by Borderstan.com July 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

"Farm to Street Party"

Click on the collage for more photos from Saturday’s Farm-to-Street Party on V Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

On Saturday, July 21, the Eat Local First weeklong celebration of local foods came to and end with the Farm-to-Street Party on the 1300 block of V Street NW. Although cloudy and rainy, the weather did not stop neighbors and hungry residents from gathering and enjoying a great urban block party.

There were plenty of dishes made with local ingredients, as well as local craft beer, wine and live music. Attendees also had the opportunity to buy from local retailers and take craft food classes in the event’s pop-up park.

Some participating businesses from the Borderstan area included Busboys and Poets, The Diner, Eatonville, Local 16, Whisked! and Logan Hardware.

Eat Local First is a campaign of Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in DC.

Borderstan.com was proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Check the Eat Local First website for the extensive list of sponsors who made this year’s series of events possible.

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by Borderstan.com July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am 0

"Local 16"

Live Green will celebrate Eat Local First Week at Local 16. (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

As part of Eat Local First‘s celebratory week, Live Green will host a Summer Bash on Wednesday, July 18 on Local 16’s rooftop, to celebrate another year of promoting and growing a green community.

The DC-based environmental organization will throw-down with specialty drinks (including Honest Tea cocktails), live music from DJ Payne of FunkDC and appetizers from Local 16 and Java/Café Green.

The event at Local 16 (1602 U Street) starts at 6 and goes until 9 pm. The price is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online. For more information, visit the event’s webpage.

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Eat Local First Week runs July 14-21. (Courtesy of Eat Local First)

Eat Local First is a campaign of Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in DC.

Borderstan.com is proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Look for more information in the coming days on events in the Borderstan area.

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by Borderstan.com July 18, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,035 0

Farm to Street Party, Eat Local First Week, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

The Farm to Street Party was Saturday on the 1300 block of V Street NW. It wrapped up Eat Local First Week, which was sponsored by the local business organization, Think Local First DC. The roasted lambs were prepared by Local 16 and owner Aman Ayoubi is pictured in the middle row at left. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Got some news for Mike? Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

You Say Goodbye…

A few days ago, ANC2B Commissioner Kevin O’Connor tweeted: “Post Office (14th & T) withdraws ABRA [Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration] application. May be a problem related to ownership of business. #ANC2B.” Back in May ANC2B voted to protest the license application as a step toward securing a voluntary agreeement. So it looks like Post Office will not be adding to the massive restaurant descent on 14th Street NW. Luckily we have plenty of others that will soon be joining us.

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by Borderstan.com July 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0

From Laura’s Weekend Picks… Eat Local First Week concludes Saturday with a street party on the 1300 block of V Street NW. Time is noon to 5 pm.

Eat Local First Week is on! The week-long campaign focuses on spotlighting local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally-grown food more accessible through out the DC community. Check out the full schedule and support local businesses, farms and the Eat Local First campaign at Saturday’s Farm-to-Street Party from noon to 5 pm on V St between 13th and 14th Streets NW. Expect lots of local food, craft beers, wines, local bands, a dunking booth, pie eating contexts and games galore. Buy your $15 tickets (gets you a lot of great food) in advance hereWe heard they are roasting 16 lambs.

 

by Borderstan.com July 15, 2011 at 9:20 am 0

Meridian Hill Park, Flick, Vileinist

“Slacklining at Meridian Hill Park.” Sunny and slightly cooler weather make it a great weekend to hang out outside. (Photo from Vileinist in the Borderstan Flickr pool)

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

Your complete guide to this weekend in and around Borderstan:

Friday, July 15

Still recovering from last night’s Bastille Day festivities? Kill some time before you, ya know, actually start doing any work today and snag some free tix to Virgin Mobile Free Fest. All you need to do is “like” the Facebook fanpage and click away, beginning at 10 am.

At night, head over to The Black Squirrel (2427 18 St NW) where Ridgewood Social Club will be returning for yet another night of mashup madness. RSC brought the house down over July 4th weekend. I felt like I was back in a sweaty frat house basement, only (a lot) older and (marginally) wiser, and I mean this in the absolute best way possible. Definitely don’t miss this one–the party starts at 10:30 pm. All info is available here.

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by Borderstan.com July 13, 2011 at 10:00 am 1,024 1 Comment

Eat Local First Week, Think Local First DC, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

Eat Local First Week kicked off Sunday with a pig roast at Local 16 on U Street NW. There is a Vegan Food Demonstration on Thursday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Borderstan welcomes Ashley Lusk to our team of writers. She is an active member of D.C.’s food community and writes for her own blog Metropoetrylis. She does digital marketing and social media for a youth development organization by day, but you can find her eating her way around The District at night and interpreting the movement of the city populous. You can find her on Twitter at @arlusk.

Knowledge of District institutions like Kramer’s Bookstore, Busboys and Poets and Ben’s Chili Bowl may make you a regular, but knowledge of the best place to get a ripe tomato or a good cut of beef make you local.

Now through July 16, celebrate D.C.’s vendors who support local sourcing at the Eat Local First Week. The week kicked off last Saturday with a live pig roast at Local 16, featuring pork from Highview Farm in Berryville, Virginia.

Eat Local First Week closes Saturday, July 16, with a Farm-to-Street Party on the 1300 block of V Street NW. The party will include roast lamb, and is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15.

In addition to the farm tours and “local-preneurs,” select restaurants will also be participating in the eat local movement this week; Logan Tavern, Cowgirl Creamery and Commissary will all be offering featured menus that highlight the best of their local products. For a full list of participating restaurants and events and their costs, visit www.eatlocalfirstdc.com.

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by Borderstan.com July 11, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,066 0

Local 16, Think Local First DC, Eat Local First, Luis Gomez Photos

Eat Local First kicked off a week of events with a Sunday afternoon pig roast at Local 16 on U Street NW. The event is sponsored by Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in D.C. Check eatlocalfirstdc.com for more information. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Got some news for Mike? Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Temple Garden Open House

We reported a few months back that the Temple Garden, “a local community garden on property owned by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry at 1733 16th Street NW, will be closing after the 2011 harvest.” The Temple Garden will be hosting an open house next Saturday, July 16 and is inviting the whole neighborhood to come out for tours and samples of the garden’s produce. It’ll be a family friendly event too, so bring the kids. All of the proceeds from the event will go toward the effort of saving the garden. You can learn more about how the community is striving to work with the Temple to preserve the garden on their Facebook page.

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