by Borderstan.com November 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,253 0

"Beaujolais Nouveau"

On Wednesday, November 14, 1905 will uncork bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau. (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.

According to French law, every year’s harvest of  Beaujolais Nouveau cannot be uncorked until the third Thursday of November. Well that day is finally here, and 1905 is throwing a party to celebrate the occasion.

On Wednesday, November 14, 1905 is teaming up with Brightest Young Things for the fifth year in a row to uncork bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau  once the clock strikes midnight. The party starts at 10 pm and will include a D.J., a dance-a-thon and free Beaujolais Nouveau wine from midnight until 2 am. Tickets for the evening are $10 and can be purchased online.

1905 will host normal dinner service (with some additional French specials beforehand), but will stop seating tables around 8:30 pm to make room for the party. 1905 Bistro & Bar is located at 1905 9th Street NW.

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by Borderstan.com October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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

"French"

French Underground. (Courtesy of Bright Young Things)

BYT & La Maison Française are throwing a two-day party with live music, art, food and more at the French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Road NW) on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13.

Dubbed “The French Underground,” this weekend’s event is the place to experience some French/DC culture.

Attendees can expect a performance from Tomorrow’s World (a side project from members of AIR and New Young Pony Club) and a multi-media experience by Wax Taylor, as well as mixes from local D.J.s, a photo booth and bites from Cirque Cuisine, Paul and H & Pizza.

A ticket to Friday or Saturday night’s events are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; two-day tickets are available for $35. Tickets can be purchased online.

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by Borderstan.com May 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm 1,258 0

Borderstan, Lincoln Memorial, Luis Gomez Photos

Eyes to the sky: Will you be waiting for the rapture on Saturday? (Photo: “Lincoln Memorial Photographers” by Luis Gomez)

From Laura Herman of LauraLikesThis. Laura is also a contributor over at Brightest Young Things; you can find her on Twitter @Lmhhabs.

With just two days to go until the rapture/end of the world on Saturday, I really have high hopes for this weekend. Lots going on throughout the city and locally in Borderstan. Here are my top picks for where you should be eating, drinking, shopping, and dancing this weekend:

Thursday, May 19

The Capitol Deal is hosting a happy hour at Current Sushi (1215 Connecticut Avenue NW) from 5 to 6:30 pm featuring FREE Peroni and Svedka cocktails in addition to Current’s usual happy hour specials, including $4 sushi, from 5 to 7 pm. Run, don’t walk.

After you’ve happy hour-ed, walk across the street and check out the recently-opened Shake Shack at 1216 18th Street NW. Rumor has it the lines are still long, but everything I’m reading has my mouth watering. Check out some good coverage on Eater DC here.

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