by Borderstan.com September 17, 2012 at 11:00 am 1,382 1 Comment

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Borderstan’s Express Night Out Best. (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.

The neighborhood is booming, for sure! This year’s Best of 2012 ballot for the Washington Post’s Express Night Out is loaded with Borderstan businesses and services (even the 15th Street bike lane!). You can vote more than once with voting closing on September 27.

Here’s who’s on the list!

  • Best Neighborhood blog: Borderstan
  • Outdoor Drinking: Standard BBQ
  • Sports Bar: Nellie’s Sports Bar, Touchdown
  • Gay Bar: Nellie’s Sports Bar, Town Danceboutique, JR’s Bar & Grill, Cobalt
  • Happy Hour: Hank’s Oyster Bar, Policy
  • Cocktail Menu: The Gibson, Policy
  • Bike Lanes: 15th Street NW, 14th Street NW, 11th Street NW
  • Date Spot: Posto, Bar Pilar
  • Place to Meet People: Posto, The Studio Theatre, Nellie’s, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
  • Art Classes: Art Jamz
  • Haircut: Bang Salon, Salon Cielo
  • Mani-Pedi: Mimosa Salon and Spa, Qwest Nails
  • Readings: Busboys and Poets
  • Gallery: Hillyer Art Space, Gallery Plan B, Hamiltonian Gallery
  • Theatre: The Studio Theatre
  • Thai: Rice, Sala Thai, Beau Thai, Thai X-ing, Thai Tanic
  • Seafood: Hank’s Oyster Bar, Pearl Dive
  • Ethiopian: Etete, Dukem
  • Sushi: Sushi Taro
  • Barbecue: Standard
  • Vegetarian: Busboys and Poets, Java Green/Cafe Green
  • South/Central American: El Tamarindo
  • Brunch: Masa 14, Busboys and Poets
  • Burger: Black & Orange
  • Frozen Treat: Pitango Gelato, Mr. Yogato, Pleasant Pops
  • Late-Night: Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • Sandwich: Taylor Gourmet, SUNdeVICH, Fast Gourmet
  • Indie Coffee Shop: Peregrine Espresso
  • New Restaurant: The Pig
  • Chef: Jose Andres, Dan O’Brien
  • Place to go to impress someone: Komi
  • Place to go with someone else paying: Komi
  • Farmers Market: Dupont Circle Farmers Market, 14 and U Farmers’ Market
  • Consignment Store: Current Boutique
  • Women’s Clothing: Redeem
  • Men’s Clothing: Universal Gear, Redeem, Alton Lane
  • Accessories: Lou Lou Boutique
  • Vintage Store: Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot
  • Gift Shop: PULP
  • Home Store: Vastu, Home Rule
  • Local Hardware Store: Logan Hardware
  • Specialty Food/Beverage Store: Seasonal Pantry
  • Pet Store: Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Store
  • Kid-friendly Restaurant: Eatonville
  • Gym: VIDA Fitness
  • Yoga Studio: Yoga District, Tranquil Space, Flow Yoga Center
  • Bike Shop: The Bike Rack
  • Specialty Gym: CrossFit Dupont, Fuse Pilates, Jaime Andrews Fitness
  • Pool: VIDA Penthouse Pool Club
  • Park: Meridian Hill Park

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by Borderstan.com August 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm 0

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Borderstan.com: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

Got a minute or two? Have time to give Borderstan.com a thumbs up with a nomination— and to all the great businesses in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area?

Borderstan.com was nominated in The Washington Post’s Express‘s annual “Best Of” list for “Best Neighborhood Blog.” To become one of the Top 5 nominees, for the final voting, we need more nominations, which are open until August 17.

It’s easy. Go to the Express’s “Best Of” nominations site and look for “Best Neighborhood Blog” in the “D.C. Life” section and type in Borderstan or Borderstan.com.

Please remember to nominate your favorite local businesses in the 10 categories: Nightlife, Dining, Worth the Drive, Arts. D.C. Life, Sports, Beauty/Grooming, Fitness, Shopping and Kids.

Thanks!

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