by Borderstan.com July 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,054 0

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

Aura Spa: “Aura Spa at VIDA Fitness is DC’s most unique urban boutique neighborhood oasis — a chic Washington, DC neighborhood day spa for men & women.” At the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW and the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Clean Currents: “Take a stand for clean energy. Find out how to go solar at home.” Green Energy solutions with locally based Clean Currents.

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: “Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

Eat Local First: “Eat Local First is a local food campaign that begins with a week-long celebration of local food in the Washington DC area. The focus will be on local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally grown food more accessible in the DC community.” Eat Local First Week is part of Think Local First DC.

Floriana Restaurant: “Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW, corner of 17th and Q NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: “Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW, just west of 16th Street.

MOVA Lounge: Enjoy MOVA’s new rooftop terrace and bar and be sure to check MOVA’s list of daily specials as well as their live entertainment. At the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW on the 14th Street corridor.

Pizza No. 17: Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW, south of Q Street NW.

Rice/DC Noodles: “The Rice menu that both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood. In addition, you can now order the DC Noodles menu at Rice during most of the week.” At 1608 14th Street NW, north of Q Street.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: “Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979.This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

VIDA Fitness: “Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Washington Fine Properties: “Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized as one of the most successful carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. One hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine their expertise to provide unequaled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers.”

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: “Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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by Borderstan.com July 19, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,239 0

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Eat Local First Week ends with its Farm to Street Party on Saturday, 1 to 7 pm at 13th and V Streets NW. (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.

Eat Local First will bring its weeklong local foods celebration to a close this Saturday, July 21, with the campaign’s Farm-to-Street Party. The party runs from 1 to 7 pm at 13th and V Streets NW. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online. (The entrance is at 13th Street.)

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Don’t miss the block party this Saturday! (Courtesy Eat Local First)

The urban block party will feature an array of dishes made with local ingredients, as well as local craft beer, wine and live music. Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop local retailers and take craft food classes in the event’s pop-up park.

Some participating businesses from the Borderstan area include 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 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, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

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Eat Local First will host two events on Thursday, including a locally sourced cocktail reception and a panel on local businesses. (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.

Eat Local First is in full swing this week. Tomorrow — Thursday, July 19 — the DC-based campaign will host two events: one to discuss the benefits of local food businesses and another to celebrate the art of local cocktails.

A Panel on Locavore Business

From 8 to 10 am, Eat Local First will convene a local panel to discuss how businesses are growing, sustaining and adapting to changing consumer behavior. “Locals Unplugged: Transforming Business for the Locavore” will take place at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street NW). Tickets range from $15 to $20 and can be purchased online.

Panelists for the event include June Blanks of Bodega, Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox/Watershed and Caesar Layton of Arganica.

The Art of Local Cocktails

If you’re looking to cool down from the high temperatures of the week, stop by Tryst at the Phillips (1600 21st Street NW) on Thursday evening for a taste of locally sourced libations.

The cocktail party, featuring Honest Tea-based creations, starts at 5 pm and goes until 8 pm.There is a $10 suggested donation at the door for 2 free drink tickets. A portion of the sales benefit the Eat Local First campaign.

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

About Eat Local First/Think Local First DC

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. For more information on the week’s events, visit our previous post on Eat Local First Week.

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by Borderstan.com July 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,214 0

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Eat Local First will host an Urban Garden Tour and After Party on July 17 from 5 to 8 pm at OLD CITY green.

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

On Tuesday, July 17, Eat Local First will host an Edible Urban Garden Tour to showcase some of the best sustainable and edible gardens in our city. The tour, intended to be educational and inspirational, will take place from 5 to 8 pm at OLD CITY green (9th and N Streets NW).

Participants are encouraged to set-up a self-guided tour (bike, walk or drive) of the gardens, meet with the gardeners and ask questions.

Following the tour, Eat Local First will host an after party at OLD CITY green, featuring food, beverages and bluegrass music from the Sligo Creek Stompers. The after party starts at 8 pm.

Tickets to the tour and after party are $20 and are available for purchase on the campaign’s website.

