, entertaining summer in terms of Washington’s number one spectator sport, politics. With heated contests for mayor, council chair, two at-large seats and four ward council seats, there will be no shortage of candidate forums, neighborhood rallies and straw polls.   The best thing that any Washingtonian can go do is get out there and participate. Attend a neighborhood forum and ask the candidates about what’s on your mind — from education to crime, from the economy and jobs to improving city services. I truly believe each of us has something to contribute to this important dialogue about the future of our city. So in addition to our new pitcher Stephen Strasburg heating up the mound at Nationals Park and the Washington Kastles gracing downtown with World Team Tennis this month, we have plenty in the sport of politics to look forward to!   The responsibility of governance will return soon enough in the fall and we have many challenges ahead. We may even have to revisit the FY 2011 budget, due to declining revenue projections. It’s anyone’s guess, but looking at states and localities around the country, one can’t but watch and continue to wonder. Jurisdictions are trimming back, instituting employee reductions, mandating furlough days and retrenching some programs. Some states are even borrowing from pension funds to meet current expenses and issuing IOUs to taxpayers for tax refunds the states cannot afford to send. I am grateful D.C. has managed to do better than others, but I do have to chuckle a bit when I read these stories about other states — who’s calling for control boards for these folks?   President Obama and some in Congress have been talking about additional stimulus spending, particularly to keep state employees and teachers on the job. While there are merits to this, it would also add to the federal deficit most likely, in itself another problem. Ultimately I think that may be a short term fix at best, which I’d rather avoid. We’ve managed to avoid a severe day of reckoning here in D.C. through a variety of means — some of which I don’t support — such as spending reserves and other one-time measures. Ultimately, given the unlikely return of the “irrational exuberance” in the boom economy of a few years ago, we will have to align the District’s budget to actual sources of revenue, which can be tweaked here and there, without the use of one-time gimmicks and fixes. In short, while our most recent revenue estimate is flat — which is good news in itself — we still have yet to address some of the fundamental, structural problems with matching the size of the government to our revenue sources.   Finishing up, I want to take a brief moment to remember my staffer Desi Deschaine on the upcoming one-year anniversary of his death. We have truly missed Desi as part of our office and part of our lives, and I know those of you who were touched by him do as well. Here’s remembering you, Desi — you remain in our hearts and minds.


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s everyone on the planet now knows, basketball superstar LeBron James decided to abandon the city of Cleveland, its team, the Cavaliers, and its loyal fan base as soon as his contract ran out. Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert called his departure a “cowardly betrayal.” Former fans burned his number 23 jersey and stomped on cardboard cutouts of his image.   What is most surprising of all is that anyone could have expected any other outcome.   At the heart of organized professional sports is a tenuous balance between fans, players and owners. For the better part of the last century, team owners had the upper hand and could exercise monopoly control over its players. If a player was not satisfied with the team’s salary offer, he had no alternative except to sit out the season or play overseas. Team owners were also free to sell or trade player’s contracts with other teams, often without the player’s consent. This was commonly referred to as “the reserve clause,” which kept a player beholden for life to the team with whom they originally signed. This had the natural effect of keeping players’ salaries (and ticket prices) low. There

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sources (three-quarters overall, including 40 percent coal) than carbon-free (about onequarter nuclear and renewables). And using carbon-producing energy can contribute to a nasty cycle where greater greenhouse gas emissions bring warmer temperatures which prompt more a/c use. Turning down the thermostat — particularly during hot daytime hours — can also help avoid electrical equipment failures. Make it warmer to shrink carbon footprints and lessen grid stress.

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or D.C. residents wilting in 90-plusdegree days, stepping out of the heat can be a welcome relief. But chilly stores and restaurants are bringing winter back at great harm to our budget, bodies, and planet. Crank up your thermostats, Washingtonians, and rack up these benefits: #1 An Accidental Bikini-Ready Bod Georgetown saleswoman Durban Clarke is on an unintentional diet. “Normally I have a big ol’ sandwich for lunch,” she sighs languidly, withering in an 84-degree store with broken air conditioning. “Today I could barely finish a pear.” Not surprising: eating less and lighter is typical when hot. That’s useful information for locals trying to shed a few pounds before lounging in swimwear as well as others aiming to drop more. And the evidence is beyond anecdotal. A study in a 2006 International Journal of Obesity cites air conditioning as an important, often overlooked contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic. It’s time for Washingtonians to warm up — and slim down. #2 Eliminating the Implicit Instruction: “Bring a Jacket, It’s 95 Degrees” Many workers must dress both for inside temperatures in the 60s or low 70s and sweltering outside air or suffer the consequences. For one Georgetown worker keeping warm starts at her core. “I wear a padded bra every day to work,” she confesses. But avoiding frequent battles over thermostat settings with her male coworkers requires even more — her chair holds a jacket and a sweater while her desk hides a space heater. Numerous other locals use their props in winter and summer with little basis.

Four of five people around the world are comfortable between from about 76 and 89 degrees at a 92-degree outdoor temperature, according to analysis in the air conditioning book “Losing Our Cool” by Stan Cox. #3 “It’s How Much?” (or Avoiding Statement Shock) It took the last seven summers to bring two 100-degree days but the mercury’s already reached 100 three times this year. And June featured more than twice the usual count of 90-degree days. The soaring heat is sending electricity bills skyward. Boosting the thermostat can keep them in check. Pepco recom-

ultimately received the right to negotiate with other teams at the expiration of their contracts. The result was predictable. Players salaries escalated to such a high altitude that some have even become team owners. In 1930, Babe Ruth was making $5,000 more than President Herbert Hoover. When asked by a reporter if he thought it was right to be making more than the President, Babe responded “Why not? I had a better year than he did.” LeBron James will roughly match the current President’s salary every two games.   Sadly for the fans, the breaking up of team cohesion has become the norm and their loyalties have been tested. Players today swap jerseys faster than Larry King changes wives. The advent of free agency inevitably tilted the balance of power in favor of those teams with the largest war chests and stretches fundamental principals of fairness. Players want to move to successful franchises, tilting the balance still further. Compared to what it was, the overall product is debased. Alas, most of us are too young to know that for sports fans, things used to be much better.

mends setting air conditioning to 78 degrees and using energy-efficient fans. “Every degree you raise your thermostat can result in a 5 percent savings on the cost of cooling your home,” says Clay Anderson, spokesman for the electric company which serves more than 750,000 Maryland and D.C. residents.

#5 (No More) “You’re Hot Then You’re Cold” So sings a furious Katy Perry afraid of being jilted at the altar. Frequent temperature hiccups might be easier on the emotions but they’re uncomfortable physically. In fact, a year after central air conditioning was installed in the U.S. Capitol, Rep. John Rankin rose to complain that the 15 to 20 degree temperature differential was too much. “This is a regular Republican atmosphere,” said the Mississippi Democrat, “and it’s enough to kill anyone if it continues.” In fact, surrounding temperatures rarely varied by 30-plus degrees until this century, and many signs show we aren’t made to duck in and out of cold spaces. The quick switch stresses out bodies that have to adjust their internal thermostat, which can bring on headaches and chills and lower immunity to colds.

#4 Conserving Energy: It’s In Again Conservation may not be as hip as it was in 1979 when solar panels topped the White House and jumpsuit-clad residents pored over electric bills. But the reasons to cut back are just as compelling. Local provider Pepco’s fuel mix relies much more on carbon-emitting

Of course, the usual cautions apply. Stay hydrated. Be alert for symptoms that might indicate heat illness, particularly in vulnerable populations like seniors and children. But generally, boost those temps as an act of consideration for your coworkers and clients, and for people everywhere.

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Light is what your firm is known for in his houses, how is that achieved? To most people who know the work, it may appear that buildings just have a great deal of glass. Although this is key, it is only a fourth of the issue. We bring light inside, then it is prismed on reflective plains of the interior. The houses are positioned so that the sun doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overpower the spaces, damaging art and fabrics, and we use walls of books, art and furniture to introduce color where the light then dances off all of the surfaces.

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Capital fringe festival has its act together A Few Upcoming Fringe Events: A Walk in the Woods American Ensemble Theater at the Goethe Institut (ages 13 and up) July 15 - 8:30 p.m.; July 17 - 11:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.; July 18 - 4 p.m.; July 24 3 p.m. H.M.S. Pinafore G&S Youth Company at The Mountain July 16 - 5:30 p.m.; July 17 - 12:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; July 18 - 4:45 p.m. Macbeth Push/Pull Theater Company at Redrum (Ages 13 and up) July 10 - 8 p.m.; July 11 - 4 p.m.; July 15 10:30 p.m.; July 17 - 7 p.m.; July 18 9:30 p.m. No Gentlemen of Verona The Rude Mechanicals at Warehouse July 11 - 8:30 p.m.; July 14 - 10 p.m.; July 16 - 10:30 p.m.; July 17 - 7:30 p.m.; July 22 - 6 p.m.; July 24 - 8:30 p.m.

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here can killer robots, remnants of the 1968 riots, a magician and tales of love, family and valor be found? At the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival, of course. The festival, running July 8 through July 25, will celebrate its fifth year with 137 different shows to entertain the city. Capital Fringe festival largely showcases lesserknown artists and avant-garde work to the public, often new works, highlighting some of the local D.C. talent. The theatrical styles run the gamut, from comedies and dramas to musicals to solo performance. There are even a few puppet shows in the mix. However, the festival will also include some established classics, such as “A Walk in the Woods,” a play by Lee Blessing, which has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and an Oliver Award. “H.M.S. Pinafore” by Gilbert & Sullivan will be returning to the Fringe Festival for its fourth summer in a row.

