SYMHM: The Weekend Roundup

by June 13, 2011 at 9:00 am 1,712 0

Capital Pride 2011 Festival

Capital Pride 2011 wound down on Sunday with the annual festival on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. On the main stage are Tyria Iman and Chanel Devereaux. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Got some news that Mike missed? Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Stay Fabulous, D.C.

We hope you had a good time celebrating Pride all you Borderstanis! In case you missed any of the excitement this weekend (how dare you?!), [we’ll have a rundown of events coming later in the week, so be on the lookout for it]. Did you fly that rainbow flag high? We want to see! Don’t forget about the Borderstan Flickr pool — drop your photos in and share your Pride with the whole neighborhood. And who knows? We may make your shot the photo of the day.

Get Your Eat On

I know, I know, we’re all still clinging to that last bit of Pride before returning to reality. In case you’re hungry (and after all that marching and partying, who isn’t?), today marks the last day of the Taste of Pride. All of the delicious restaurants that participated in the event are making a contribution to Capital Pride, so get out there and support them.

More Restaurants on 14th Street NW

And speaking of restaurants, 14th & You makes an excellent observation that 14th Street NW is rapidly turning into restaurant central. Courtesy of the Washington City Paper, we know that Stephen Starr, of Philadelphia restaurant fame, will be taking over the old Shirt Laundry locale at 14th and Q Streets NW. Two restaurants have also already signed on to be part of the District Condos further up the street. And in case that wasn’t enough, we’ll soon have our very own Matchbox at the old Arena Stage Warehouse at 14th and T Streets NW. But wait, there’s more! Raymond Mendizabal, the famed burger joint owner who had it out with a law firm that ultimately shut him down, will be opening Black and Orange at 14th and U Streets NW. Don’t ever say you don’t have choices in this city.

Something Else To Be Proud Of…

While we’re still thinking about Pride, here’s a different kind for you to think about. Washington City Paper made a tribute to an important anniversary in our country’s history yesterday. Back in 1958, a marriage between Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a woman of black and Native American heritage, ultimately helped paved the way for the Supreme Court to declare laws that prevented interracial marriage unconstitutional. In fact, bring it full circle, many cite Loving v. Virginia in the modern-day struggle to legalize same-sex marriage.


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