by May 6, 2011 at 6:00 am 1,362 0

Cinco de Mayo, Hotel Rouge, 16th Street  NW, Borderstan

Venus celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Hotel Rouge on 16th Street NW. (Photo from Kimpton Hotels)

From Michelle Lancaster. Don’t think this is interesting or amusing? Well, you should have had another margarita. Instead you can tell me thanks, you hate it or give us some tips on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Cinco De Mayo Festivities!

I’m pretty sure that you didn’t miss it, given the size of the crowds at the bars around Dupont. The Obamas celebrated with mexican avocados; a bunch of you made a questionable decision to mix booze and dairy products at the opening of Pinkberry, which opened today as reported by DCist.

El Centro D.F. Opens on 14th Street NW

If you skipped the long line for free fro-yo, of which we already have about 100 options, perhaps you braved the hyped up crowds at El Centro D.F. Tell us how it was! And for the rest of you, shaking under your desk, here’s an oldie but goodie from the Examiner on hangover cures. Or get some hair of the dog at Salon.

El Centro DF, 14th Street NW, Logan Circle, Mexican restaurants, Bordersetan

El Centro D.F. is the latest addition to 14th Street's restaurant lineup at 1819 next to Black Cat. After much pre-opening publicity, the new Mexican eatery opened on Cinco de Mayo.

Drivers and Cyclists in D.C: Still Could Use Some Work

Greater Greater Washington notes that, despite bike lanes, many drivers and cyclists could use some education to coexist more harmoniously. The tips included in the article are pretty basic manners, which is probably why it is so groundbreaking for the city’s travelers.


by December 23, 2010 at 5:00 am 1,404 0

National Christmas Tree Luis Gomez Photos

The National Christmas Tree is on the Ellipse on the south side of The White House. There are smaller trees ringing it; one for each state plus DC and the U.S. territories and commonwealths. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Editor’s note: Can you live with “SYMHM” instead of “Stuff You Might Have Missed?”

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Alejandra Owens writes about food for Borderstan and at her own site, One Bite At a Time.

Help Alejandra Get a Tweep Nomination for Favorite Foodie

Our very own food writer, Alejandra Owens, could be up for Favorite Foodie in The Washington Post’s DC’s Top Tweeps of 2010! Go nominate her if you’ve enjoyed all those recipe round ups, farmers market updates and the real skinny on your favorite restaurants (not to mention her holiday wine-giving advice). Alejandra also writes about food at her own site, One Bite At A Time. Her Twitter handle is @frijolita and you can nominate her through noon on December 24, when nominations close. If she makes the cut voting begins after that!

About That Large DDOT Screen at 14th and U NW

The DC Department of Transportation has rolled out its first multi-modal digital display, which provides travelers with real-time information about their transportation choices on one screen. The screen is at the Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U Streets NW (on the 14th side). DDOT is planning to also install more NextBus displays at bus shelters across the city. However, with the MMDD, “Multiple transportation options are layered on this one dynamic display – not just buses, but Metrorail, bikesharing and carsharing as well.” All are displayed on an area map. Check out the YouTube overview of MMDD.



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