A Magical Way of Thinking: Magician David Morey At The Point July 11 - 1:15 p.m.; July 15 - 9 p.m.; July 20 6:30 p.m.; July 24 - 12 p.m.

Performances will be held in venues around Penn Quarter and Mount Vernon Square, such as an old cigar shop abandoned, since the ’60s, a historic church, a converted restaurant, and a German cultural institute.

For more events check out: www.capfringe.org

Tickets are $15 per show or passes can be purchased for a range of prices from $40 for four shows, a $300 all-inclusive pass.

The McLean Drama Company presents “Florida Days” at The Apothecary at 1013 Seventh St. The play runs on select dates through July 22. Tickets are $15 each.

In Review By Jenna DeWitt

theater group the company showed potential, and will be a group to look forward to in future festivals.

Florida Days

I would give “Florida Days” three out of five Fringes.

As part of the Fringe Festival this month, Rachael Bail’s “Florida Days” premiered at The Apothecary on July 10.

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By Nicole Zimbelman

The play, performed by the McLean Drama Company, follows the journey of Betty, a Southern girl living in Brooklyn, New York. Betty, played by Elise Edwards, transforms from fiery young journalist to a wife and mother while her world crashes down around her. The audience seems transfixed by the depth of Edward’s talent. Her character’s chemistry with Thomas Linn’s character, Vincent, is equally apparent. The onstage couple carries the production with a truly convincing portrayal of two lovers facing life’s hardships while seeking the deeper meaning of it all. The physical appearance of the production could be described as minimalist, with few costumes, about 10 props in all, and projected images on a back wall instead of sets. Yet nothing is lacking. The comparatively few materials only aid the intensity of the emotions portrayed. Even the audience’s seating seems to transform from a few church pews, since the first scene is a wedding, to benches in a blue-lit coffeehouse, when the action quickly transitions to New York City. The setting then remains in New York for most of the play, despite the title. The Apothecary, a tiny dance studio with exposed brick and unpainted wood, conveyed the sense of watching this family in their city home, living off of Vincent’s salary as an opera conductor. Though the quality of acting from much of the supporting cast leaves much to be desired, Edwards and Linn give performances of which they should be proud. For a small community

No Gentlemen of Verona Elizabethan English flows aplenty with this renovated Shakespeare play. “No Gentlemen of Verona,” Joshua Engel’s take on “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” takes place in the 1940s. The time period works surprisingly well for the play, though the explanation of that specific adaptation is a bit hard to follow. According to the program, it was successful in Engel’s past experiment with “Much Ado About Nothing” and was thus chosen for the time period for this venture as well. Mobsters, Navy sailors and bright red lipstick make the setting work, however, and make the show more relatable to a modern American audience. The Rude Mechanicals were as quick and witty as The Bard himself could have expected. The cast’s past experience with Shakespearean dialogue shows in their skillful delivery. It is obvious that the members of this all-female troupe not only know their lines, but they fully understand their meaning. In fact, it is as if they naturally speak Elizabethan English in their daily lives. The few trips over the complex lines were quickly remedied and never skipped a beat. Overall, “No Gentlemen of Verona” is a comic delight for Shakespeare lovers that enjoy a new spin on an old favorite. I would give “No Gentlemen of Verona” four out of five Fringes.


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Gods & Conservation: Paul Jett at the Freer/Sackler By John Blee

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Paul Jett photo by Tom Wolff

alking down the long staircase and into the galleries of the Sackler, a large stucco Gandharan head of a Bodhisattva from Afghanistan sits on a pedestal above eye level. Sensuous and spiritual at once, its lips are full and it is crowned and has flowing hair. The spiritual dimension is evoked with the semi-closed eyes and the tension of the eyebrows, seemingly meditative. It is many times larger than human scale and must have stood on top of a very large body. When Paul Jett, head of the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research of the Freer/Sackler, first saw the piece, it was covered with detritus of almost 2,000 years. Jett related to me, “Pieces you spend a long time working on you get more attached to. I feel very attached to the Bodhisattva. No one would display it because of the way it looked. I thought this piece had potential, so I spent eight months working on it, often through a microscope, as stucco is very delicate. Everyone liked it so much that now it is on permanent exhibition.” Adjacent to the Bodhisattva is an exhibition of Khmer art curated by Paul Jett and Louise Court, the highly regarded curator of ceramics at the Galleries. The exhibition will later go to the Getty in Los Angeles. The Khmer bronzes displayed are extraordinary in their energy and refinement. They have a certain formal reserve

that is very apparent in Khmer stone sculpture, but due to the scale of the pieces they are more intimate. Paul Jett played a major role in this exhibition, mentoring the conservation staff at the Phnom Penh museum in Cambodia where these works are from. As we walked through the exhibition, Paul Jett recalled his early career: “I grew up in New Mexico, where I pursued interests in photography, painting, and sculpture. I got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Mexico. I worked at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts doing a post-graduate fellowship and came to D.C. and got the job at the Freer/Sackler. I studied bronze casting at Glen Echo. When I started working at the Freer/ Sackler, I realized that I had prepared for it by studying Mandarin, as well as Chinese philosophy and history.”   Working with Asian bronzes has involved Jett in precarious, technical studies with gold and silver. Asian bronzes often have silver as inlay or are coated in gold. The philosophy of conservation today, according to Jett, is “Do no harm to the object, make repairs unobtrusive, though not exactly invisible. And importantly, all repairs have to be able to be undone.” In looking at art in museums he says, “I do notice how it’s been restored, it’s hard to turn that part of me off.” He says of his work on pieces, “It will last for hundreds of years. We make decisions sometimes on our own or will consult with curators or directors depending on the piece.” The work with the Phnom Penh Museum started in 2005, setting up the conservation lab. Most of the training took place in Phnom Penh. Jett says, “There was a blank slate for most of the students.” He says that this was an advantage, as he did not have to deprogram anyone. Jett became close to his colleagues and students

Naga-protected Buddha with Avalokiteshvara and Prajnaparamita Cambodia, Angkor period, late 12th-/early 13th-century Bronze with mercury gilding Image Credit: National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh who did most of the work on the pieces in the exhibition. “They are doing fine on their own,” he says. One thing he did as a demonstration was to fill in a bit of the Nandi, a large 12th- to 13thcentury bronze. It is discernibly not an Indian Nandi, yet having a similar languor. Many of the figures of the gods in the show are based on Indian prototypes, but have evolved into their own distinct Khmer-ness. The Ganesh has none of the earthiness found in his Indian prototype, even though it has a similar physique. Being with Paul Jett at the Gods of Angkor show made me look harder at how the pieces were put together originally and through restoration. We stopped to admire an incredible bronze crowned Buddha from the 12th century. Holding up its arms in abhaya mudra it blesses this beautiful show.

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hen Washington chef Ris Lacoste navigates her hatchback Saab into a tight corner space at one of a half dozen farmers’ markets in D.C. and Northern Virginia, there’s scarcely enough time for her to hop out before being met with a bear hug from a smiling, bronze-skinned farmer materializing by her door. Talk about a warm welcome. “I still go to the market, I love going to the market. It’s church to me,” Ris says. And you can’t help but notice, as she holds to her nose a ripe peach or fistful of basil, a kind of intense ecclesiastical joy, struggling to be both reverent and unloosed at once. Having purchased top-quality produce direct from farmers for 20 years — ingredients that have, in part, accelerated her reputation and assisted her meteoric rise to executive chef of 1789 and, most recently, the much-lauded RIS — you could say that in her church, in her congregation, she’s a defender of the faith, a crusader for knowing who grew the food on her plate.

Rose Park Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m. O and 26th Streets Through Oct. 27

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tarted by the Friends of Rose Park in 2003 under a partnership with D.C. parks and recreation, this is the original Georgetown market, run by volunteers and conveniently located for locals and downtown visitors alike. We took a moment to chat with Anchor Jim and Alice Breger Nursery’s Jim Breger and his wife Alice, based in Galena, MD. While at the Anchor Nursthe nursery specializes in growing ery, Dupont Farmers’ herbs (basil is a perennial favorite Market among customers), the Bregers also stock a variety of exotic veggies, including a flying saucer-shaped squash and the oriental heirloom eggplant, roundish and hued whitish-purple. Fans of spicy will feel right at home next to Anchor’s barrel of hot peppers — jalapenos, poblanos and super chilis among them.

FreshFarm Market, by the White House Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. 810 Vermont Ave. Through Nov. 18

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art of an 11-market network governing the Chesapeake Bay region, FreshFarm’s White House location serves as an easy midpoint between Georgetown and the city center, its proximity to the executive mansion even earning a nod from the first family (Michelle Obama stood alongside Mayor Fenty during the market’s Firefly Farms’ Gloria opening ceremony this spring). Garrett Ris and I stopped by Jim Huyett’s Sunnyside Farm, based in West Virginia, for a crate of delicious peaches, perfectly ripe for the season. Across the aisle, Firefly Farms’ Gloria Garrett sliced off a few samples of their “Merry Goat Round,” a mild, creamy goat cheese that took silver at the prestigious World Cheese awards.

And in a city hemmed in on all sides by farmland, that congregation is growing fast. New farmers’ markets are springing up almost every year in the District, and like any fad, enduring or not, it is bound to come equipped with buzzwords. So too within the farmers’ market niche, in which you’ll often hear “organic” tacked onto pesticide-free crops, or the “quality over quantity” concept anointing produce with a kind of life force, a value all its own beyond the bulk rate doled out by grocery clerks. Above all, you’ll hear the word “community,” a vast concept with particular resonance in the world of food, encompassing everything from breaking bread with one another to the symbiotic bond between farmers and those they feed, the cyclical relationship that underpins such a gathering of neighbors and friends. With Ris as my guide, I visited five of Washington’s markets, on the lookout for the best produce, but mostly with an eye for the men and women who grow it and bring it to our fingertips. Come meet the region’s farmers — and what they have to offer.

