by Borderstan.com February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

From Dito Sevilla. Email him at dito[AT]borderstan.com, follow him on Twitter @DitoDC.

"timing" In the near 10 years I have spent underground, mixing and listening, advising and shaking, pouring and un-popping I have seen and heard a lifetime of celebration and sadness, mind numbing plotting, relationship building and ending, the excitement of newly minted, fresh faced, non-profit workers alongside their jaded counterparts and results of three presidential elections.

After 10 Holiday Seasons, 10 High-Heel Races, 10 Gay Pride Parades and thousands of guests, I thought I had seen it all. Then came Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

It was a nasty, windy, cold and rainy night. My little bar was blessed with its usual mélange of friends, regulars and neighborhood newbies, each angling for a seat at the subterranean watering hole at which I have chosen to leave my mark on the world of service. The evening began normal enough: wine, lasagna, two Grey Goose martinis, some gays, some girls, a man on a date, a couple in the window and umbrellas strewn about.

Around closing time though the door walked a woman, a young woman with that look on her face. That look which says, “Oh, you’re still open…” I wasn’t, but why should that stop her. Morphing my disdain into a smile, I offered her a seat, affording her ample opportunity to ignore every subconscious signal I sent pleading with her to get out.

I guess my smile was convincing; she quickly made herself at home, ordered some wine and did her best to ignore me ignoring her. As there were few conversations in which she could insert herself, I took it upon myself to do the part of my job I either love or hate depending on who I have to do it with.

I asked, “So who the hell are you, where are you from, what are you doing here, etc.?”

I used nicer words; she unburdened herself. I re-filled her glass, and then my own.

After a few minutes, her story went from boring to depressing. She is, or was, an attorney. She was just laid off, and has come to DC for a temp job reviewing documents, blah, blah, blah. I can now assure you: the only thing more boring than reviewing documents is listening to a story about reviewing documents.

Anyhow, while I knew that the past 30 minutes were a half-hour I’d never get back, I forced myself to be pleased I had done a kind thing, not letting this stranger-turned-new-friend go thirsty. All was right in our little world. No sooner had I sighed, “Okay, well… goodnight…” the door opened again.

Really, now what?

Audibly exhaling, I turned to make eye contact with a very wet, yet extremely distinguished gentleman. I would like to say it was kindness which edited my internal monologue from “And who the hell are you?” to “Good evening, sir. How are you this evening? A little wet I see. Well have a seat.”

But no, it was curiosity.

I love people, especially when people look like they’re somebody, and he did. I thought to myself, his bearing is dignified. His overcoat is tailored. He looked like the kind of man who thrives in all climates. Wind, rain, perfect! This man was born with the understanding that what makes a man great is his ability to adapt, to succeed in the face of opposition, and prosper, not in spite of it, but because of it. Then again I had made all this up in my head. He sat, ordered a beer. I began my paperwork. I’d be home in 20 minutes. No, of course I wouldn’t.

They began talking. And talking. There was a connection, a spark. Conversation flowed; I eavesdropped. He’s a lawyer too. She’s always thought older men remind her of her father (daddy issues). He has two daughters. She wants to relocate. He’s a partner in a firm. He’s going to Greece next week.

She spent a summer in Athens. She loves Dogs. He did pro-bono work for PETA. She just bought a new watch. He collects them… and on, and on, and on. After two hours of agreement, I could take no more. They exchanged numbers, he asked her to join him in Greece. She said, yes. When they returned, he said, there might be room for new talent at his firm.

Just as I was thinking how magical my job was, that my patience somehow allowed these two to make such a meaningful and powerful connection right there, all before my very eyes… the phone rang. No, no. Not my phone, hers.

It was her “boyfriend.” WHO?

I raised my eyebrows, rolling my eyes back so far I could see my own ass. I turned, daring not to look at the gentleman. I heard the sound of my teeth grinding as she indicated she’d be home, “in a few.” Oh dear.

The room became cold. Goodbyes were exchanged. Calls and emails were promised. His dignity impressed me. No sooner had she returned my goodbye nod she was out the door, across the patio, and onto the sidewalk. Luckily, I didn’t have to say a word. With a last glance at her name and a flip of his wrist, her card fell to the cold, wet, concrete floor. He asked, speaking to me with the same bearing with which he entered “I’d sooner hire my ex-wife to litigate. Can you believe that simple bitch.” It wasn’t a question. I didn’t answer.

So, while there is probably a lesson here, something about opportunity, timing, the motives of man, I still haven’t figured it out. But people, when you’re in a restaurant, silence your phones, because the next time your “man” calls, you might be in Greece, with your new boss. Next Tuesday, I’m closing at 11.

