Golden Triangle News, Events, & Promotions
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February 2017

Tell Us What Movies You Want to See

The warm weather this week has us dreaming of and planning for summer. Every year, we show 10 movies in Farragut Square Park, and now you can cast your vote for what you want to see. VOTE FOR YOUR GOLDEN CINEMA LINE-UP NOW for the chance to win a $50 gift card.

Valentine's Day is Almost Here

Have you gotten your sweetheart a gift yet? Retailers in the Golden Triangle can help you find the perfect token of affection for your special someone. Here are some ideas.

Try Caruso Florist or Nosegay Flower Shop for a beautiful bouquet, and Chocolate Chocolate or Chocolate Moose for something sweet. The neighborhood has a large selection of jewelers, too: Compton JewelersChris Kourkoulakos JewelersDiplomatic Duty Free ShopI Gorman JewelersMervis Diamond ImportersTiny Jewel Box

What We Did Together in 2016

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Golden Triangle BID Annual Report to learn more what you helped us do for the neighborhood last year. You may be surprised by everything that goes into giving the central business district the "Golden Touch."

Tri-Talk with Abigail Friedman

We interviewed Golden Haiku Judge Abigail Friedman about the annual contest and what goes into judging haiku. Learn more about her journey to becoming a renowned haiku author in The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan (Stone Bridge Press).

1. Why are haiku contests important?
Some people aren’t confident about their haiku or are shy about sharing their haiku with others. A contest is a nice way to overcome this. No one needs to know if you submit a haiku, and, if your haiku is chosen for an honorable mention or more, it can be just the encouragement needed for you to keep on writing.
2. So much about haiku is mysterious. How do you recognize a good haiku?
Like all poetry, appreciation of a specific poem is a very personal thing. For me, a good haiku feels like a gift from the author: A good haiku allows me to admire the gift wrapping, unwrap the gift myself, and then delight in its content.
3. What makes the Golden Haiku contest unique?
What I love about the Golden Haiku contest is that it isn’t just about writing haiku. It’s an invitation to bring beauty and fun to downtown Washington, D.C. The selected haiku are planted in flower beds around town, before the flowers appear, right at that time of year when we are tired of winter yet spring has not yet come.

Thank you to all the participants in the 2017 Golden Haiku contest!

The expert panel of award-winning haiku writers will select the top poems from more than 1,200 entries. More than 100 poems will be posted around the neighborhood at the end of February. Read more.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue
A self-serve, fast-casual restaurant chain that sell bowls of healthy quinoa. 

Honeysuckle by Hamilton Johnson
1990 M Street
The finer-dining modern restaurant adds a Southern flare to Nordic cuisine.

Jenni Bick Custom Journals
1300 Connecticut Avenue
Practical, beautiful and handcrafted journals of the finest materials and cards for every occasion.

Red Apron Burger Bar
1323 Connecticut Avenue
Counter-serve with Virginia-sourced beef patties and hoppy beers.

Sadie's Weekdays
1317 Connecticut Avenue
Sadie’s will operate in the front of DGS Delicatessen 7-11 a.m., so you can grab a top-notch coffee and bagels.

Golden Triangle in the News

Real Estate/Office

Meridian Group Buys Downtown D.C. Office Building, Plans Major Addition – Washington Business Journal
Hastings Commits to New D.C. Office at CBS-Anchored M Street Redevelopment – Washington Business Journal
JLL Moving Its DC Office to 2020 K St NW, Occupying 71K SF – Bisnow
$150M High-Rise DC Office Asset Changes Hands – Commercial Property Executive


This New Restaurant is Serving Up an Unlikely Combination: Nordic and Southern cuisine – Washington Post
Michelin-Starred Chef Taking Over Panache Space Off Connecticut Avenue – Washington Business Journal
Sadie’s Weekdays Now Serving Bagels and Coffee Out of DGS Delicatessen – Washingtonian
Charlie Brotman, Former Inaugural Parade Announcer, on His Favorite D.C. Spots – Washington Post
Split-Level Eatsa Lands on Pennsylvania Avenue – EaterDC
Red Apron Burger Bar Brings Local Beef to DC – NBC Washington
Donburi Folks Taking Over Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine space on 19th – Popville


No Surge? Metro Still Doing Major Track Work – WTOP
What’s Up with the Glowing Box in a Park on Pennsylvania Avenue NW? – Washington Post

Events & Promotions

St Arnold’s Mussels Bar • Tuesday, February 14 • Purchase a PALM beer on Valentine's Day and get a free Belgian chocolate and an authentic Palm glass.
The Oval Room Restaurant • Tuesday, February 14, 5-10 p.m. • For Valentine's Day, The Oval Room is offering 4 courses for $85, with wine pairings for $125.
Eye Street Massage Therapy • Tuesday, February 14, 5:30-10 p.m. • Perfect as a gift for Valentine's Day, get 40 percent off a package of three 60-minute sessions. Only $200.00. Value $330.00.
Ristorante i Ricchi • Tuesday, February 14, 5:30-10 p.m. • For Valentine's Day, create a unique experience by choosing from an elegant three-course price fixed menu (with flute of sparkling) for $69.
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center • Thursday, February 16, 6-8 p.m. • Explore the cultural treasures from the caves of Dhofar through photographs of the painted rock art heritage of Southern Oman.
DC Improv • Thursday, February 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm •  Whether you're in a relationship or proudly single, share some laughs at the Valentine's Day Showcase. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. Tickets $15.
Heurich House Museum • Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Join Atlas Brew Works at the monthly History & Hops series.
Ambitious Athletics • Wednesday, February 22, 6-7:30 pm Our fitness orientation covers everything you need to know to walk into your first day of training confidently. During this time we get to better understand you, how you move, your goals, etc. and introduce you to our home. 
The Palm Restaurant • Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm Join Champagne specialists from Kobrand, Gary Gondelman, and Erin McIntyre for dinner and an educational journey of the Taittinger Family Estates. RSVP now.
National Geographic Museum • Thursday, February 23, 5:30 pm Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans by listening to four of our explorers and photographers.
Mobile-2-Mobile • Through February 28 • Get a free tempered-glass screen protector with repair, and $15 off any case with repair.
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