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Girl Scout CEO Camp Salsa By Ris Lacoste 4 medium tomatoes (about 1 1/4-inch, diced) 1 small onion, diced (1/4-inch, 1/2 cup diced) 1 small poblano chili, finely diced (3 tablespoons, finely diced) 1 jalapeno chili, minced (2 tablespoons, minced) 1 large clove garlic, minced (1 tablespoon, minced) 3 scallions, diced (1/2 cup, diced) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Juice of 1/2 lime (1/2 ounce, 1 tablespoon) 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon sugar Makes about 3 cups Cut the 4 tomatoes in half horizontally. Squeeze out the seeds into a bowl. Discard the seeds. Puree 4 of the tomato halves in a blender. Cut the remaining 4 halves into 1/4-inch dice. Place tomato puree and diced tomatoes in a bowl and add all of the remaining ingredients. Mix well with a spoon and taste for seasoning. Adjust with more salt, pepper, sugar or lime juice to balance the flavors to taste. Adjustments will be necessary depending on the ripeness and acidity of the tomatoes. Make your own version of salsa by adding other ingredients such as tomatillos, corn, cucumber, other summer vegetables, or even pineapple, mango, and fresh or roasted chilis of any kind. The options are endless. Serve with tortilla chips.

Peaches and Honey Bread Pudding (serves 12) By Terri Horn 1 loaf brioche or challah, crusted and cubed 6 peaches, peeled and sliced and tossed with a bit of honey and a dash of lemon juice 8 ounces white chocolate, cut into chunks Custard: 1 quart heavy cream 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 9 eggs, whisked just to mix 6 ounces sugar Whisk together eggs and sugar Heat cream with vanilla bean just to a boil. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Temper the hot cream into the egg mixture. Strain. Fill buttered 6-8 ounce molds half full with brioche cubes. Stud with peach slices. Cover with more brioche cubes. Stud with 3 or 4 white chocolate chunks. Pour warm custard over and let sit for 30 minutes, adding more as it sits to keep mold full. Bake in water bath at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the mold. Serve warm with crème anglaise, raspberry sauce and/or lightly sweetened whipped cream. For more recipes, visit us online at www.georgetowner.com. White House market photos by Jeff Malet All other photos by Laura Padgett


Glover Park and Burleith Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wisconsin Avenue and 34th Street (Hardy Middle School parking lot) Through Oct. 30

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t’s worth the trip up Wisconsin to this Georgetown newcomer, just two years old but already ahead of the pack in its community outreach efforts, not to mention its role as a hub for Georgetown, Glover Park and Burleith neighbors out for a Saturday stroll with family, friends or the pooch. Executive Director Lauren Biel and team, who manage the market through a non-profit known as D.C. Greens, have worked overtime to make the market an engaging community center, bringing in bluegrass musicians, jugglers and even a road bike Jason Edwards of technician. The organization is also pitching Blue Ridge Botania program to build gardens at public schools cals, Glover Parkacross the District this fall, and staunchly supports the D.C. Farm to School Network, an ini- Burleith Market tiative tapping local — and higher quality — food sources for the District’s public schools. Biel says such an environment will help draw residents away from the impersonal environment of behemoth supermarkets. By moving away from farmers’ markets, she explains, “you lose the agora, you lose that community meeting ground, so to have this come back … we know that we need these places, that it’s the right way to live life, a fuller, more mutual experience.” Making the rounds, we were impressed by the selection, ranging from Jason Edwards’ stunning hydrangeas to authentic Parisian croissants, courtesy of Bonaparte Breads’ Claudio Schmidt. Whitmore Farm’s Will Morrow showed us four different color varieties of beet and offered up a few of his game rabbits, raised on site in Maryland and now making a popular resurgence. At Montross, VA’s Westmoreland Produce, Arnulfo Medina’s nonpareil selection of cherry and heirloom tomatoes — including the strange, robust Cherokee purple variety — caught our eye, along with his melons (honeydew and yellow) and grab-bags of chili peppers. Finally, at Suzanne Smallwood’s Veggie Emporium, we stumbled across something even Ris had never seen before: a lemon cucumber — a yellow, tart variety of the classic salad topper with a loyal following.

1/2 head romaine, cut into roughly 1-inch squares 6 radishes, sliced 48 cherry tomatoes, cut in half, any or mixed colors 1 small red onion, cut into julienne 1 loaf raisin walnut bread, cut into half-inch cubes for croutons 9 ounces blue goat cheese, cut into half-inch cubes

For the dressing: Makes 5 cups, much more than you need 2 shallots, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced Zest and juice of two oranges 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup Kalamata olive brine 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup walnut oil 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup peanut oil Salt Freshly cracked black pepper For the port glaze: 16 ounces port 8 ounces balsamic vinegar To make the glaze, combine the port and balsamic vinegar in a heavy based non-reactive pan and reduce to a thick syrup. The 3 cups of liquid should reduce to about 4 ounces. Let cool and keep covered in the refrigerator for as long as a month. To make the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients except the oils in a bowl. Slowly whisk in the oils one at a time, starting with the walnut oil, followed by the olive oil and then the peanut oil. Vinegars and oils vary in strength and flavor. Each dressing is different. You may therefore not need to add all of the oil in this recipe. Be sure to taste the vinaigrette before adding the last of the oil to test for the desired level of acidity. Taste for seasoning and adjust. The vinaigrette can be made and kept covered in the refrigerator for up to a month. However, it is best served at room temperature. Toss 1 1/2 cups of the raisin walnut croutons in olive oil and toast in a 350 degree oven until golden.

Blue Goat Cheese Panzanella Salad 3 stalks celery, sliced 1/2 head radicchio, cut into roughly 1-inch squares 2 cups baby spinach, cleaned and dried

Arlington Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Courthouse Road and 14th Street, Arlington (Courthouse parking lot)

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rlington is great for the 20or 30-something on the go. Located within sight of the Court House Metro stop (and surrounded by ample parking), this well attended gem stacks up to any market found in the District. We first paid a visit to Jesus Ochoba of Laurel Grove Farm near Reston, VA, which offered an assortment of Chef Ris with Ellen, greens, yellow squash, white and Potomac Vegetable Farms, purple eggplant, red radishes and Arlington Farmers’ Market potatoes. The next tent over was Ellen Polishuk with Potomac Vegetable Farm, Ris’ favorite for shallots and herbs. Afterward, we stopped by to visit an old hand at Arlington’s market. Westmoreland Berry Farm, founded by Chuck Geyer and a charter member of the market for nearly three decades, was selling plump tins of blueberries by the pallet and walnut-sized blackberries, true to form. Delicious. Mixed Berry Upside-down Cake By Chris Kujala Makes 1 – 8 inch cake 1 1/2 - 2 cups mixed berries For the topping: 8 ounces unsalted butter

To make the salad, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, including the croutons but not the cheese. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Dress to your liking with the olive vinaigrette and divide the mix into 6 bowls. Stud each salad with about 1 1/2 ounces of the blue goat cheese and drizzle with the port glaze.

Dupont Circle Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. January-March) 1500 block, 20th Street Year-round

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arning nods from the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, the Dupont farmers’ market, also part of the FreshFarm network, is likely the closest thing to a flagship within the Northwest quadrant. Two hallway-like rows of shouting vendors line the street of this already lively neighborhood, letting visitors experience something reminiscent of Old World bazaars. It’s a hoot. Our first stop was the Pennsylvania-based Toigo Orchards, helmed by none other than Mark Toigo, a gregarious descendant of Italian grappa makers with an encyclopedic command of the science behind his crop. If you can tear yourself away from this raconteur’s captivating stories, don’t forget to check out his produce — particularly unique are his jars of fresh honey (harvested on site) and a Jamaican green called callaloo, stewed with okra and Caribbean spices. Heinz Thomet, recommended highly by Ris for his figs, had set up shop next door. Across the path, Zach Lester of Fredericksburg’s Tree and Leaf Farm

Tom at the Blue Ridge Dairy stall at the Dupont Farmers’ Market

showed us his beautiful, tear drop-shaped Magda squash and heirloom carrots, which, interestingly, are more flavorful in winter. Tom from Leesburg’s Blue Ridge Dairy showed off his collection of artisanal cheeses and yogurt, including aged smoked mozzarella, mascarpone, Greek yogurt, Honey YoFresh (made with whole milk) and several other delights. Ris and I made a final stop at Eli Cook’s Spring Valley Farm, located in Shepherdstown, WV. Not to be missed are his wall of corn, a mound of pristine stalks barely a day old, juicy peaches and lush bunches of opal basil, slightly less flavorful than the traditional variety but lit up by a stunning purple color. Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Creamed Corn

8 ounces light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For the cake batter: 1 cup semolina flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 egg whites 1 cup whole milk 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract Zest and juice of 1 lemon 8 ounces unsalted butter, melted Set the oven to 325 degrees. Spray or grease one 8-inch cake pan and line with parchment paper. Melt the 8 ounces of butter in a heavy based sauce pot. Add the sugar and vanilla and stir until dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Pour into the prepared cake pan and chill until firm. To make the cake batter, whisk together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the egg whites, milk, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Whisk the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Whisk in the melted butter. Add a single layer of mixed berries to cover the bottom of the pan set with the chilled brown sugar-butter mixture. Pour the cake batter over the fruit and tap the pan on the counter a few times to eliminate any air bubbles. Bake in a 325-degree oven about 20 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream of your choice.

