by Borderstan.com December 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,005 0

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

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Heurich Museum  is offering Candlelight Christmas tours December 7-8. (Courtesy Heurich House Museum)

The Heurich House Museum, the German brewmaster’s castle located south of Dupont Circle at 1307  New Hampshire Avenue NW, is offering candlelight tours this weekend, December 7-8. The mansion will be decorated in Victorian-era holiday style and will be open for the tours from 6 to 9 pm both evenings; admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Traditional German Christmas carols by the Alpine Singers and Washington Sängerbund will take place at 7 and 8 pm each night. The museum will serve traditional sweets donated by local German bakeries, and Saint Nikolaus will make an appearance on Saturday evening.

This annual event takes place in the home of a German immigrant merchant, Christian Heurich. He celebrated his achievements by building the mansion in Dupont Circle; construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1894. A technological marvel, the home was crafted by German artisans, and is considered one of the most intact Victorian homes in the country.

Heurich’s brewing company was the largest non-governmental employer in DC, and he was the world’s oldest brewer at his death at 102. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery at the Heurich Mausoleum.  From the time of the brewery’s closing in the 1950s, there was no other brewery in DC until DC Brau Brewing opened its doors this April 2011.

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by Borderstan.com October 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,190 0

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Beats, Bass & Brau, on  Thursday, October 18, at U Street Music Hall. (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

On Thursday, October 18, U Street Music Hall and DC Brau will host an evening of music and local beer at 1115 U Street NW from 10 pm until 3 am.

UK-based D.J.s Bailey and Boca 45 will spin the music along with Thunderball, Fort Knox Five and DC’s own drum’n’bass legend DJ Slant, who will close out the night.

Throughout the evening, DC Brau will promote its “Citizen” beer, and from 10 to 11 pm will provide free DC Brau “Citizen” along with shots of Grand Marnier for the mixed “Grand Citizen.”

Tickets to the evening are $10 and can be purchased online. For more information, visit U Street Music Hall’s website.

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by Borderstan.com February 1, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,125 0

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Borderstan.com covers DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

By Michelle Lancaster. Got news, a hot tip or want to complain about what is or isn’t in this? Let her know on Twitter @michlancaster or via email at [email protected].

RIP, Dupont South Metro Entrance

Just for about a year, anyways. If WMATA is to be trusted, and I will let you draw your own conclusions about that, it will not be resting in peace during 2012. No, intrepid workers will be toiling to bring the escalators up to snuff. Full story at DCist, including a justification of why the entire entrance is closed, rather than just one escalator at a time.

Vastu’s Studio Designs Highlighted

Vastu, the design and furniture store on 14th Street, knows their neighborhood — quite a few small studio apartments owned by people with big ideas and social lives. Check out this piece in Express to get some design ideas of your own. Some tips: make your furniture multi-functional, mount your bookshelves and use glass. Also in the piece are some great pics of the small spaces. And if you want even more, check out this video of a tiny apartment that turns into 24 different looks in Hong Kong.

DC Brau, Pizzeria Paradiso Turn Beer into Bread

It’s not exactly what Jesus did, but it is certainly in line with the charitable spirit. DC Brau owners Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock decided to try their hand at bread, by using the leftover grains from the beer brewing process and Pizzeria Paradiso’s ovens. The results were reported to be like a rich whole grain bread. All loaves were donated to Bread for the City. Washington Post has the full story on their future food plans and other beer news. Good neighbor of the week award to DC Brau and Pizzeria Paradiso!

District Taco Finally Coming to District

Your days of staring at Food Truck Fiesta, willing District Taco to cross the bridge from Arlington, will be over soon. The first brick and mortar location will take the place of FunXion at 1309 F Street, Washington Post reports. While that location is a bit outside our coverage area, I’m willing to bet several of you work nearby. And the better news? The owners, Osiris Hoil and Marc Wallace, are scouting out additional spaces, including Dupont Circle. That’s good news to those still mourning the loss of Tomatillo Taqueria, the best (IMO) tacos in the area by a long shot.

by Borderstan.com December 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm 0

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Heurich House Museum is open for candlelight Christmas tours December 9-10. (Courtesy Heurich House Museum)

The Heurich House Museum, the German brew master’s castle located south of Dupont Circle at 1307  New Hampshire Avenue NW, is offering candlelight tours this weekend, December 9-10. The mansion will be decorated in Victorian-era holiday style and will be open for the tours from 6 to 9 pm both evenings; admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Traditional German Christmas carols by the Alpine Singers and Washington Sängerbund will take place at 7 and 8 pm each night. The museum will serve traditional sweets donated by local German bakeries, and Saint Nikolaus will make an appearance on Saturday evening.

This annual event takes place in the home of a German immigrant merchant, Christian Heurich. He celebrated his achievements by building the mansion in Dupont Circle; construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1894. A technological marvel, the home was crafted by German artisans, and is considered one of the most intact Victorian homes in the country.

Heurich’s brewing company was the largest non-governmental employer in DC, and he was the world’s oldest brewer at his death at 102. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery at the Heurich Mausoleum.  From the time of the brewery’s closing in the 1950s, there was no other brewery in DC until DC Brau Brewing opened its doors this April 2011.

Featured image: The Heurich House Museum photo is from specimenlife in the Borderstan Flickr pool.

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