Borderstan Businesses Win Numerous “Best of D.C.” Awards

by March 29, 2009 at 8:09 am 2,086 1 Comment

The Washington City Paper announced the results of its "Best of DC" awards on Thursday. (Image: Washington City Paper Web site.)

Image: Washington City Paper Web site.

Borderstan winners in the Washington City Paper's "Best of D.C." competition. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Borderstan winners in the Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” competition. Top row, from left: Rice, Miss Pixies, Bang & Olufsen and 15th Street NW. Middle row, from left: DC JCC, Cork, HR-57 and Green Pets. Bottom row, from left: Halo, Flowers on Fourteenth, Vida Fitness and The Bike Rack. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

The Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. awards were announced this past week and I decided to go through every category to see what Borderstan businesses and entities had won awards.

Before starting, I figured that since we are such a small mini-hood, an autonomous region of the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods, that I would have to include neighboring and nearby winners. After all, our commercial strips are the north side of the 1400-block of P Street NW and the west side of 14th Street NW from P to S Streets.

I was wrong. Businesses in our little enclave between 14th and 16th and P and S Streets NW did incredibly well in the City Paper competition: 10 businesses, one community-based organization, one locale and one individual (a bartender) made the list of favorites from the Readers’ Poll and City Paper Staff Picks. Several businesses were winners in more than one category.

Winners were Rice, Cork (and one of its bartenders), Halo, HR-57, The Bike Rack, Flowers on 14th, Vida Fitness (one of multiple locations), Miss Pixies Furnishings and Whatnot, Green Pets, D.C. Jewish Community Center, Bang & Olufsen (one of multiple locations) and 15th Street NW (yes, Borderstan’s Main Street).

Special mention to Halo, which won three awards from City Paper readers. Congrats to all the winners, which are listed below.

Note: City Paper Readers’ Poll awards are listed first (30,000 people voted online), followed by City Paper staff picks.

Readers’ Poll of Best Food & Drink

Readers’ Poll of Best Arts & Entertainment

Readers’ Poll of Best Goods & Services

WCP Staff Picks of Best Food & Drink

WCP Staff Picks of Best Arts & Entertainment

WCP Staff Picks of Best Goods & Services

WCP Staff Picks of Best People & Places


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