6 crab cakes For jalapeño creamed corn: 4 ears sweet corn 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 freshly diced grilled or roasted jalapeño pepper Sugar, if needed Salt and freshly ground white pepper Unsalted butter For the garnish: Scallions, cut into fine julienne Basil sprigs 1. Cut kernels off ears of corn (should yield about 2 cups of corn) and place kernels in a saucepan. Barely cover with heavy cream. Add jalapeño pepper and a pinch of sugar, if needed. Cook until cream reduces slightly. Finish with salt, white pepper and a little butter. Feel free to lighten this recipe with milk and/ or light cream. Or use corn milk made by covering the shucked ears of corn with milk, bringing to a boil and simmering gently until the corn milk is released from the ears, about 20 minutes 4. In a sauté pan, heat the oil or clarified butter. Sauté the crab cakes until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. 5. To serve, ladle 3 oz. of corn cream on to 8 plates. Place 1 crab cake on each plate and garnish with scallions and basil. At RIS we garnish with pickled watermelon rinds as well.

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A Trip to the ‘Hawaiian’ Beach at Twilight Polo By Caitlin White

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on’t have plans for Saturday night? You do now. Green Meadow’s Twilight Polo events are “the place to be on a Saturday night,” says Margaret McCann, Great Meadow’s promotional manager. There is nothing better than watching horse and rider race up and down the field battling to get the ball into the goal, even if you don’t have any clue about horses. “It’s exciting, fast action,” McCann says. “It’s even good for a novice.” Yet at Twilight Polo, fans get more than just two exciting sports matches, because at Great

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Meadow there are theme nights, a mascot for kids and the option to tailgate. Twilight Polo offers something for everyone and is family friendly. This Saturday’s theme is Hawaiian beach party, which is a popular theme since it ties in well with tailgating, McCann says. Great Meadow uses the theme nights as a way to get everyone involved. Fans dress up, and Twilight Polo even offers games based on the theme. “The gays love Flamenco night, as it gives them a chance to get all dressed up,” McCann says. Different polo teams come to compete and “a lot of them are huge polo families around here.” Last week, Twilight Polo hosted a large crowd of 1,800 people from nearby counties in Virginia and from the city. “It’s an exciting way to socialize where you’re not stuck in a crowded bar or restaurant,” McCann says. Especially since the night also offers dancing under the pavilion after the two matches. It’s also the only place in the area with a DJ. “I left at 12:30 a.m. and people were still dancing,” says McCann. Kids are even welcome on the dance floor, particularly because Polo Bear, Twilight Polo’s mascot,

may be dancing the night away. Polo Bear also hands out candy during the night and plays games, such as tugof-war and potato sack races, between the matches. Fans are welcome to bring in their own food, wine and alcohol, and also have the option to purchase barbecue from Boss Hawg BBQ or wine from Boxwood Vineyards. Twilight Polo offers two matches each Saturday at Great Meadow Foundation, located at 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the first match starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per carload or $10 per individual ticket. The 2010 season’s last night is Sept. 18 and there is no event Sept. 11. Great Meadow was founded in the 1980s by the Arundel family, who purchased the land so it would not be developed, according to McCann. It’s the only arena polo facility in the area and serves multiple uses. The area is now home to the Virginia Gold Cup event, rocketry and other community events. Their Fourth of July celebration hosted over 40,000 people this year.

Polo players meet and greet at the polo match.

Fans watching July 10 polo match at Great Meadow.

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coming up in country: July 16 Doc Saffer Summer Series Outdoor Movie Come to the third annual outdoor movie night, showing “G-Force” on the ball field. Begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 Washington St. If inclement weather arises, the movie will be shown in the main building of the community center. For more information, contact 540-687-6373.

5 p.m. on Aug. 7. The event costs $10/person. For more information, go to www.willowcroftwine.com.

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July 17-18 Daylily & Wine Festival Head to Andre Vinette Farm & Nursery in Fisherville, VA, for a two-day festival that offers food, beer and wine from over 80 vendors. The festival also includes live entertainment and children’s tents. For more information and an event schedule go to www.daylilyandwinefestival.com. July 24 Fourth Annual Summer Crab Boil Come for an all-you-can-eat crab boil dinner at the Chateau O’Brien in Northpoint on July 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner is $75/person. Live entertainment will be provided. Must be 21 years of age and reservations are required. For more information go to www.chateauobrien.com.

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Sept. 19 National Sporting Library & Fine Art Museum Benefit Polo Event Save the date for a polo match, luncheon and silent auction to benefit the National Sporting Library & Fine Art Museum in Upperville, VA. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Virginia International Polo Club and will feature prominent players from Argentina, Chile and the U.S. Tickets and tailgate spaces are available starting at $100. Contact Kate Robbins at 540-687-5053 or polomagic@earthlink.net for more information.

Aug. 7 Taste of Spain Willowcroft Vineyards in Leesburg, VA, will serve six Spanish wines from well known SpanGeorgetowner.07.08.10BroadReach:Layout 1 ish regions with tapas and sangria from noon to

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Your Dining Guide to Washington DC’s Finest

1789 RESTAURANT 1226 36th St, NW With the ambiance of an elegant country inn, 1789 features classically based American cuisine – the finest regional game, fish and produce available. Open seven nights a week. Jackets required. Complimentary valet parking. www.1789restaurant.com

BANGKOK JOE’S

Bistro Francais

3251Prospect St, NW

3000 K St NW

3124-28 M St NW

Come and enjoy contemporary Thai cuisine & Sushi bar deliciously prepared at Bangkok Bistro. The restaurant’s decor matches its peppery cuisine, vibrant in both color and flavor. Enthusiasts say we offer professional, prompt and friendly service. Experience outdoor sidewalk dining in the heart of Georgetown.

(One block from Georgetown Lowe’s theatres)

A friendly French Bistro in the heart of historic Georgetown since 1975. Executive chef and owner Gerard Cabrol came to Washington, D.C. 32 years ago, bringing with him home recipes from southwestern France. Our specialties include our famous Poulet Bistro (tarragon rotisserie chicken); Minute steak Maitre d’Hotel (steak and pomme frit¬es); Steak Tartare, freshly pre¬pared seafood, veal, lamb and duck dishes; and the best Eggs Benedict in town. In addition to varying daily specials, www.bistrofrancaisdc.com

BANGKOK BISTRO

Open for lunch and dinner. Sun.-Thurs.11:30am - 10:30pm Fri.-Sat. 11:30am - 11:30pm

Georgetown introduces Washington’s first “Dumpling Bar” featuring more than 12 varieties. Come and enjoy the new exotic Thai cuisine inspired by French cooking techniques. Bangkok Joe’s is upscale, colorful and refined. Absolutely the perfect place for lunch or dinner or just a private gathering. www.bangkokjoes.com

www.bangkokbistrodc.com (202) 965-1789

CAFE BONAPARTE 1522 Wisconsin Ave Captivating customers since 2003 Café Bonaparte has been dubbed the “quintessential” European café featuring award winning crepes & arguably the “best” coffee in D.C! Located in sophisticated Georgetown, our café brings a touch of Paris “je ne sais quoi” to the neighborhood making it an ideal romantic destination. Other can’t miss attributes are; the famous weekend brunch every Sat and Sun until 3pm, our late night weekend hours serving sweet & savory crepes until 1 am Fri-Sat evenings & the alluring sounds of the Syssi & Marc jazz duo every other Wed. at 7:30. We look forward to calling you a “regular” soon!

www.cafebonaparte.com (202) 333-8830

CITRONELLE (The Latham Hotel) 3000 M St, NW Internationally renowned chef and restaurateur Michel Richard creates magic with fresh and innovative American-French Cuisine, an exceptional wine list and stylish ambiance.

(202) 337-2424

Café La Ruche 1039 31st Street, NW Take a stroll down memory lane. Serving Georgetown for more than 35 years - Since 1974 Chef Jean-Claude Cauderlier A bit of Paris on the Potomac. Great Selection of Fine Wines Fresh Meat, Seafood & Poultry Chicken Cordon-Bleu *Duck Salmon, & Steaks

Voted Best Dessert-Pastry in town, The Washingtonian Magazine FULL BAR Open Daily from 11:30 a.m. Open Late ‘til 1 am on Friday & Saturday night “Outdoor Dining Available” www.cafelaruche.com (202) 965-2684

CLYDE’S OF GEORGETOWN 3236 M St, NW This animated tavern, in the heart of Georgetown, popularized saloon food and practically invented Sunday brunch.

Open for Dinner.

Clyde’s is the People’s Choice for bacon cheeseburgers, steaks, fresh seafood, grilled chicken salads, fresh pastas and desserts.

Valet parking.

www.clydes.com

www.citronelledc.com

(202) 625-2150

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(202) 333-9180

(202) 333-4422

CAFE MILANO 3251 Prospect St. NW

(202) 338-3830

CHADWICKS

3205 K St, NW (est.1967)

Cafe Milano specializes in setting up your private party in our exclusive dining rooms. Our detail-oriented staff also will cater your corporate meetings & special events at your office, home or other locations. Check out our website for booking information or call 202-965-8990, ext. 135. Cafe Milano is high on the restaurant critics’ charts with excellent Italian cuisine & attention to service. Fresh pastas, steaks, fish dishes, & authentic Italian specialties. Lunch & dinner. Late night dining & bar service.

