Autumn Welcomed at Tudor Place

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A spirits vendor at Tudor Place's "Brews, Booze & Bites." Photo by Stephanie Green.

Over one hundred people welcomed the first day of autumn on Saturday, Sept. 22, with a breezy barbecue at Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW, which held its third annual “Brews, Booze & Bites” party. The ticketed event offers a taste of the spirits and flavors popular during the 18th century, when the Tudor Place mansion and gardens were constructed.

Cheeses, smoked meats and whiskey were ubiquitous at the dining table of the Georgetown home’s original owners, Thomas and Martha Custis Peter, step-granddaughter of George Washington.

Rocklands Barbeque, Georgetown Olive Oil Co., Heritage Honey and the Organic Butcher of McLean were just a few of the food stations. District Distillery, Georgetown Wine Outlet and the Tudor Place cellars were among the many spirit stations.

The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers filled the south lawn with the energy of traditional jazz music.

Georgetowner Ray Kukulski, a Tudor Place member, was one of the guests who joined Mark Hudson, executive director of the house and gardens.

Tudor Place is gearing up for its trick-or-treat event, approaching on Oct. 27, a must-do for Georgetown families.

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