Tomorrow, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Fort Greene Association will hold its 2012 “House Tour Select.” According to the chair of the association, the proceedings will be as follows: “Join me…I’ll be there at House Tour Select this weekend along with many of your neighbors as we take a personalized tour of some of Fort Greene’s finest. Fuel up…Included in your ticket and to fuel the walk, the talk, and the fun we’ll kick off the day at our Brunch Buffet at one of Fort Greene’s great restaurants. Come hungry to enjoy: Southern Fried Chicken or Smothered Chicken, Country Ham,Fried Whiting, French Toast with Fresh Strawberries, Homefries, Grits, Fresh Fruit Salad. Walk if off… As you tour 4 gems of the neighborhood. Chat directly with the owners about renovation techniques and decorating styles, browse through before and after shots, and pick up the local legends and stories that are unique to every home in Fort Greene. Cool down and relax…And then after tour our very special selection of “knock out” homes we’ll treat you to a intimate wine tasting in the cave of one of our local wine merchants. Get a taste of something different and go home with another new Fort Greene find.” Today is the last day to buy tix online, which cost $75 for members of the association, and $85 for nonmembers.
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