A Georgetown tradition for over 40 years, this friendly neighborhood restaurant/saloon features fresh seafood, burgers, award-winning ribs, & specialty salads & sandwiches. Casual dining & a lively bar. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Late night dining (until midnight Sun.Thu., 1A.M. Fri-Sat) Champagne brunch served Sat. & Sun. until 4P.M. Open Mon-Thu 11:30A.M.-2A.M. Fri-Sat 11:30A.M.-3A.M.Sun 11A.M.-2A.M.Kids’ Menu Available. Located ½ block from the Georgetown movie theatres, overlooking the new Georgetown Waterfront Park

www.CafeMilano.net

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(202) 333-6183

DAILY GRILL

1310 Wisconsin Ave., NW Reminiscent of the classic American Grills, Daily Grill is best known for its large portions of fresh seasonal fare including Steaks & Chops, Cobb Salad, Meatloaf and Warm Berry Cobbler. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Visit our other locations at 18th & M Sts NW and Tysons Corner. www.dailygrill.com

(202) 337-4900

(202) 333.2565

FILOMENA RISTORANTE 1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW One of Washington’s most celebrated restaurants, Filomena is a Georgetown landmark that has endured the test of time for almost a quarter of a century. Our oldworld cooking styles & recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants, alongside the culinary cutting edge creations of Italy’s foods of today, executed by our award winning Italian Chef. Try our spectacular Lunch buffet on Fri. & Saturdays or our Sunday Brunch, Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. www.filomena.com (202) 338-8800

BISTROT LEPIC & WINE BAR 1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW Come and see for yourself why Bistrot Lepic, with its classical, regional and contemporary cuisine, has been voted best bistro in D.C. by the Zagat Guide. And now with its Wine bar, you can enjoy “appeteasers”, full bar service, complimentary wine tasting every Tuesday and a new Private Room. The regular menu is always available. Open everyday. Lunch & dinner. Reservations suggested. www.bistrotlepic.com (202) 333-0111

CIRCLE BISTRO One Washington Circle, NW Washington, DC 22037 Circle Bistro presents artful favorites that reflect our adventurous and sophisticated kitchen. Featuring Happy Hour weekdays from 5pm-7pm, live music every Saturday from 8pm-12midnight, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm. Open dailyfor breakfast, lunch and dinner. www.circlebistro.com

(202) 293-5390

FAHRENHEIT Georgetown 3100 South St, NW Restaurant & Degrees Bar & Lounge The Ritz-Carlton, As featured on the cover of December 2007’s Washingtonian magazine, Degrees Bar and Lounge is Georgetown’s hidden hot spot. Warm up by the wood burning fireplace with our signature “Fahrenheit 5” cocktail, ignite your business lunch with a $25.00 four-course express lunch, or make your special occasion memorable with an epicurean delight with the fire inspired American regional cuisine. www.fahrenheitdc.com (202) 912-4110


Celebrating over 31 years of keeping bellies full with good food and thirsts quenched with tasty beverages. · Fantastic Happy Hour · Free WiFi Internet · Buck Hunter · Trivia Night Tuesdays Including: Terrace Dining Upstairs www.garrettsdc.com (202) 333-1033

Panache Restaurant 1725 DeSales St NW Tapas – Specialty Drinks Martini’s Citrus - Cosmopolitan - Sour Apple - Blue Berry Summer Patio – Open Now! Coming Soon. “New” Tyson’s Corner Location Open NOW! Dining Room Monday - Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Bar Hours Mon.-Thursday: 11:30am-11:00pm Friday: 11:30am- 2:00am Saturday: 5:00pm- 2:00am (202) 293-7760

SMITH POINT 1338 Wisconsin Ave., NW (corner of Wisconsin & O St.) Smith Point has quickly become a favorite of Georgetowners. The Washington Post Magazine calls Smith Point “an underground success” with “unusually good cooking at fair prices.” Chef Francis Kane’s Nantucket style fare changes weekly, featuring fresh combinations of seafood, meats, and farmers market produce. Open for dinner Thurs- Sat from 6:30 pm-11pm. www.smithpointdc.com (202) 333-9003

2813 M St. Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

M | STREET BAR & GRILL & the 21 M Lounge 2033 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-3305

Nick’s Riverside Grille 3050 K St. NW Washington, DC 20007

Whether it’s a romantic dinner or a business lunch, enjoy wonderM Street Bar & Grill, in the St. GregNick’s Riverside Grille is a famful Boudin Blanc, Fresh Dover ily-owned waterfront restaurant ory Hotel has a new Brunch menu serving great American fare, fine Sole Meunière, Cassoulet or Pike by Chef Christopher Williams Feasteaks, authentic pasta dishes and Quenelles by the fireplace in this turing Live Jazz, Champagne, Mithe freshest seafood! Our Georgeunique “Country Inn”. Chef Patmosas and Bellini’s. For Entertaintown waterfront dining room has rick Orange serves his Award ing, small groups of 12 to 25 people spectacular views of the Potomac Winning Cuisine in a rustic atmowishing a dining room experience River, Kennedy Center, Washingsphere, where locals and celebrities we are featuring Prix Fixe Menus: ton Monument, Roosevelt Island, alike gather. La Chaumiere also of$27.00 Lunch and $34.00 Dinner. the AKey Bridge, the surrounding SEAFOOD WITH VIEW fers 2 private dining rooms with aDELICIOUS Washington, DC area, plus our spaLunch and dinner specials daily. cious outdoor terrace is a great dinprix-fixe menu and an affordable ing spot to take in all the waterfront wine list. www.mstreetbarandgrill.com scenery! Washingtonian’s Best 100 restaurant 28 years in a row. www.lachaumieredc.com www.nicksriversidegrille.com (202) 530-3621 (202) 342-3535 (202) 338-1784

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Peacock Cafe 3251 Prospect St. NW

1054 31st St, NW

Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is a tradition in Georgetown life.

Lovers of history and seafood can always find something to tempt the palette at the Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar. Sea Catch offers fresh seafood “simply prepared” in a relaxed atmosphere. Overlooking the historic C&O Canal, we offer seasonal fireside and outdoor dining. Private party space available for 15 - 300 Complimentary parking Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm Closed on Sunday Happy Hour Specials at the Bar Monday - Friday 5:00pm -7:00pm www.seacatchrestaurant.com

The tremendous popularity of The Peacock Happy Day Brunch in Washington DC is legendary. The breakfast and brunch selections offer wonderful variety and there is a new selection of fresh, spectacular desserts everyday. The Peacock Café in Georgetown, DC - a fabulous menu for the entire family. Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00am Sunday: 9:00am - 10:30pm (202) 625-2740

(202) 337-8855

SETTE OSTERIA 1666 Conn. Ave at R St. NW (Dupont Circle) Edgy. Witty. Casual. THE patio near Dupont Circle for peoplewatching. Pizza masters bake delicious Neapolitan thincrust pizzas in a wood-fire oven. Menu favorites include pastas, salads, lasagnas, Italian specialty meats and cheeses, and lowcarb choices. Daily specials, Lunch & dinner. Late night dining & bar service. www.SetteOsteria.com

(202)483-3070

Tony and Joe’s TOWN HALL Seafood Place 2218 Wisconsin Ave NW Dive into Tony3000 andKJoe’s Seafood Place this summer St, NW If you’re in the mood for fresh delica- Town Hall is a neighborhood favorite Ranked one of the most popular and enjoy the best seafood dining has of to Glover Park, offering cies from the sea, dive into Tony Georgetown and in the heart seafood restaurants in , DC, “this Joe’s Seafood Place at the George- a classic neighborhood restaurant and cosmopolitan”send-up of a vinoffer. Make your reservation and mention this town Waterfront. While today enjoying bar with contemporary charm. Whethtage supper club that’s styled after tempting dishes such as Maryland er its your 1st, 2nd or 99th time in the a ‘40’s-era ocean liner is appointed be entered to lobster win a FREE Brunch forwe’re Two!committed to serving you fresh and shrimp door, with cherry wood and red leatherad tocrabcakes, THE OCEANAIRE 1201 F St, NW

scampi you have spectacular views of a great meal and making you feel at booths, infused with a “clubby, old the Potomac River, Kennedy Center, home each and every time. Come try money” atmosphere. The menu Washington Monument, Roosevelt one of our seasonal offerings and find showcases “intelligently” prepared 202-944-4545 | www.tonyandjoes.com Island, and the Key Bridge. Visit us out for yourself what the Washingfish dishes that “recall an earlier onHarbour Sundays for our award winning Post dubbed DC the “Talk of Glover time of elegant” dining. What’s Washington | 3000 K Street NW | ton Washington, brunch buffet. Come for the view, Park”Make a reservation online today more, “nothing” is snobbish here. stay for the food! at www.townhalldc.com Sunday thruand Thursday: -10PM@tonyandjoes Lunch: Mon-Fri- 11:30am -5:00pm Tony Joe’s 11AM | Friday & Saturday: 11AM - Midnight Serving Dinner Daily5PM-10:30pm Dinner: Mon-Thur 5-10pm. Fri & Beverage Service until 1:30AM Brunch Sat & Sun 11:30AM-5PM Sat 5-11pm. Sun-5-9pm. every night Free Parking available www.theoceanaire.com VISITwww.tonyandjoes.com OUR FAMILY OF DC RESTAURANTS (202) 333-5640 (202) 347-2277 (202) 944-4545

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Sequoia 3000 K St NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20007 Eclectic American cuisine, Coupled with enchanting views of the Potomac River make Sequoia a one of a kind dining experience. Offering a dynamic atmosphere featuring a mesquite wood fire grill, sensational drinks, and renowned River Bar. No matter the occasion, Sequoia will provide an unforgettable dining experience. www.arkrestaurants.com /sequoia_dc.html (202) 944-4200

Zed’s 1201 28TH St, N.W. ETHIOPIAN IN GEORGETOWN Award Winning Seafood | Poultry | Beef Vegetarian Dishes also available 100 Very Best Restaurants Award 100 Very Best Bargains Award Also, visit Zed’s “New” Gainesville, Virginia location (571) 261-5993 At the Corner of M & 28th Streets 1201 28th Street, N.W. Email: zeds@zeds.net (202) 333-4710

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Purely Puro:

Georgetown Café Opens Patio Photo by Jordan Wright

By Jordan Wright

NoW Open Pistachio Lamb Kebab Wrap $8 Chicken Pide$8 Turkish Coban Salad$7 Salads, wraps, flatbread, and Meze

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n June 24, bracing spirits and sublime hors d’oeuvres enlivened a steamy night at Georgetown’s Puro Café. Stunning Euro stylistas in tiny shorts teetered on four-inch heels while mixing with chic Georgetowners for the opening of the new all-white trellised patio. It was easy to keep our cool under a draped pavilion replete with comfy lounges and twinkling lights while sipping “Copper Fox Bayou Cooler,” created and served by Alembic’s chief mixologist, Jon Arroyo. The soothing summer punch recipe, given to me by Arroyo, consists of Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky, agave sweetened iced tea, fresh lemon juice, Grand Marnier, Peychaud’s bitters and Angostura bitters. A few julep cups of this elixir and the blazing heat becomes a fleeting memory. 42 Degrees Catering, which does special events around town and for Puro Café’s private parties, created heavenly savory and sweet delicacies for the evening’s guests. Here’s what Chef Frederik de Pue prepared for the guests. I wouldn���t want you to miss a bite!