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by Borderstan.com February 25, 2013 at 6:00 am 1 Comment

"Love"

One Love is by ekelly80 from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, One Love is by ekelly80. The photo was taken on February 14. The One Love sign was advertising a party in the neighborhood, and was taken at 17th and R Streets NW.

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by Borderstan.com February 1, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

"Trio"

Trio Restaurant in February 2010. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Dito Sevilla. Email him at dito[AT]borderstan.com, follow him on Twitter @DitoDC.

Well folks, it appears the rumors are true. Trio has been sold along with Fox & Hounds, 17th Street’s most elegant dive-bar to long-time manager of its sister restaurant Trio. Both businesses officially changed hands earlier this month.

The prospect of an eventual sale was nothing new. For years, Trio and Fox & Hounds have been officially, or rather unofficially “for sale” through brokers and agents tasked with finding the right buyer for one of DC’s oldest restaurants. Trio Restaurant opened as a luncheonette by an eponymous “trio” of partners sometime in 1940.

Since that time, the restaurant has remained in the same family, some 73 years. Over the decades, owner George Mallios and his family expanded their luncheonette several times, first into a full-service diner, and then around both corners of 17th and Q Streets NW adding the Fox & Hounds “Lounge” in 1967, and Trio Pizza in 1973. Trio Pizza was eventually broken off and sold to Jaime Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar where it remains today, having itself expanded further down Q Street.

Of all the recipes served at Trio and Fox & Hounds, none are more vexing to me than their astonishing recipe for success. Having lived in Washington my entire life I have seen restaurants come and go, open and close, reinvent, repaint and renovate… but not Trio. As long as I can remember, the corner remains unchanged.

Sure the burgundy awnings are now green, and the faded mismatched plastic patio chairs are replaced as soon as they no longer support the weight of exactly one drunk person, but for the most part, no effort has ever been taken embrace change. I usually subscribe to the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, but Trio has taken it to another level altogether.

Though you’d never notice, every year the wall-to-wall carpeting of the Fox and Hounds is changed out for (you guessed it) the same exact gray-tan-beige Astroturf. Drinks are served, as they always have, “English Style,” where the liquor is poured over ice, and handed to you with a small bottle of mixer, allowing you to add it as you see fit. The recipe only changes if you change it yourself.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you cut a hole in a wall and jammed a port-a-potty into it?  One visit to either Fox & Hounds bathroom will illustrate the result better than I could in writing. Although we are told that they are closing the second weekend of February until Tuesday at 4 pm to redo the bathrooms!

For all of it’s idiosyncrasies, dysfunctional pricing system, handwritten receipts, quizzical odors and so-outdated-it’s-new-again-décor, Trio and “the Fox,” as locals know it, are places where you always feel at home, (assuming you live in a bowling alley’s party room). One can’t help but let their guard down in a place where judgment is the only thing not welcomed. Chelsea Clinton chose Fox & Hounds as the place to drown her sorrows after one particularly tough break-up with her now husband. Tears and Jameson flowed, as patrons and secret-service agents looked on, both in horror. How could we judge?

As the next few months pass, the staff may be retained or replaced, the walls may change color, the bathroom may no longer resemble a jiffy-john, and with luck, the food may even improve, and under the right circumstances you may even eat it. But, remind yourself that no matter whatever the future holds for the corner of 17th and Q, it will always be Trio, it’ll always be the “Fox” and the tears of a president’s daughter will always be welcome.  On a block where Agora was Jack’s, and Jack’s was Le Pigalle, and Le Pigalle was Peppers and Peppers was Boss Shepherd’s — I know as much as things change, they will, too, remain very much the same.

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by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,290 0

"news"

No. 3 on the list: The June 7 fire at 14th and P Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

It’s that time again… a look back before we start 2013. Like last December, we will provide you with a list of the most-read stories on Borderstan by category. Today are the Top 10 from the News section.

The web is forever, so they say. Posted stories continue to get hits a long time after originally going up on the site. As a result, some of the most-read stories for the year were sometimes published the year before — especially if they were published late the year before.

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 on Bordertan

These News stories were Top 10 most read last year on Borderstan.com.

