4th of July Parade 2012 Update

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The 11th annual Barracks Row Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The parade route begins at the 295-395 overpass (at 8th and I Streets, SE) and ends at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. The parade will take one hour from start to finish.

This year there are two Co-Grand Marshalls: DC Council Member Tommy Wells and Police Captain Taggert. The marchers will be led by The Commandant's Own Drum and Bugle Corps who will be followed by the winners of all regions of the Miss US Pageant. Many local groups including Princesses Patrols, shown here, Super Heroes and car clubs participate every year.

Princess Patrol

If your group plans to participate call Sharon Boesen at 202-543-5755 at Tiber Creek Associates www.tiberdc.com.  There is no charge to march but planners would like to know for organizational purposes who will be in the parade.

The parade is sponsored in part by Tiber Creek Associates of Capitol Hill and Masons Naval Lodge No. 4. The parade is co sponsored by Barracks Row Main Street, CSX, The Hill Rag, Bob Bergman and The National Community Church.

Photos From Garden Party '12

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We have begun to receive photos from Garden Party 2012; in the next few days more photos will be posted. We tented the garden in anticipation of afternoon showers which never materialized; but as you can see, the tents created a magical effect that continued on into early evening.

Many thanks to the Garden Party Host Committee, lead by Cynthia Jones and to Tip and Connie Tipton who generously hosted the event at historic Deer House.

At the party our guests were able to Meet the Chefs - 5 restaurants on 8th Street sent their chefs to present their best new dishes. Senart's Oyster and Chop House served poached shrimp, oysters and cold watermelon soup; Spring Mill Bread served their winning brownies along with mini sandwiches and cakes; The Sweet Lobby, recent winner of the Food Network's Cup Cake Wars,  shared their newly invented dessert, MacTops - a macaron/cupcake combination as well as their signature eclairs and cookies; Nooshi Sushi, shown below served a variety of sushi and rolls, and Tash served grilled kebabs. Nooshi Sushi and Tash will be opening  late summer, 2012.

Garden Party 2012 - The Garden Scene

Barracks Row June Garden Party Tickets now on sale!

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Tickets to the Barracks Row Main Street June Garden Party are now on sale! Find out more about the event at the full event page at www.barracksrow.org/gardenparty

Garden Party Ticket Options

Photos of Taste of 8th Are In!

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April 30, 2012

The weather man was soooo wrong- Taste of 8th 2012 took place without a drop of rain - it was a cool, partly sunny afternoon; our fans were on hand to enjoy twenty-one new food experiences. Barracks Row restaurants outdid themselves - the food was delicious, plentiful and inventive. At  left, the tastes at Matchbox, served by Barracks Row Main Street Volunteers.

More Pictures at www.barracksrow.org; click through to On the Row - Photo Gallery.


We also made food history. The Sweet Lobby launched a new dessert: Designer Eclairs- Each ticket bought not one but two of these wonders. The unique flavors jump in your mouth as you bite into one; they are just as creamy and mellow as they look. We had one documented report of an eclair brought home and microwaved for a split second then served with vanilla ice-cream for a heavenly end to the day.



What does it look like when Barracks Row's Taste of 8th is invaded by a costume party? Go to www.barracksrow.org and click through to On the Row and Photo Gallery.

These visitors were runners competing in a costumed scavenger-hunt race.  We spotted Banana Man left, a bee with pretty wings, center front, and Madams in hot pink dresses and running tights. Just another day on Barracks Row!

Menu Update Taste of 8th

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Menu For Taste of 8th
The menu is almost complete, with one exception here are the 2012 Taste dishes. At your request there will be vegetarian dishes in all categories!

Chat's Liquors: Trade One Ticket For a Spring Bouquet Sampler of Rose Wines
  • Begin with the Softest Rose From the Sancere Region of France
  • Progress to a Rose from Provence Region of France
  • Then Try the Russian River Rose from Oregon
  • Followed by the Willamet Valley Rose from Oregon
  • Conclude with a Full Bodied Stellenbosh Rose from Germany

Taste of 8th Appetizers

Lavagna - Asparagus Ricotta Bruschetta Served with Parmesan Reggiano, Basil, & Cracked Black Pepper VEGETARIAN!!! V Plus Your Choice Tuaca Mint Lemonade or Virgin  Mint Lemonade

Fusion Grill - You Choose: Firecracker Shrimp with Asian Slaw or Chicken Satay BBQ

Old Siam - Chicken Curry Puff and Spring Roll

Senart's Oyster and Chop House - Your Choice:

  • Chilled Watermelon Soup VEGETARIAN!!!
  • Two Freshly Shucked Warshore Company (Virginia) Oysters With Selection of Sauces                                         
Taste of 8th Main Course

Belga - Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Potato Foam…Sample of Stella Artois

Banana Cafe - Ropa Vieja Served on Steamed Rice with Side of Plantain

Capitol Hill TandoorChicken Biryani

Cafe 8 - Mediterranean Sampler: Humas, Stuffed Grape Leaves; Falafel + Feta  Cheese   VEGETARIAN!!!

Cava - Grilled Lamb Chops - Served Lollipop Style!

Chesapeake Room - Mini Crab Cakes on Fried Green Tomatoes; Gazpacho Shooter

DC3 - Serving Mini Hot Dog on Bun & Fixins' + Ted's Famous Shake at DC3

Ted's Bulletin - Serving Ted's famous Shake + Mini Hot Dog & Fixins' at DC3

Las Placitas -

- Matchbox Wood Oven Pizza

Ugly Mug- Mini Burgers or Pizza

ZestSouthwest Chicken Risotto

Taste of 8th Desserts
All Are Vegetarian; Some Organic

Hello Cupcake - Gourmet Cupcake Served with Cup of illy Coffee

Spring Mill Bread - Select from:
  • Brownies
  • Lemon Squares
  • Coconut Bars,
  • Almond and PecanTart
  • Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Squares,
  • Blueberry Crumble
  • Variety of Organic Breads .

Sweet Lobby - Surprise Dessert Still Under Wraps To Debut at Taste of 8th

Trattoria Alberto - Your Choice of Tiramisu or Cannoli


Buy your tickets at 8th and G Streets SE!

Tickets bought online will be held at the Will Call table at 8th and G Streets SE for pickup the day of the event.



Many thanks to our 2012 Taste of 8th Sponsors!


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