Menu of Savory Treats Carpaccio of foie gras with a remoulade of celery root and coffee liquor dressing; Hearts of

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palm vol-au-vent with little cilantro pesto jellies; Grilled baby octopus rolled into in a phyllo cigar with tapenade of kalamatas and pine nuts; Seared sea scallops with a minty ginger miso mustard sauce; Muscovy duck breast in a spicy mango cube with balsamic vinegar and Thai basil; Crisp


C o c k ta i l o f t h e W e e k Arctic char with steamed leeks with apple cider coulis and parsley chips; Maryland jumbo lump crab tempura with black truffle soy sauce and chervil salad; Confit of rockfish filet with Creole salsa, Peruvian aji pepper and watercress cream; Queso blanco tequenos topped with avocado cream and scallions; Black pepper chicken spring rolls with rice vinegar dressing; Beef tenderloin marinated with chardonnay and soy sauce.

Mix mayonnaise, truffle oil and soy sauce with a pinch of ground black pepper. Depending on saltiness of soy sauce you might need to add little more salt. Add one tablespoon of chopped chervil to bring color to the sauce.

Sampler of Sweet Treats

In a separate bowl, mix tempura flour and curcuma with a little water to create a thick, smooth batter. Add several ice cubes to the mixture — the ice will cool down the batter and will create a nice crispy tempura.

Single-origin Venezuelan chocolate; Saigon caramel mousse; Chocolate caramel mousse with vanilla sponge cocoa liqueur; Mango cilantro bavarois; Goat cheese with dark chocolate mousse and fresh raspberry; Cherry wrapped in singleorigin Tanzanian dark chocolate.

Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Tempura with Black Truffle Soy Sauce and Chervil Salad 1 pound fresh jumbo lump crab meat 2 cups tempura flour 1 teaspoon curcuma (turmeric) 1/4 bunch chervil 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons truffle juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce Salt Pepper Frying oil

The Latest Dish By Linda Roth Conte

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lyde’s Restaurant Group is expanding outside its familiar borders with a new project on 14th Street (now Borders bookstore) that incorporates live music into their popular food and beverage operations. The working name is Hamilton Square Grill, aptly named after the neighborhood. There is a lot of renovation to make it a music spot, so a late 2011 opening is planned. New York Invasion (continued): Manhattan landmark P.J. Clarke’s is the latest of the New York restaurants making a move into D.C. They plan to open at 16th & K Streets, where Olives was, by the end of September. Just around the corner is another New York landmark, Kellari. Speaking of high-profile New Yorkers, Bobby Flay has been checking out the restaurant scene in D.C., so look out for a new casual concept from the popular chef and TV personality. Pure Hospitality Restaurant Group’s Jonathan Umbel will open a second Tackle Box at the former site of a McDonald’s in Cleveland Park by year’s end. He’s also hiring a consulting chef — to be revealed soon — who will oversee all his restaurants, Hook and Georgetown’s Tackle Box among them. Pizza Autentica is opening on Third Street S.W., its fifth location in the area. They have other restaurants open in Penn Quarter (Seventh Street), Tenleytown (4200 Wisconsin Ave.), Downtown (15th Street) and Ballston. Also opening soon: Look for a new steakhouse to open after Labor Day in the 600 Watergate spot, with some familiar faces running it. Keep your eyes peeled for a Buzz Bakery and Rustico restaurant in Clarendon. Vapiano is planning to open a new store in Bethesda before end of summer. That will make five in the area.

Place whole pieces of crabmeat gently on a paper towel to dry the crab, so the batter will stick.

Preheat frying oil to 320 degrees. Place spoonful-sized pieces of crab into the batter and then into the oil. Give them enough time to form a nice crispy exterior. Once they’re golden, remove and place on a paper towel. Serve immediately with dipping sauce on the side. Visit Puro Café at www.purocafe.com. For private parties, visit www.42cateringservices.com. For cocktail catering, visit www.drinkalembic.com. For questions or comments on this article, contact jordan@whiskandquill.com.

Rockville-based Panas Gourmet Empanadas will open in the P Street space vacated by Pizza Paradiso. Federico Garcia Lopez is making empanadas that are not necessarily like his mother used to make. Lopez acknowledges that many of his flavors are “more sophisticated and less traditional,” but he plans to keep Mom’s beef empanada on the menu (or risk her wrath). Opening soon: Matchbox in Rockville, MD is now slated to open in late fall. Sala Thai just opened its newest location in Petworth — props to that part of the city. Casa Nonna in downtown D.C. is aiming for an August opening date. Georgetown’s Serendipity3 is still renovating, but plans to be open in the fall. Roberto Donna says Galileo III will open in August. Chef Update: Michel Richard has hired Levi Meznick to run his newest operation, Michel, at The Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner. He is the former executive chef at The Jockey Club, but his CV also includes stints at New York’s Per Se, Daniel and Café Boulud. Enzo Febbraro, formerly of D’Acqua, is now at Bond 45 at National Harbor. Chef Ed Witt is no longer at Morso in Georgetown. Chef RJ Cooper is no longer at Dupont’s Vidalia, but plans to open his own place soon. Manager Update: Dave Crane, formerly of Morton’s in Bethesda, is now running the Lexus President’s Club at National Park for Levy Restaurants. Andres Hayes has been named general manager of B. Smith’s at Union Station. Linda Roth Conte is president of Linda Roth Associates, Inc., specializing in making creative connections through media relations, marketing initiatives, community outreach and special events for the hospitality industry. Contact Linda at 703-417-2700 or linda@lindarothpr.com.

Stirred, not Shaken By Miss Dixie

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he steak and martini is a classic food and cocktail pairing. It’s something your grandfather would have ordered at an old boy’s club steakhouse, and it’s something you would feel comfortable ordering today with a cut of Japanese wagyu beef. So it was no surprise that the martini and its various incarnations were highlighted during a recent mixology seminar at Georgetown’s Bourbon Steak restaurant. Bourbon Steak’s bartender Duane Sylvestre taught the class, in which guests received a primer on basic bar techniques, an overview of various spirits and the history behind many cocktails. The martini, according to Sylvestre, is one of the most misunderstood cocktails. The classic martini consists of gin and dry vermouth, stirred and served with either olives or a lemon twist. But over the years, the drink has transformed into different things. The vodka martini, in particular, has evolved from its original form. While a traditional vodka martini should be made with vermouth, Sylvestre says that most vodka drinkers prefer theirs without. However, many people mistakenly order an extra dry vodka martini, believing that the term means “no vermouth,” when it actually means the opposite. A “dry” martini refers to the addition of dry vermouth. This term came into play years ago as a way to distinguish the martini from its forerunner, the Martinez, which was a gin and sweet vermouth mixture. Therefore, the term “dry” came to mean dry vermouth and extra dry came to signify extra vermouth. Even though James Bond has dictated the martinis should be shaken, not stirred, Sylvestre is a stickler for stirring. His rule is that any cocktails containing only alcoholic ingredients, such as gin and vermouth, should always be stirred, while drinks that include non-alcoholic mixers should be shaken. However, he makes an exception with vodka martinis. “Most vodka drinkers want their vodka cold and served straight up,” he says so he lets the market dictate how the drink is prepared.

After making a vodka martini for the crowd, Duane mixed a classic gin martini with a twist using Plymouth gin, which he calls a mild and agreeable gin. “It’s going to add complexity, depth and character,” he said, “without the gin taking over the cocktail.” The choice of garnish — either an olive or lemon twist — is a simple matter of taste, unless you are ordering a dirty martini, which includes olive juice. Duane taught the class how to make a lemon garnish by using a vegetable peeler. After cutting the peel from the fruit, he stretched the skin around the rim of the glass in order to extract the citrus oils before dropping it into the martini. When I got a chance to sample the finished tipple I could see the citrus oils floating in the drink. The added hint of lemon provided a refreshing twang combined with the gin and vermouth. The timeless classic was an ideal balance of bitter, citrus, dry and sweet. Gin martini 2 ounces Plymouth gin 1 ounce dry vermouth Stir well. Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel or olives. Readers may sample the martini at Bourbon Steak restaurant, located in the Four Seasons Hotel at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. Ingredients to make the martini may be purchased at Dixie Liquor, 3429 M St.

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Soothing summer sensations By Caitlin White and Jenna DeWitt

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rocery store items arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only summer goodies that can be compared in Georgetown, so this week we brought you a whole new perspective on pricing. After experiencing the heat wave with triple-digit weather last week, we realized items to protect and moisturize your skin might be good to explore. Plus, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest, these sorts of items smell great!

