by Tim Regan February 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Dupont Underground and Beach ball, photo via Facebook / Dupont UndergroundThe organization behind Dupont Circle’s subterranean art space hopes its supporters will once again open their wallets.

Dupont Underground seeks to raise $100,000 to help fund the launch of its “Re-Ball” art and design exhibition. Patrons who contribute more than $25 will be admitted into the exhibition early when it opens in April. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas February 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm 6 Comments

Bardo beer (Photo via Facebook/Bardo Brewpub)(Updated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday) The owner of Trinidad’s Bardo Brewpub is moving ahead with plans to bring a beer garden to Shaw.

Bardo’s Shaw outpost is slated to open on a vacant, 6,000-square-foot lot on 9th Street NW by spring 2017, owner Bill Stewart told Borderstan today. He couldn’t remember the exact address, however.

“It’s a good location,” Stewart said of Shaw. “There’s a lot of stuff going on there.”


by Andrew Ramonas February 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm 0

Columbia Heights Educational Campus (Photo via GoFundMe/Saba Amare)

Have some extra money to help high school seniors in Columbia Heights pay for caps and gowns, yearbooks and other graduation costs?

Bell Multicultural High School students who go to class at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (3101 16th St. NW) have started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help offset their $300-per-student graduation expenses and the cost of their class trip to New York and New Jersey.

More than 80 percent of the roughly 200 seniors at Bell Multicultural receive lunches for free or at a reduced prices, among other government benefits afforded to children of low-income families, according to senior class president Saba Amare.


by Andrew Ramonas February 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

1700 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two masked thieves with a gun robbed a man of his iPad in Mount Pleasant yesterday afternoon, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1700 block of Kenyon Street NW about 2 p.m. Monday.

The victim was walking with his iPad in his hand when two masked men went up to him, according to authorities. One of the masked men then flashed a handgun while telling the victim to hand over his tablet. The other man grabbed the iPad soon after and ordered the victim to give him the device’s passcode.


by Tim Regan February 23, 2016 at 9:55 am 1 Comment

Columbia Heights andpizzaWant to get married at a pizza place? Here’s your chance.

Fast casual pizza chain &Pizza has put out the call for couples willing to tie the knot next month after it officially opens its newest location at 1375 Kenyon St. NW.

The pizzeria will become a “Vegas-style wedding chapel” on Pi Day, March 14, according to a press release. (more…)

by Tim Regan February 23, 2016 at 9:10 am 0

Open mouth Sidney at the National Zoo

Bell Mansion Finds Buyer — The Hungarian government has purchased the Brodhead-Bell-Morton mansion at 1500 Rhode Island Ave. NW for  $16.5 million. The property once famously belonged to Alexander Graham Bell. [Washington Business Journal]

Damaged City Leaves St. Stephen’s —  The fourth incarnation of D.C.’s punk festival Damaged City will not take place at St. Stephen’s in Columbia Heights. Instead, the festival will be held at the All Souls Unitarian Church on Harvard Road NW and Calvary Methodist on Columbia Road NW. [Washington City Paper]

Cannabis Fans Flock to CannaShow — More than 2,000 self-proclaimed stoners gathered at the Mayflower Hotel over the weekend to celebrate the sticky icky. [DCist]

Meet the Owners of Hana Market — What’s it like owning Hana Market (2004 17th St. NW), D.C.’s only Japanese bodega? Proprietors Ikuyo and Yoshio Tanabe have the answer. [Slate]

Police Investigating Adams Morgan Arrest — The filmed violent arrest of a man in Adams Morgan has prompted a police investigation. [WUSA9]

Photo via National Zoo

by Borderstan Sponsor February 23, 2016 at 8:15 am 0

Johnnie Walker Mandarin

Join the Master of Whisky in a series of exclusive multi-sensory tastings featuring two of its award-winning blends: Johnnie Walker Black Label™ and Johnnie Walker Double Black™. During the immersive tasting experience, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres.

The events will take place at the Mandarin Oriental, a five-star luxury property located at 1330 Maryland Ave. SW from March 1 through March 5 with seatings every 30 minutes from 7-10:30 p.m. Guests can reserve spots on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Come satisfy your thirst for discovery and fine spirits and learn everything you need to know about blended scotch whisky and be one of the first few to experience the Tasting Table. After the tasting, enjoy a complimentary Johnnie Walker cocktail.

You must be 21 to attend. An RSVP is required to attend this event.

©2016 Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT

by Tim Regan February 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Willie T’s Lobster Shack (1511 Connecticut Ave. NW) says it’s getting new digs.

A PoPville reader spotted a for-rent sign on the seafood-centric sandwich shop recently. But a visit to the shop this afternoon revealed that the store is looking to relocate, not close for good.