  1. Meet Julie Mason, White House Correspondent, Neighbor (Michelle Lancaster)
  2. Why Do Ginkgo Tree Berries Smell Like Dog Poo? (Borderstan)
  3. Fire at Mid City Deli Building, 14th and P NW (Luis Gomez)
  4. Meridian Hill Park Getting a Face Lift (Luis Gomez)
  5. New Citizens’ Organization Seeks Different Path for 14th and U (Matty Rhoades)
  6. Central Union Mission Moves Out, Condos Moving In (Rachel Nania)
  7. Take a Walk: City Dogs Rescue Has New Volunteer Opportunities (Matty Rhoades and Luis Gomez)
  8. Poll: Where’s the Gay Neighborhood in DC? (Borderstan)
  9. Reviving the Dream: Moving Forward on 17th Street (Guest Column)
  10. Car Going in Wrong Direction on 15th Hits Parked Car, Flips (Borderstan)

 

by Borderstan.com December 7, 2012 at 6:35 am 1,126 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

There was a robbery involving the use of a knife at 9:59 pm Thursday night, December 6, near the busy 17th Street corridor. The crime occurred at 17th and Corcoran Streets NW. Police report that 1 male and 1 female were part of the attack.

If you witnessed the crime or have information, call 911.

From DC Police Alerts: “ROBBERY KNIFE 2159 HOURS 17TH & CORCORAN STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR 1 B/M & 1 B/F SUSPECT WEARING DARK CLOTHING DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20120613303. Sent on: 12/06 22:25”

Police Alerts, More Information

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com November 23, 2012 at 6:00 am 0

"Fall"

Fall Yarn Bomb is by ekelly80 from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Fall Yarn Bomb” was taken by ekelly80. The photo was taken at 17th Street NW on November 14.

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by Borderstan.com October 30, 2012 at 9:00 am 1,745 0

"High Heel"

Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop the High Heel Race, only postpone it. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

Check out photos from 2011 festivities and High Heel Race on 17th Street.

In case you haven’t heard, due to Hurricane Sandy the 17th Street High Heel Race has been postponed to Thursday November 1. Thursday night will be the night that the neighborhood waits for every year… it’s the 26th Annual High Heel Race. The festive and highly competitive event will take start on 17th Street NW between P and R Streets at 9 pm sharp. Pre-race festivities (the parade of costumes leading up to the race — check out last year’s photos) begin around 6 pm.

Last year’s event boasted of more than 60,000 people, and not even a hurricane will stop DC’s die-hard divas and fans from racing and cheering this year. Remember ladies and gentlemen: Your heels must be at least 2 inches high or you will be ineligible to win. Registration will be in front of Cobalt (1639 R Street NW) starting at 6 pm.

The one thing that remains in schedule is the Cool-off  party at Cobalt for the official High Heel Race After Party turned into Pre-High Heel Race Party on Tuesday night. DJs Jason Royce and Madscience will provide the entertainment upstairs and in 30 Degrees. So get ready for the race and partying on Thursday night.

We hope to see you all OUT on Thursday!

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by Borderstan.com October 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,527 1 Comment

"High Heel"

Tuesday, October 30: Get ready for the 2012 High Heel Race on 17th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Check out photos from 2011 festivities and High Heel Race on 17th Street.

Ladies, it’s time to put your heels on! The 26th Annual High Heel Race will take place on Tuesday, October 30 on 17th Street NW, between P and R Streets.

Last year, Borderstan neighbor, Stephen, came in a close second to winner, Craig Williams. But who will clench the title this year? It’s time to find out. Pre-race spectator fun (the parade of costumes leading up to the race – check out last year’s photos) starts as early as 6 pm; the race starts at 9 pm sharp.

The first event, held in 1986, drew a respectable crowd, which has grown steadily over the years. Recent races and pre-race festivities attracted tens of thousands of Washingtonians to 17th Street for the High Heel Race; last year’s event boasted of more than 60,000 people.

The event is sponsored by the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) program and JR’s Bar and Grill, the creator of DC’s traditional High Heel Race.

Here are some race details: As for those heels, they must be at least two-inches high or you will be ineligible to win. Registration will be in front of COBALT, 1639 R Street NW, starting at 6 pm.

For more information, visit the event’s website.

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by Borderstan.com September 24, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,364 0

"17th Street Festival"

Click for the photo album of Saturday’s 17th Street Festival 2012. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos

See the photos from Saturday’s 17th Street Festival: You can watch the slide show or look at the set and pick and choose.

The third annual 17th Street Festival was Saturday afternoon and this year’s festival has something for everyone: from local art, to live entertainment, and even activities for kids and pets. The free community event celebrates the 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW.

The weather was perfect and the six-hour event drew a steady stream of neighbors along with visitors from other DC neighborhoods and the suburbs.

“We are so proud of the our amazing staff and volunteers who selflessly planned for months and put on an event that celebrates a great neighborhood, businesses, residents and organizations. We look forward to continuing to grow the support and partnerships with our community to enhance the festival,” said Lee Granados, one of two co-chairs of the festival.