So this issue for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is the Price Right?â&#x20AC;? we looked into summer skin goodies at Lush, Blue Sephora, Blue Mercury and CVS.

CVS faired the best this time as the cheapest place to buy your summer products. Yet weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure if we would say CVS is the highest quality, especially when compared to Lush, Blue Mercury and Sephora. For a lotion that sooths sunburn, CVS charges $6.49 for an 8-ounce bottle of their name brand item. Lushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8.8 ounces of Dream Cream Lotion, which soothes the skin and contains chamomile and lavender, is $24.95. Blue Mercury has Kiehls lotion with aloe vera at $19.50 for 8.4 ounces, and Sephora has a 7-ounce bottle of Lavanila Laboratories lotion for $15. To keep your skin moisturized and safe from UV rays, we checked each store for SPF lotion. CVS had Olay Complete All-Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 at $9.99 for 6 ounces when it is normally $13.19. Sephora was the most expensive at 2 ounces of Baby Block SPF 40 for $20. Blue Mercury was the second cheapest for their 8.4 ounces of Kiehls for $22. An 8.4-ounce of Ultra Light SPF 30 at Lush was $49.95. Lushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lotion is designed to protect your skin from sun, wind or cold and can even be mixed in with your foundation. After a long day of walking around the city, everyone could use some ocean salt scrub to soften their feet. Blue Mercury has a 12-ounce container of Bliss Hot Salt Scrub for $36 and Sephora has the same brand as Blue Mercury at 14.1 ounces for $36. Lush has an 8.8 ounces of Ocean Salt, containing lime and coconut for $34.95. At CVS you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a salt scrub, but a 6-ounce Neutrogena Sugar Scrub is $12.29.

Then for a special treat, we chose one summer item from each store. Lush has Glorious Mud Body Mask squares for $5.95, while Sephora has a sun safety kit, which contains 12 sun protection products, two single-use UW monitor bracelets and a travel bag for $25. Blue Mercury has a Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit for $45 and CVS has two for $3 Bioluxe Hair Products. Check out our next issue for another new spin on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is the Price Right?â&#x20AC;? and visit our Web site at www.georgetowner.com for a detailed chart of the prices.

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client of mine was thrilled when, after a recent run outside, he lost several pounds. He figured, as he put it, “losing any weight is good!” I hated to burst his bubble, but had to inform him, under no uncertain terms, that losing weight during exercise is caused by water loss and is not only unhealthy and hurts performance, but can kill. I work with many athletes to improve their tennis game or their running, for instance, in preparation for an important match or a marathon, and find that avoiding water losses — among other things — effects a huge improvement in their performance, and increases their energy levels and recovery time. Ignoring your hydration and nutrition needs as an athlete is a huge mistake. There have been many reported cases of teenage and adult football players who have died from heat stroke, which is excessive water loss caused by exercising without proper rehydration or cooling off. Football players are particularly vulnerable because of the heavy equipment and clothing they wear while playing outside in the heat. Sadly, simple measures can prevent these tragic deaths. I witnessed these techniques firsthand last year when I was assisting in the emergency medical tent at the Marine Corps Marathon. A couple of women staggered into the tent, their temperatures were taken and it was determined they were experiencing heat stroke. Their body temperatures were about 105 degrees; they were so disoriented, they didn’t know their own names or birthdates. Emergency measures had to be taken there and then. Luckily, the tent was equipped with absolutely everything needed, including some of the most compassionate, experienced and dedicated doctors I’ve ever encountered. The heat stroke victims were immediately dunked into one of the many ice water tanks in the tent and given IV fluids until their body temperature came down to the point when they could be rushed to the hospital emergency room. It took some time and a lot of hair-raising screaming. But it saved their lives. It’s important that all athletes have access to cooling areas, plenty of fluids and ice water tanks. These measures save lives, and they’re so simple. How you can avoid danger: Nutrients don’t only come in the form of food; water is the most important, and often most forgotten, nutrient. You can last a long time without food, but only days without water. Your lean body mass contains about 70-75 percent water, with fat containing much less, or about 10-40 percent water. Because of increased muscle mass, men’s and athletes’ bodies contain more water than women, overweight or older persons, because of their proportionately lower muscle and higher fat content. Water is: • The solvent for important biochemical reactions, supplying nutrients and removing waste

• Essential for maintaining blood circulation throughout your body • The maintainer of body temperature. As you exercise, your metabolism and your internal body temperature increase. Water carries the heat away from your internal organs, where it can do serious damage (leading to heat stroke and even death), through your bloodstream to your skin, causing you to sweat. As you sweat and the sweat evaporates, this allows you to cool off and maintain a healthy body temperature, optimal functioning and overall health. Daily water intake must be balanced with losses to maintain total body water. Losing body water can adversely affect your functioning and health. Once you are thirsty, you’ve probably lost about 1 percent of your body water and are dehydrated. With a 2 percent water loss, you could experience serious fatigue and cardiovascular impairments. It’s important to note that individual fluid needs differ depending on your sweat rate, the temperature, clothing, humidity and other factors. It is important that you: • Drink enough water to prevent thirst. • Monitor fluid loss by checking the color of your urine. It should be pale yellow and not dark yellow, too smelly, or cloudy • Begin exercise well hydrated. Drink plenty of

fluids the day before and within the hour before, during, and after your exercise session

tassium losses by consuming fruits and vegetables.

• Supplement water with a sports drink that contains electrolytes and 6-8 percent carbohydrates any time you exercise in extreme heat or for more than one hour.

• Determine your individualized need for fluid replacement using the following method:

• Avoid alcohol the day before or the day of a long exercise bout, and avoid exercising with a hangover • Consider all fluids, including tea, coffee, juices, milk and soups, as acceptable sources of hydration (excluding alcohol, which is extremely dehydrating). The amount of caffeine in tea and coffee does not discount the fluid in them, even if they have a slight diuretic effect, according to the most recent report by the National Academy of Science’s Food and Nutrition Board • Eat at least five cups of fruits and vegetables per day, which all contain various levels of water. • For those who experience high sodium losses during exercise, eat salty foods in a pre-exercise meal or add salt to sports drinks consumed during exercise • Rehydrate following exercise by drinking enough fluid (water or sports drinks) to replace fluid lost during exercise. Replace fluid and sodium losses with watery foods that contain salt (soup, vegetable juices). Replace fluid and po-

During heavy exercise, weigh yourself before and after exercise. If you lose weight, you’ve lost valuable water. Add 3 cups of fluid for every pound lost; use this figure to determine the amount of water you’ll need to prevent weight loss during exercise in the future. Drink that water before exercise and sip throughout the exercise until you find the best formula for determining your personal water needs. It’s important that all athletes have access to cooling areas, plenty of fluids and ice water tanks. These measures save lives, and they’re so simple. Make sure your school, community center or gym understands how they can prevent heat stroke. Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D. specializes in customized, easy and enjoyable athletic, weight loss and medical nutrition therapy programs for individuals and companies. She is the author of “Diet Simple: 192 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations,” and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Visit www.katherinetallmadge.com or call 202-833-0353. Mention this column and receive a special 20 percent discount on your initial consultation!

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Fourth of July at Smithsonian Fortunate guests had a privileged view of the July 4 fireworks from the roof terrace of the National Museum of American History. The evening was hosted by Patty Stonesifer, Michael Kinsley and Mrs. Clough, wife of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Arriving guests were greeted by strolling musicians, a magician, face painter, balloon-sculpting clown and caricaturists. They enjoyed bars, buffets and hot dog, popcorn and ice cream carts in Flag Hall and on the roof as the fireworks burst forth in glory. — Mary Bird

Allyn Kurin with her husband Richard Kurin, Undersecretary for History, Art and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution.

Gwen Mikell, board member of National Museum of African Art (NMAFA); G. Wayne Clough, secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, NMAFA director, Christine Warnke, NMAFA board member; LuciaRiddle, NMAFA vice chair.

Book Hill Doggie Parade It was a barking good time on the morning of July 3, as Georgetown’s finest canines accompanied their families to Book Hill Park behind the Georgetown Library. After savoring treats and abundant water, they ventured down Wisconsin Avenue to Jane Huelle’s Dog Shop. Jane has been a generous co-sponsor together with Georgetown Belle Pet Boutique. Ginny Poole and husband John (Uncle Sam) Rentzepis are the driving force behind the event. The post-parade competition categories included smallest dog, best costume, most friendly, etc. Schnazer Penny delighted Bob Laycock by winning best dog tricks with her high five. Bella Nelson, a Boykin Spaniel, won best in show. — M.B.

Shigeko and Skye Bork with Aspen.

Sarah Barak with Kacy.

Happy families watching the judging .

Linda Roth Conte and Bella.

Pictured left: Peter, three-year-old Lane, Leslie, three-month-old John, and Leslie Kimball with Uncle Sam.

Local Leaders’ Power Reception at L2 The second Georgetown Leaders’ Get Together was held June 30 at L2 on Cady’s Alley. It was powerful face-to-face networking — even better than Facebook. There to meet and greet were more than 100 guests representing all sides of Georgetown — from the residents (CAG), merchants and bankers (BID and GBA), the university (GU) and politicians (ANC and the D.C. city council). Councilmembers Jack Evans and Kwame Brown showed up, along with Clark Ray and Vincent Orange. Event organizer and GBA board member Rokas Beresniovas proclaimed the evening “a great success.” The next leadership event is planned for late September, he said.  — Robert Devaney

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Rokas Beresniovas with Simone Meek, holding toy poodle Tinkerbell.

