On this tour from Dupont to Shaw, two of Northwest DC's liveliest and tastiest neighborhoods, you'll get a taste of the city's vibrant local food movement, literally and figuratively, as well as experience a bit of DC culture and history. German brewmaster Christian Heurich drank a beer a day and lived to be 103. He also made a fortune on it and built a beautiful castle in DC. We'll start at the Heurich House for a quick tour of the exterior, before moving onto the Dupont's Farmer's Market, one of the few in the area to operate year-round. We'll have a chance to chat with farmers, cheesemakers, brewers and distillers, and sample and purchase their wares. We'll make a stop at the fountain at Dupont Circle, and share information about DC lore & culture, while you enjoy a snack. Next, we'll take a public bus to the LeDroit/Shaw area, a historic African American neighborhood, stopping at a no-name corner known for pumping go go beats, DC's unique homegrown sound. We'll walk a few blocks to visit the historic Howard Theater and murals before our final stop, Right Proper Brewery, a neighborhood brewpub to sample tasty yeast-focused beers and artisanal cheeses. Bon appetit!
I'm a freelance writer, community gardener, wild food forager and artist/performer who has lived in DC for 15 years. I'm passionate about the locavore movement and DC's eclectic food/cultural scene, and sharing it with travelers and locals alike. By day I manage a global knowledge sharing platform on agriculture and food security. Learn more about me at aprilwrites.com.
Bus from Dupont to Shaw
-Heurich House: historic home of the city's most notable brewer -Dupont Farmer's Market: free samples of locally made kombucha, vinegar, spirits, cheeses, yogurt, beer, fruit and more -Made in DC: a new retail location for all things made, baked and brewed in DC -Dupont Fountain: historic landmark -Howard Theater: since 1910, launching the careers of greats like Ella Fitzgerald -Right Proper Brewpub: tasty yeasty local brews and artisanal cheese
最多可有10位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 We will walk up to a mile over the course of the tour.
Note that we will end in a different location than the start, about 1.5 miles away. Bring cash/credit card to cover any food & beverage you choose to purchase.
Farmers & Brewers Tour