Paul Bakery and Café Hosts 4th Annual Baguette Relay Race in Penn Quarter
Paul Bakery and Café celebrated Bastille Day, July 14, by hosting its 4th Annual Baguette Relay Race in front of its flagship restaurant at 801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, at the U.S. Navy Memorial in the Penn Quarter. There were two separate races, one for kids and another for adults. Contesting teams of 5 racers “quick-walked” one lap around the circle of the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza, handing off French baguettes instead of traditional batons. Members of the winning teams each won a $25 gift certificate to Paul Bakery. Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place 225 years ago on July 14, 1789, and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Paul began operations as a family-owned company in Northern France 100 years later in 1889. It now runs more than 500 establishments worldwide in 30 countries including five in the D.C. area. In the Fall, Paul Bakery will open a sixth local restaurant at F and 13th Streets, NW, near the National Press Club Building.
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