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Senior Vice President

Dear Friends and Neighbors, For more than a year, University staff have been meeting with community leaders and residents as we develop plans for our 2010 campus plan. We have held open forums, attended civic meetings, and held numerous one on one and small group conversations. We conduct these conversations in good faith, with the hope that open and constructive dialogue will result in a final plan that meets the University's needs and responds to community interests. As we finalize our plans for the next 10 years, we do so guided by our commitments to academic quality, to strengthening on-campus community life, to being a good steward of our environmental resources, and to actively engaging local citizens in our efforts. Unfortunately there are a number of mischaracterizations about our plan that must be addressed in order to move forward together. In fact, Georgetown's 2010 Campus Plan: x Provides more on campus undergraduate housing than any university in the city other than Gallaudet. x Calls for no increase in the current enrollment cap for full-time traditional undergraduates. x Increases graduate student enrollment only -1,370 in School of Continuing Studies programs and 1,095 in other graduate programs. Similar growth over the past decade shows no significant correlation between graduate enrollment and neighborhood housing or conduct issues. x Calls for no increase in Medical School student enrollment. x Includes one of the most extensive university programs in the city for monitoring and responding to off campus student conduct -including new residential staff, increased safety patrols, a 24/7 hotline, and noise and trash abatement. x Proposes 120 on campus graduate student and/or faculty housing and neighborhood serving retail space behind existing buildings, with below grade parking. x Improves on campus air quality by raising the height of an existing chimney to prevent re-entry of emissions into nearby buildings. Heating and cooling plant capacity and emissions remain unchanged and well under allowable EPA limits. x Improves parking garage access and adds additional on campus spaces for visitors and evening graduate students via Canal Road. We have been steadfast in honoring the District of Columbia's zoning process, including conditions imposed from previous plans related to enrollment, student conduct, parking and transportation. We take these obligations seriously and will move forward with the firm belief that we can continue to be a good citizen and contribute much to our immediate neighborhoods as well as the larger D.C. community. For more information and to sign up for electronic updates about Georgetown's campus planning process visit community.georgetown.edu/campusplan.html.

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Dr. Jacqueline Watson, the founder and president of Jamaican Women of Washington (JWoW), was delighted to welcome Washington’s First Lady Michelle Fenty, Jamaican Ambassador Audrey Marks and WJLA’s ABC Channel 7 anchor Leon Harris to the group’s Eighth Annual TeaOff Fundraising Reception, held at the Fours Seasons Hotel. JWoW is a non-profit charitable organization that works to raise awareness of homelessness as a complex public health and social challenge, not just in D.C., but also in Jamaica and Haiti. In Washington, My Sister’s Place, a shelter for battered women, and Harriett Tubman Women’s Shelter were recipients of donations. — M.B.

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On Wednesday, July 7 at the Ritz Carlton, a program initiated by the BKPM (Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board) and supported by the Indonesian Embassy. The event was a portrayal of the blend of Indonesian culture culminating in tenun as one of traditional textiles used by two of Indonesian top fashion designers, Oscar  Lawalata  and  Denny  Wirawan, at this years fashion event. Through  the  Indonesian   cultural  night,  CTI  hoped  that  the   audience  became  aware  of  and   appreciate  the  cultural  value  of  the elegant,  stunning and  exclusive   Indonesian  tenun  industry. — Charlene Louis

JWoW President Dr. Jacqui Watson with 2010 board and host members.

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hile the temperature heats up outside, we welcome you to relax in the “coolest” destination in D.C.: The Living Room of Georgetown. Whether you’re searching for a spot to chill while enjoying your morning brew or dropping by after a busy day at work, you can “beat the heat” in this peaceful refuge, reminiscent of a large familial living room. With loft-like high ceilings, plush couches and a homey ambiance, The Living Room of Georgetown provides a sense of community in the heart of this hip, historic neighborhood and serves as an alternate gathering place where one can relax, savor a refreshing cup of coffee or glass of wine, conduct impromptu meetings and surf the complimentary wireless internet. This oasis of comfort is pet friendly too!

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Ditch the sweltering and “un-cool” outdoor happy hours and enjoy refreshing summer cocktails in our stylish Degrees Bar & Lounge and enjoy. Sip on the Razz Carlton, a revitalizing combination of black raspberry vodka, Chambord, raspberries, and lemons; the Blue Basil made with vodka, lemon, blueberries and basil; or indulge in a Capitol Kiss comprised of 10 Cane Rum, simple syrup, raspberries, blueberries and fresh spearmint leaves.

Our popular Boutique Spa has added new treatments to leave you revitalized and ready for summer. The Elements Massage, based on Chinese Astrology that each person’s element is determined by their exact time and location at birth, uses the element that appeals to you the most you can restore balance and harmony within and feel strong again. You can also enjoy the Spa’s new organic treatments, including the Blueberry Organic Scrub or Wrap, and a Blueberry Detox Anti-Aging Organic Facial, which covers your skin in fresh Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Pineapples high in antioxidants for an instant natural lift with the benefits of reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This stimulating energizing treatment has age defying benefits for smoother looking skin that is refreshed and radiant. I hope to you will join me soon for a refreshing cocktail or rejuvenating spa treatment right here in your home away from home, The Living Room of Georgetown!

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Meticulously rebuilt 4BR/4.5BA, formerly a boy’s school in the 1840’s and 2008 DC Design house, with exquisite details, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, luxurious baths, exceptional master suite, LL media room, patio, garden and garage parking. $3,750,000

202-256-2164

NEW PRICE! Dramatic views of Chevy Chase Club golf course. Gracious principal rooms, chef ’s kitchen open to terrace, gardens & pool. 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 3 fireplaces, exercise room, media room & 2-car garage. $3,690,000

301-910-8554 301-641-1835

POTOMAC FALLS - Gated 2.63 acre estate redesigned with finest details throughout gracious 9600SF interior and exterior. Pool and tennis court amongst exquisite gardens. $2,995,000

INTERNATIONAL OFFERING

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FOXHALL, WASHINGTON, DC

MASS AVE HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON, DC

KENWOOD, CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND

CLEVELAND PARK, WASHINGTON, DC

William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki 202-243-1620

W. Ted Gossett

William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki 202-243-1620

Nancy Taylor Bubes

NEW PRICE! Handcrafted Williamsburg brick Georgian masterpiece featuring gracious principal rooms, 3-car carriage apartment, private garden with pool & widows walk with spectacular views of monuments. $2,800,000

NEW PRICE! SHOREHAM WEST - Total renovation with great style! Foyer, gracious living room opening to walled garden and terrace, dining room, library, chef ’s kitchen, 2BR, 3.5BA, study/office, hardwood floors, spacious closets, garage parking for 2 cars. $2,495,000

703-625-5656

Completely remodeled Colonial with gracious open floor plan in highly sought-after neighborhood. Gourmet kitchen. Meticulously landscaped 1/3 acre lot with terraced areas and custom decks. 7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. $2,375,000

Handsome 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath sun-filled Dutch Colonial on quiet street with hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, large in-law suite, beautiful garden, and private patio & deck. $1,350,000

202-256-2164

DUPONT, WASHINGTON, DC

MASS AVE HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON, DC

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

DUPONT, WASHINGTON, DC

Jan M. Evans

Mary White

Susan Koehler Joe O’Hara

Jan M. Evans

Historic mansion offers three beautifully restored 2 and 3 bedroom condos all with private outdoor space, gourmet Italian kitchens and high end finishes. Penthouse will showcase private rooftop garden. $782,500 - $1,349,000

301-873-3596

NEW PRICE! SHOREHAM WEST – Spectacular SW views brings light and sunshine to 2,450 SF unit. Foyer, living room with adjoining balcony, dining room, kitchen. 2 gorgeous bedrooms each with bath. W/D, 2 car parking. Pet friendly. Renovated. $1,100,000

202-338-3355

Elegant renovation using the finest materials & finishes. 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath TH features elevator, lavish bathrooms, chef ’s kitchen with granite counters, Brazilian cherry wood floors, closet systems, balcony & patio. $999,000

703-967-6789 703-350-1234

Stunning! The largest condo in this newly renovated building with 1815 SF. Offering 2BR/2.5BA + den, 2-levels, gourmet kitchen, beautiful baths, exposed brick, bamboo floors, high ceilings & wired for i-Pod docking stations, surround sound & video security. Parking is available. $949,000

301-873-3596

WEST END, WASHINGTON, DC

BURLEITH, WASHINGTON, DC

ADAMS MORGAN, WASHINGTON, DC

WESLEY HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON, DC

Bobbe Ward

Nancy Taylor Bubes

Boucie Addison

Donald Corin

NEW LISTING! COLUMBIA RESIDENCES – Beautiful 2BR, 2BA condo features light-filled rooms, cherry floors, high-end gourmet kitchen, balcony, California Closets, lux baths. Amenities include 24-hr desk service, roof-top pool, gym, parking. Trader Joe’s on site. $839,000

202-243-1604

Sun-filled 4 bedroom, 3 full bath Colonial set back from the street. Features hardwood floors, updated kitchen, beautifully updated baths with skylights, a deck perfect for entertaining and 2-car parking. $799,000

202-256-2164

Spacious, renovated duplex loft with 2 bedrooms each with bath with over 1300 square feet in boutique building in the heart of Adams Morgan. Open floor plan. Two fireplaces, updated kitchen, plus parking! $559,000

301-509-8827

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32 July 14, 2010 gmg, Inc.

THE FOXHALL - Designer’s own condo! Spectacular unit with over 1,000 square feet! One bedroom, 1.5 baths with two parking spaces and top-of-the line finishes. Full service building. Fee includes all utilities and year-round pool. Stunning! $495,000

202-288-1772


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