“We thank our loyal following for supporting this location,” reads a sign posted on the front door of the business. “We’re not down for the count. We’re reinventing and delivering even more excellence.”

According to the sign, fans of the lobster shop should “watch for a very exciting and very nearby re-opening (still in Dupont) within the next few weeks.”

by Tim Regan February 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Naughty by Nature


A People’s Choir Singalong
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

A crowd of total strangers will meet to sing pop sings and drown their sorrows. Each month, the group belts out tunes related to a particular theme. This month’s theme — back by popular demand — is breakup songs.


Brianne on Your Block
Coffy Cafe (3310 14th St. NW)
6 p.m.

Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember will chat with residents over a crepe and a cup of coffee during this regular event.

Sadness Town
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Local comedian David Tveite will interview Landon Letzkus — also known as Reverend Stevedore Maybelline Bidet of variety show Church Night — during this live podcast recording.


3 Stars Tap Takeover
Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW)
6 p.m.

The U Street bar will pour locally sourced beers from 3 Stars Brewing Company all night long.

Commedia dell Media
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

A group of journalists including Washington City Paper’s Jessica Sidman and Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe will try to hack it as comedians.

Naughty by Nature 25th Anniversary Tour
Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
6:00 p.m.

The Grammy-winning pop group behind infectious singles like “O.P.P” are back on their 25th anniversary as an outfit.


Gay Bash D.C.
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
10 p.m.

The monthly all-ages queer dance party and drag show returns with performances from Heidi Glüm, Summer Camp, Alotta McGriddles and Salvadora Dali and music from Donna Slash.

Photo via Howard Theatre

by Andrew Ramonas February 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm 0

Kalorama Community Garden (Photo via Facebook/Kalorama Park)

Adams Morgan residents will have a chance next month to get a plot in Kalorama Park to garden.

The coordinators of the Kalorama Community Garden on Saturday, March 12, are scheduled to hold a lottery for three spots that are open in the 22-plot garden. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the garden near Columbia and Kalorama roads NW, with the lottery beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Only locals who live in the area east of Connecticut Avenue NW, south of Calvert Street NW, west of 18th Street NW and north of Florida Avenue NW can participate. Any local who wins the lottery must show proof of residency and pay $25 in cash to secure a plot.


by Andrew Ramonas February 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment

1300 block of U Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman was punched several times in the face when she tried to get her purse back from a thief near the U Street Metro station early yesterday morning, police said.

The robbery happened on the 1300 block of U Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was walking in the area when someone snatched her purse, according to authorities. She then grabbed the robber by the shirt in an attempt to get her bag back.


by Tim Regan February 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Logan Circle’s Barrel House Liquors has officially shed the big barrel.

The liquor store moved its operations next door to 1339 14th St. NW over the weekend, said owner Mesfun Ghebrelul, who goes by the name M.G. The store relocated because of a disagreement over rent between M.G. and landlord Eric Meyers. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas February 22, 2016 at 11:05 am 0

Adams Morgan fight video screenshot (Photo via Facebook)

Police officers appeared to throw a punch and use a baton in the arrest of a man they say assaulted them in Adams Morgan early yesterday morning, a video shows.

Cops were called to the 2300 block of 18th Street NW about 3 a.m. Sunday for a report of a “disorderly individual” when they encountered 27-year-old Marquis Colbert, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Borderstan this morning.

Once on the scene, officers found a “visibly upset” Colbert who became “physically aggressive” toward officers, Sternbeck said.


by Tim Regan February 22, 2016 at 8:40 am 0

Dupont Circle Metro

Parcel Proposals — New micro-units, an eight-story art wall or even a new Spike Mendelson restaurant could be headed for Parcel 42, a plot of land located at the intersection of R Street and 7th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

Posto Dunzo — Posto has left 14th Street. The Italian eatery that opened in 2008 served its last plate of pasta on Saturday night, said co-owner and executive chef Massimo Fabbri. [Borderstan]

Catch His Drift — Fishnet owner Ferhat Yalçın has plans to reopen his 7th Street restaurant, Fishnet, as a new concept called Drift. The new eatery will serve blue catfish, Maine lobster rolls, seafood chowder and crab cakes. [Washington Business Journal]

Flipped Out — See inside a Logan Circle “dream home” that’s going for $1.8M. [Curbed D.C.]

Big Bei Bei — The National Zoo’s beloved panda cub is getting pretty big. A new photo shows Bei Bei “with flecks of leaf eater biscuit in his fur,” according to the zoo. Messy eater! [Twitter/National Zoo]

by Tim Regan February 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm 2 Comments

The 14th Street corridor has entered a post-Posto era.

The Italian restaurant located at 1515 14th Street NW served its last plate of pasta on Saturday night, co-owner and executive chef Massimo Fabbri told us yesterday evening. (more…)


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