by May 4, 2011 at 6:00 am 1,429 0

Shaw, Washington DC, Melissa Green, Borderstan

A reader snapped this photo from her apartment of a 7 am fire on Monday. Location was 9th Street NW between T and U and the fire was quickly extinguished. (Photo from Melissa Green)

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Send Us Your Tips, Please!

We’re always looking for tips here at news, crime, interesting people, a tip on a new business or a restaurant… artists… you name it. You can email us at [email protected] — and yes, you can attach JPG photo files! If it happens in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, we want to know about it. Today’s SYMHM photo was submitted by reader Melissa Green (we should have checked that email account Monday morning, as we usually do). Green told us, “The firemen had it out pretty quickly once they got there — we’re talking within a minute or so. I just happened to wake up and see it out my window (from where I took the picture). I was actually about to call 911 when I heard the sirens.”

Got Milk? It Better be Pasteurized!

The feds have just completed a year-long investigation capped off with a sting operation to shut down…Amish farmers.  Raw milk is apparently a really big deal. The Washington Times has the full story on the potential health risks (E. coli) and the (apparent to the conservative paper) discrepancy in this enforcement action compared to other federal issues like immigration.


by February 22, 2011 at 6:40 am 1,339 0

 El Centro D.F. tacqueria at 1819 14th Street NW

Construction is stepping up at the planned El Centro D.F. tacqueria at 1819 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens and Luis Gomez

Out and about in the neighborhood this weekend we saw that El Centro D.F. on 14th Street NW — the taqueria brainchild of chefs Richard Sandoval and Kaz Okochi of Masa 14 — is coming along quite nicely. Metrocurean reported recently that they’d like to be open by Cinco de Mayo. Think they’ll beat the ticking clock?

In other news, still completely baffled by wine pairing? Neighborhood (and my) favorite, Ansonia Wines launched a new service this weekend. Add AnsoniaWines [at] Gmail [dot] com to your Google Contacts and you can Gchat your last-minute, dinner party-freak out questions about what to pair your fish dish with! Genius.

What say you eaters? Want to share a tip with us? Got the scoop on some food or restaurant news in the ‘hood? Email us borderstan [at] gmail [dot] com!

Alejandra also writes about food at her site, One Bite At A Time; you can follow her on Flickr (@frijolita). You can follow Luis on Twitter (@Luis Gomez Photos) and at his daily photo blog, One Photograph A Day.


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