Good morning, Borderstan. A few things from other blogs and online that caught my eye… as I sat around drinking coffee at my mom’s house.
- Free in DC has info on The Sacred Festival this Sunday to celebrate the
Summer Solstice… “Festivities from 10:30am – 7:30pm in Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park between 16th and 15th at Euclid and inside of the Josephine Butler Parks Center from 10:30am – 5:00pm.” The group’s Web site is Sacred DC.
- dcist has more information on the double shooting outside the Columbia Heights Metro station yesterday. CP’s City Desk blog has photos.
- The Washington City Paper has the “Young & Hungry’s 50 Best Restaurants.” The list is interesting… and I need to get out more; I won’t even tell you how many I recognize, let alone how many I have tried.
- 14th & You notes that two Borderstan establishments were in the Washington Post guide to eateries (a word I just love).
- Speaking of 14th & You, this blog’s posting earlier this week about the brouhaha over Cafe Saint-Ex on 14th Street NW– “Partner of ANC Commissioner Attempts to Scuttle Saint-Ex Agreement; Goes After Policy Employees,”–got so many comments that comments are now closed!
- The Triangle has an update on the Level Lounge, which is slated for 315 H Street NW.
Let’s take a break from The Real World: DC and DC Council crime bills… and head over to the blog, 14th & You. The folks there had a posting Tuesday (“Partner of ANC Commissioner Attempts to Scuttle Saint-Ex Agreement; Goes After Policy Employees”) about the brouhaha over Cafe Saint-Ex, Bar Pilar and Policy on 14th Street NW, and the role of ANC 2B-09 Commissioner Ramon Estrada and his partner. (For background, it helps to first read the blog’s postings from June 6 and April 24.)
This story, as reported by 14th & You, is actually about more than just these three establishments on 14th Street NW. It is about our local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, city government, regulation of local businesses, liquor licenses, voluntary agreements and privacy issues–and how our city treats small business owners in general.
The story raises questions about all these issues, and they warrant discussion in our neighborhood and our city. It is a discussion that is long past due. Borderstan.com welcomes comments (even some guest postings) from ANC commissioners (including Mr. Estrada), community groups, city officials and residents of the Dupont–Logan area.
Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW… one of absolute favorite places in the hood. Nice to see them showing what good neighbors I know them to be. They are having a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day to benefit Ross Elementary School at 1730 R Street NW:
Cafe Saint-Ex Chili Cook off this Monday the 25th, noon to 4 p.m. at 14th and T. Ten to 12 different kinds of Chili from Vegetrian to Seafood, Peroni beer specials and activities for kids. Please see attachment for more info.
Good cause, good food. Hope to see you all.
Well, here’s a look at what’s a few of the local blogs anyway…
- What’s the Problem with Saint-Ex? 14th & You looks at whether Cafe Saint-Ex (14th and T NW) is a restaurant or tavern. (All I can say is, PLEASE, let’s not drive this establishment from the neighborhood.) Read Dupont ANC Taking Aim at Saint-Ex?