Unpaid Staff and Volunteers

Unlike many other festivals, the event’s co-chairs, Lee Granados and Stephen Rutgers are unpaid (along with all volunteers) and consider this event one of passion for the community. They bring in committed individuals to chair the zones. This year, City Dogs Rescue volunteers, Lee Stevens and Laura Pedro chaired the Pets zone. Tena Howell (Ross PTA) and Phil Liebson (Washington DC JCC) chaired the Kids Zone. Mark Rutstein, general manager of Level One/Cobalt, chaired the entertainment. Wes Mosser of Century 21 and Mandy Mills chaired the Arts Show.

Other chairs were brought in based on their previous experience and/or areas of expertise. Aaron Fischbach chaired the Green Initiative, Chris Patton was liaison and chaired city services and Nycole Klein chaired the volunteers.

Sponsorships, Donations, Proceeds

The 17th Street Festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website. All sponsorship proceeds from the festival cover costs for permits, staging, MPD and other event costs. You can still make a donation toward this year’s festival costs or toward the 2013 festival. You can donate online.

2012 Festival Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors 

  • DC Department of Small and Local Business
  • Washington Blade
  • Coldwell Banker Residential
  • DC Jewish Community Center
  • Ross Elementary School

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Borderstan.com and Luis Gomez Photos
  • Cobalt
  • Level One
  • Dupont Circle Business Incubator

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • City Dogs Rescue
  • Comcast
  • Dupont Circle Citizens Association
  • Councilmember Jack Evans, Ward 2
  • Grubbs NW Specialty Pharmacy
  • MarriageDC
  • Pacers
  • Pepco
  • Safeway
  • Stonewall Kickball
  • TD Bank
  • VIDA Fitness
  • Whitman-Walker Health

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by Borderstan.com September 21, 2012 at 11:00 am 0

"17th Street Festival"

The 2011 17th Street Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

The third annual 17th Street Festival is this weekend (Saturday, September 22), from noon until 6 pm. This year’s festival has something for everyone: from local art, to live entertainment, and even activities for kids and pets.

The free community event celebrates the 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW. Here are some more details on what you can expect to see this Saturday.

17th Street Festival Entertainment

Local musicians will take the stage from noon until 6 pm, with DJ Sean Morris scheduled between sets.

  • Keyvibe, 1 pm.
  • Gay Men’s Chorus, 2 pm.
  • Deb Felz Band, 2:30 pm.
  • The Morrison Brother’s Band, 3:15 pm.
  • Divas of Town, 4:15 pm.
  • Joey Salinas, 4:45 pm.
  • The North Country, 5 pm.

17th Street Festival Art

  • The yearly Art Show covers two street blocks and features the work of over 50 local artists. The collection of exhibited art ranges from pottery to photography and even body paint.
  • Can’t wait until Saturday? Catch a sneak preview of the art this Friday, September 21 at Century 21 (17th and Q NW) with six artists, live music, and food from 6 to 9 pm.

17th Street Festival KID ZONE

  • The KID ZONE will be located on R Street NW (between 17th and New Hampshire) and on the playground at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street NW).
  • The area will have free entertainment from Mr. Gabe, John Henry England and Imagination Stage, which will host interactive storytelling. Yoga, moon bounces, face painting, spin art, sack races and hula hoop competitions will also be available for the kids.

17th Street Festival PET ZONE

  • Located on 17th Street NW (between R and S Streets NW), the PET ZONE will feature dog-friendly games, treats and the annual blessing of the animals.
  • Adoptable dogs from City Dogs Rescue will be at the PET ZONE.
  • The annual Walk-A-Dog-Athon will take place to support Charlie’s Place, a homeless outreach program at Saint Margaret’s Church that works to feed the homeless and place people in jobs and housing.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,333 0

"17th Street Festival"

Brian Petro is one local artist exhibiting his work at this year’s 17th Street Festival this Saturday, September 22. (Rachel Nania)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

One major component of this Saturday’s third annual 17th Street Festival is the festival’s yearly Art Show, which covers two street blocks and features the work of 50-plus local artists. The collection of exhibited art ranges from pottery to photography and even body paint.

There is even a sneak preview this Friday, September 21, at Century 21, 17th and Q NW –with six artists, live music and food from 6 to 9 pm. On Friday, September 21, catch the art work of Nataliya Andreyeva, Shaun Rabah, Dana Rene, Al Pellenberg, Jost Houk and Susanne Kasielke. Andrew Grossman will even be on-hand to provide live music to attendees.

