SYMHM: Programmers, Midtown Minors and Sausage Edition

by January 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,289 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

By Michelle Lancaster. Got news, a hot tip or want to complain about what is or isn’t in this? Let her know on Twitter @michlancaster or via email at [email protected].

DC: The New It Place for Programmers

Gone are the days that Tyson’s Corner ruled the tech world and computer geeks made their own computers in small Fairfax apartments. Or so the Post interview on the location and state of tech talent would have you believe. Firms are headed into the District in search of office locations and commutes attractive to their prospective talent pools. If you couple this with the recent trend of tech incubators popping up in DC as well, it’s less hard to believe.

Midtown Faces Fine for Serving Minors

In a narrow 4-3 decision, ABRA voted to fine Midtown $3,000 and to serve a three-day suspension after the bar was caught serving minors. Somewhat ironically* reported by the GW Hatchet, it seems the problem may stem from a promo group giving out ‘of age’ wristbands to underage club goers (the nightclub has an 18 and up policy, 21 to drink). A block over, Heritage India ran into a major fine after violence erupted at the club, which Heritage largely blamed on an outside promotion company. I’ll direct your attention to a Washington Examiner article that discusses the challenges of licensing what appear to be ‘pop up’ companies. (* I’m not saying it was GW students that were involved in the underage drinking, and there is no indication that GW students are anything but law abiding students, so please calm down.)

Sausage on U Street

Borderstan’s music venues are proving to be a boon for 13th Street Meats, a new sausage start up. They are serving at U Street Music Hall (pho dogs), Black Cat’s Food for Thought Cafe (half-smokes) and other area bars like Dodge City and Pharmacy Bar. The owner, Scott McIntosh, has made the most of his bartending connections in introducing the product, but the quality of the product is keeping it flying off bars. He’s a Columbia Heights resident, hence the 13th Street name, so we are claiming you, Scott! For more info on the hormone-free meats, where to find them and some drool-worthy pictures, check out DCist’s coverage.


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