The Georgetown Garden Tour is today. It's a wonderful event, giving visitors the chance to take a peek inside the private gardens of Georgetown homeowners. However, what this means to those of us who live in the village is that parking spots will be almost impossible to find from the late morning until late afternoon. Last weekend we survived the House Tour, the French Market and a massive party at Katharine Graham's house, so we will survive this.
Ironically, due to the unusually warm winter weather, most of the spring flowers -- which are the feature of this annual tour -- bloomed in March and April. There are still some azaleas, peonies and roses, however. Due to the rain we've had this week, everything looks beautiful.
Places to stop in for a glass of lemonade, a sandwich or other sustenance: try Jamie Stachowski's new charcuterie at 28th and P, Patisserie Poupon on Wisconsin above Q (terrific pate sandwich), Marvelous Market at Wisconsin and P (salads and sandwiches), Baked & Wired on Thomas Jefferson below the canal (great iced coffee,quiche, cookies, pies), Cafe Bonaparte on Wisconsin across from Marvelous Market (order the Savoy salad), and of course don't go home without a dozen gems from Georgetown Cupcake (if you order ahead you won't have to stand in line). At the end of the day, 5 o'clock, have a cocktail outside at Citronelle Bar on 30th just below M. I recommend the Mojito, given that it's awesome and this is Cinco de Mayo.