by Fernanda DeSouza
posted on February 23, 2019
When we think Washington D.C., it’s hard not to immediately get wrapped up in the tumultuous political climate that has cast a shadow over the nation’s capital. But it’s not fair to the rest of the city, so we’re here to show some love to one of D.C.’s standout neighborhoods: Georgetown. While even this neighborhood has its fair share of the dark side—the Exorcist steps are located just blocks from the university, spooky—it is one of the most historic parts of town. It’s home to Old Stone House, the city’s oldest and unchanged building dating back to 1765, and the City Tavern Club, the oldest commercial building in D.C. It’s also named after our first president, so you can’t get more historical than that. Whether or not you’re a history buff, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this delightful district, especially if you’re a shopping aficionado!
3210 Grace Street NW Suite #106A Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Nestled inside a shared space, you’ll find this minimalistic café with art adorning the walls, serving strong coffee and velvety vanilla lattes. Pair your drink with an acai bowl, and don’t miss the little outdoor area at the back.
Checkout: Espresso shrub, latte, matcha latte, acai bowl, housemade vanilla syrup
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From out-of-this-world pastries and cupcakes to fabulous coffee and trendy matcha lattes, cozy Baked and Wired's been doing it all since 2001, and if the lines out the door are any indication, they're not slowing down anytime soon.
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Operating for over 20 years, this warm, bi-level space continues to provide fashionistas with one-of-a-kind finds. From tweed jackets to denim boots, let the owner style you with outfits and accessories that you just won't find anywhere else.
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This trendy spot sells fun, flirty clothing and accessories in a minimalist setting. Head here for that perfect work-to-weekend outfit or the romper you never knew you needed. With affordable prices to boot, Violet Boutique is a shopping staple.
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Vegetarians rejoice! This airy, minimalist spot serves up the healthiest tacos in DC, using seasoned veggies, micro-greens and crema wrapped in hand-griddled tortillas. Pair those with drinks on tap like seasonal shrubs, and you can't go wrong.
Checkout: Kale and potato taco, seasonal shrub, zucchini taco
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If you want to sit where JFK proposed to Jackie, or just chow down on traditional Irish fare, this 80-year-old pub beckons with history and charm. Surrounded by dark wood, sip on cocktails and order the ultra-savory Martin's Delight.
Checkout: Martin's Delight, shepherd's pie, mussels
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Ella-Rue is a charming glass-paned storefront stocked with two floors of designer fashion. The Georgetown boutique specializes in designer dresses, office wear, shoes and accessories. For those looking to consign, know that items must be like new.
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This unfussy neighborhood parlor offers coffee and sandwiches for those without much of a sweet tooth–but for sugar fiends, you can't go wrong with the dozens of ice cream flavors, ranging from plain vanilla to rum raisin and butter brickle.
Checkout: Mango ice cream, Froyo blend-in, Banana split
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Nothing quite beats the homemade pasta at Filomena. The upscale Italian spot with dated decor is always packed, and you’ll understand why once you taste the food. Huge portions, to-die-for-desserts and charming staff – this requires a reservation.
Checkout: Cannelloni frutti di mare, Lasagna alla bolognese, Tortelloni di Michele, Triple chocolate mousse, Cannoli
Photo courtesy: la_petite_chef
Eno Wine Bar has an international wine list and a small food menu, which includes cheese and charcuterie, all in the comfort of a sophisticated, unfussy setting. Try the Eno Experience for a full taste. Don’t skip Happy Hour where wine on tap is $7.
Checkout: Wine flights, Eno Experience, Lamb koftas with pistachio dust and spicy yogurt dip, Crème brûlée white chocolate
Photo courtesy: eno_dc
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