by Borderstan.com April 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

"Best of DC"

Time to party with City Paper’s “The Best of DC 2013.” (Luis Gomez Photos)

Imagine an evening of eating and drinking at some of the city’s best restaurants. Now, imagine doing it all in one place.

Washington City Paper’s Best Of DC 2013 fete is this Wednesday, April 10 — and the evening features just that: the best DC has to offer. The evening will feature tastings from 50 Best of DC winners and finalists. Plus, there will be five stages for live entertainment.

The event is at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Tickets are between $75 and $115 and can be purchased online.

Sample of What to Expect

We don’t have room to list all of the artisans/mixologists/restaurants, but here’s just a sample of who will be there (as you can see, there are several places from the neighborhood):

  • Range
  • Cashion’s Eat Place
  • Ted’s Bulletin
  • Jack Rose
  • Buffalo & Bergan
  • Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato
  • Kapnos
  • Shake Shack
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar
  • Café Saint-Ex
  • Masa 14
  • Bar Pilar
  • Virtue Feed & Grain
  • Zengo
  • Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
  • El Centro D.F.
  • DC Brau Brewery
  • Chocolate City Brewery
  • Port City Brewery
  • 3 Stars Brewery
  • Ruddy Duck Brewery

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2010 at 7:55 am 1,696 3 Comments

"Best of DC" Washington City Paper Borderstan

TThe 2010 “Best of DC” Readers Poll winners were released Thursday. (Washington City Paper)

The Washington City Paper released the results of its 2010 “Best of DC” Readers Poll results yesterday and there are numerous retail businesses who are winners in the DupontLoganU Street area. No big surprise there: We are in the middle of one of DC’s most dynamic neighborhoods, with new businesses opening (and sometimes closing) on a regular basis.

Borderstan thanks the MidCity Business Association for compiling a list of winners and second-place finishers among their members. MidCity’s members are businesses along the 14th Street and U Street corridors. The list below also includes some local businesses in the Borderstan area that are not Mid City members (designated as such).

Check out the “Best of DC” site at Washington City Paper for a complete listing of the four categories: Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, Goods & Services and People & Places.

In addition, there are City Paper Staff Picks. For example, Logan Hardware was the staff pick for best hardware store.

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by Borderstan.com March 29, 2009 at 8:09 am 1,186 1 Comment

The Washington City Paper announced the results of its "Best of DC" awards on Thursday. (Image: Washington City Paper Web site.)

Image: Washington City Paper Web site.

Borderstan winners in the Washington City Paper's "Best of D.C." competition. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Borderstan winners in the Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” competition. Top row, from left: Rice, Miss Pixies, Bang & Olufsen and 15th Street NW. Middle row, from left: DC JCC, Cork, HR-57 and Green Pets. Bottom row, from left: Halo, Flowers on Fourteenth, Vida Fitness and The Bike Rack. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

The Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. awards were announced this past week and I decided to go through every category to see what Borderstan businesses and entities had won awards.

Before starting, I figured that since we are such a small mini-hood, an autonomous region of the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods, that I would have to include neighboring and nearby winners. After all, our commercial strips are the north side of the 1400-block of P Street NW and the west side of 14th Street NW from P to S Streets.

I was wrong. Businesses in our little enclave between 14th and 16th and P and S Streets NW did incredibly well in the City Paper competition: 10 businesses, one community-based organization, one locale and one individual (a bartender) made the list of favorites from the Readers’ Poll and City Paper Staff Picks. Several businesses were winners in more than one category.

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