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 16, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,449 0

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

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Eat Local First is a week-long series of events ending this Saturday, July 21. (Courtesy Eat Local First)

Eat Local First, a DC campaign supporting the local food movement, is hosting a weeklong series of culinary conscious events throughout the city. The week kicked off Saturday and ends with the Farm-to-Street Party this Saturday, July 21.

The week’s Eat Local First events will focus on the benefits of sourcing from local farms, eating local restaurants and supporting the organizations and people that make locally-grown food more accessible to District residents.

The Week’s Lineup in Borderstan

The entire week includes 13 total events, six of which take place in the Borderstan area starting tomorrow. You can purchase tickets for all events online.

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is also part of Eat Local First events this coming week. It celebrates local, independent restaurants in Washington, DC that source food locally. Dine at these restaurants this week and enjoy Farm-to-Table menus, featured local entrees or discounts on local food. There are eight participating restaurants, with four of them in the neighbhorhood — 2100 Prime, Busboys and Poets, Eatonville and Darlington House.

About Eat Local First/Think Local First DC

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 week’s events in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

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

14th & U Streets NW, Borderstan, Utopia Development, Luis Gomez Photos

Businesses in the single-level modern building on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW have closed in advance of demolition for the Utopia Project on the southwest corner of 14th and U Streets. The development will house 220 rental units and 20,000 square feet of retail space. The buildings that are home to Ace Check Cashing, McDonald’s and El Paraiso are historic and will remain. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Talk to me on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Historic U Street Post Office Back on Market

1438 U Street is in need of a new owner, as Rock Creek Group placed the property back on the market. The Washington Business Journal has the skinny on why they decided to relist the property. Plans had been floated for retail, office and even condos in the historic structure, formerly Station 9.

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by Borderstan.com July 7, 2011 at 11:46 am 1,094 0

Local 16, U Street NW, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

Local 16 on U Street NW is the site of Sunday’s Local Pig Roast from noon to 5 pm. It’s part of Eat Local First Week. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

The great thing about four-day work weeks is that they go by so quickly. I felt like I needed a weekend to recover from last weekend’s three-day July 4th  festivities, but here we are again, on the brink of another weekend: time to rinse and repeat, everyone!

Here’s my round up of where to eat, drink, party and sneak in some culture in and around Borderstan this weekend:

Thursday, July 7

  • Venus in Fur is extended at The Studio Theater and Brightest Young Things has the hook up with special discounted tickets and a happy hour tonight. Join them for drink specials (your discounted $30 ticket comes with one free drink!) from 6 to 7:45 pm before the show that starts promptly at 8. Use the promo code BYTVENUS when ordering your discounted $30 tickets, available here.

Friday, July 8

Rice restaurant, Logan Circle, 14th Street NW, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

Rice on 14th Street NW and DC Noodles on U Street NW are debuting new happy hour offerings on Friday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

  • Since we’re all Sweetgreen fans here in Borderstan, you may want to venture out of the ‘hood and check out the local chain’s newest location in Foggy Bottom, which opens today at 2221 I (“Eye”) Street NW. Free salads/wraps for the first 200 people through the door; more info here.
  • New-and-improved happy hour alert! Local spots Rice Restaurant (1608 14th Street, NW ) and DC Noodles (1412 U Street, NW) are debuting new happy hour specials, including wines, sake and $4 appetizers every day from 5 to 7 pm.

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by Borderstan.com July 7, 2011 at 11:05 am 0

Eat Local First Week is a week-long campaign focuses on spotlighting local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally-grown food more accessible in the DC community.

Today Deals For Deeds has discounted tickets for Sunday’s Local Pig Roast (just $10).

Support local businesses, farms and the Eat Local First campaign at Sunday’s Local Roast from noon to 5 pm. A $15 donation will get you local food, two drinks (including local beer!) and a fun afternoon on Local 16’s rooftop, as well as a chance to win tickets to the July 16 Farm-to-Street Party which sounds amaaaazing. Learn more about Eat Local First Week (events all next week!) and get tickets to the kickoff bash at Local 16 here.

Eat Local First is sponsored by Think Local First DC, which is a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in Washington DC. Borderstan.com is a proud member of Think Local First DC.

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