The 17th Street Festival take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to art, the festival includes musical performances, a pet zone, a kids zone, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors –check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

"17th Street Festival"

(Courtesy 17th Street Festival)

Organizers of the 17th Street Festival on September 22 are looking for fun, friendly, hard-working people to spend the day volunteering at the third annual festival.

Volunteers are needed in many areas, including: assist vendors & artists, help out in Kids Zone, sell merchandise, keep the festival & surrounding area clean and green, and ensure a safe and secure environment. Organizers say hey “welcome groups and singles of any age and will find a “job” that fits your personality & abilities. T-shirts & food and a great time provided!”

You can sign up online.

The Details

  • What: 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival
  • When: Saturday, September 22, noon to 6 pm
  • Where: The 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW
  • Who: Over 10,000-plus participants, spectators and volunteers
  • Why: Proceeds benefit the Urban Neighborhood Alliance, 501(c) (3), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. UNA seeks to create a livable and prosperous neighborhood by working to affect positive change in our dynamic downtown environment in which we have chosen to live. All money raised for the festival stays on 17th Street.

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by Borderstan.com September 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,337 0

"Floriana"

Floriana at 17th and Q Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Kim Vu. He also has his own food blog, DC Wrapped Dates. Follow him at@dcwrappeddates or email him at kim[AT]borderstan.com.

Conservatively, I must have walked by it hundreds of times with the same thought; oh, we should eat there soon. And yet, after eight years in the city, it was only a few weeks ago that we finally walked into the converted house that is Floriana.

The scene is thus new but strangely known: the wide open-air patio; the worn wooden floors; the overarching feeling of crimson throughout the restaurant’s color scheme like the awning above the front door. Where the outside is relaxed (and during Pride Parade weekend, colorful), the inside is more upscale, with cream crown moldings framing vermilion walls, and trim drapes adding to the dim light level.

Tables are stacked close and the inside is quite full, leading to quite an ample noise level. On some level, it feels much like what eating inside someone’s historic townhome dining room and living room would be like. Heck, our table was even next to the fireplace.

Decor Sets the Mood

The decor sets the mood and reflects the restaurant’s cuisine, similarly rustic and familiar yet refined. On this trip, my dinner companion and I indulged in a Restaurant Week extension, which helped us taste a number of the kitchen’s offerings. A bowl of little neck clams and pancetta was a hair salty (with capers on top of the meat), but was still a solid contrast of flavors with heirloom cherry tomatoes and the white wine sauce providing solid balance.

Gnocchi in a braised wild boar ragu are pillowy and submerged in a sharp sauce with pleasing gamey notes. And a scallop and shrimp risotto blends creamy mascarpone with sweet caramelized diver scallops and a immediate hint of white truffle oil; plus the chefs did us a solid by shelling and de-tailing the shrimp. And the tiramisu earns its descriptor, “one of the best in the city.” What’s more, service is warm and helpful: our waiter, recommending a delicious Four Graces pinot noir from Willamette for that Sunday’s half-off all wine special.

So, instead of walking by it one more time, head into Floriana on your next walk up 17th Street, and grab a half-off bottle of wine and some delicious pasta.

Floriana: The Details

  • Where Am I Going: 1602 17th Street NW (at Q Street).
  • When Am I Going: Monday to Thursday and Sunday 5 pm to 10:30 pm; Friday to Saturday 5 pm to 11:30 pm.
  • Paycheck Pain: It will depend on what you have. But a delicious Scallop and Shrimp Risotto goes for $25.
  • Say What? Could be a little bit loud inside at peak times.
  • What You’ll Be Eating and Drinking: Great Italian fare.

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by Borderstan.com August 23, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,012 0

"Crime Scene"

The body of  Narciso Neria Sanluis was found July 14 in the alley between P and Church  west of 17th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC Police have released the name of the dead man who was found Saturday morning, July 14,  in the alley between P and Church Streets NW, on the west side of 17th Street NW. He was 50-year-old Narciso Neria Sanluis of Northeast DC. Police were unable to provide a cause of death at this point.

However, foul play does not appear to be a cause. Neria Sanluis was found fully clothed and near the side of a building.

Around 6:30 pm on July 14, the DC Mayor’s Office of Community Engagement sent the the following tweet: “EOMONE‏@EOMONE1 @borderstan We hear man found this morning is considered a natural death. No foul play. Latino male. May or not been homeless.”

An online obituary for Neria Sanluis indicates his body was taken to Mexico for internment.

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by Borderstan.com August 14, 2012 at 6:00 am 0

"dogs"

“Cairo Dogs” is by lgomezphotos from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Cairo Dogs” was taken by lgomezphotos. The photo was taken in front of Cairo Wine & Liquor at 17th and Corcoran Streets NW.

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