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SYMHM: June 3 TGIF Edition

by Borderstan.com — June 3, 2011 at 9:34 am 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Taylor Gourmet to Open in Logan Circle

Washingtonian has the scoop on the tasty sandwich chain Taylor Gourmet‘s latest location in Logan Circle at 1908 14th Street NW (west side, north of T). This is the current location of Ruff & Ready Furnishings, which is moving. Don’t get too excited for your delicious sandwich, though. Due to a need for extensive renovations, they don’t plan to open until mid to late fall. The good news? They will have a delivery and take-out option with service up to Columbia Heights. Nom nom, indeed.

Summer in DC: No Power, No Escalators?

I swear Metro is in a silent partnership with The Biggest Loser to encourage city residents to take the stairs by having so many escalators out of service. The alternative — that our system cannot keep up with the escalator demand — is not an easy issue to resolve, so I will follow the D.C. maxim of ignoring it until it inconveinces me. Oh wait, as the Washington Examiner reports, it already is. More than one-fifth of Metro’s escalators are out of service on Wednesday in our 90-degree heat. At least you went home to a residence with power, unlike the unfortunate folks left at the mercy of Pepco in NE (check out WUSA’s story and thermometer. It’s bad. I feel bad for our NE friends).

DC9 Case Officially Closed

Washington City Paper has the story on the closing of the DC9 homicide case by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ali Ahmed Mohammed’s death in October outside the nightclub was ruled a homicide by the coroner, but allegations made initially by police that he had been beaten to death did not bear out in medical, physical or eyewitness accounts. The family may still file a civil lawsuit, but this brings a temporary close to the story.

Dupont’s Carlyle Suites Gives Maids Panic Buttons

Following the alleged assault by then-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn against a hotel maid, a few local D.C. hotels have given their maids panic buttons. Washington Business Journal reports that the Carlyle Suites in Dupont is one that has elected to provide the devices to employees. It will alert the security staff as well as pinpoint their exact location in the hotel. Do any other area hotels have plans to do the same?

Drink Local Beer in Local Bars

I’m all for the slow food movement, but I get thirsty when I’m eating local goodies. Hence, local beer! You missed the first tapping of the newest DC brewery, 3 Stars. But, as DCist helpfully provides the schedule for the rest of the week, you don’t have to miss this saison. Bonus points if you hit the Big Hunt and tell Dave Coleman how much you like his beer (he is both one half of the 3 Stars team and also the beer guru at the Hunt). Lots of other great stuff going on all week for SAVOR, including Sunday’s Oyster Fest.

Just Drink This Weekend Away

It is sort of the perfect storm of booze-related activities this weekend. Like wine? Head out of Borderstan to (shudder) Virginia for Vintage VA Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday. You will need a ticket and a DD, or lots of cash for a cab home. Want to stick in Borderstan and eat bivalves? Then head to ChurchKey (with your ticket bought and printed!) on Sunday for Rogue Ales Kegfest and Oyster Bash!

Summer Seersucker Ride This Saturday

One of the fabulous creators of this site really, really, really loves these events. So I had to make sure he and all of our readers knew about the summer iteration of the Tweed Ride going on this Saturday. Since it is a bit warmer now, they’ve traded the tweed for seersucker. Looks like they start in Van Ness, but visit Dandies and Quaintrelles for all the info.

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