by Tim Regan December 3, 2015 at 11:30 am 0

Your last day this year to enjoy a beer at Garden District on 14th Street is Saturday.

The beer garden will close its doors for the season this Saturday at 5 p.m., according to co-owners Tad Curtz and David Rosner.

While they brewpub’s co-owners aren’t planning an end-of-season bash, the forecasted sunny weather on Saturday should be suitable for one last drink, they said.

The brewpub will reopen next March.

by Tim Regan July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm 1,106 4 Comments

1800 block of T Street NW, Photo via Street View

(Corrected at 2:16 p.m.) A man was shot and injured early this morning near one of the busiest parts of the 14th Street corridor, say D.C. Police.

Police say the victim was shot while walking on the sidewalk at the 1800 block of 15th Street NW around 2:20 a.m.

Ted’s Bulletin, Doi Moi, Black Cat, Garden District and other popular 14th Street destinations lie just one block from the crime scene.

The man was taken from the scene to the hospital, but police would not release his condition or whether his injuries were life threatening.

There were no related arrests, and police have not identified any suspects related to the shooting.

by December 17, 2010 at 5:15 am 2,055 0

Borderstan Christmas Trees

Want to buy a tree close to home? Better hurry or you may have to drive outside the neighborhood. (Luis Gomez Photos)

It’s the week before Christmas and you still haven’t bought a Christmas Tree, a wreath or greenery to wrap around your porch railing. You’re probably safe when it comes to buying the smaller green stuff. But if you’re looking to buy a tree in the neighborhood, you best do it now.

Local tree sellers report extremely brisk sales this year — much better than last year. The Ross School PTA sale ended last weekend (one week early) because they were not able to get trees for this weekend. One local retailer is already out of trees and will not be getting more.

In the Neighborhood

Here are your close-to-home options in the Borderstan area for trees, wreaths and greenery.


by October 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm 2,168 2 Comments


14th & S NW: Crepes on the Corner will be a joint venture of Garden District owner Joe Carmack and a local chef. The eatery will open in the former Garden District store on the northeast corner of the intersection. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Hat tip to the Prince of Petworth (and the Washington Business Journal for picking up his posting)…

I suppose this pretty much seals the deal: Crepes are replacing cupcakes as the new trendy thing to eat in Borderstan and surrounding environs.

Two creperies are coming to 14th and S Streets NW. The one at the northeastern corner, Crepes on the Corner, will be a joint venture between Garden District owner Joe Carmack and Chef Vincent Bradbury. This is the site of the original Garden District location, which is now at the southwest corner of the intersection.

Joe said Saturday that the cafe will be inside the former garden store (a pretty small space) with seating outside… and that they plan to use some of the outdoor space to grow ingredients. (more…)

by March 1, 2009 at 9:41 am 4,047 0

New Orleans--Evening in the French Quarter. The French Quarter is fairly large, almost 80 square blocks (relatively small blocks, it's true). Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.

New Orleans–Evening in the French Quarter on Toulouse Street. The Quarter is good sized, almost 80 square blocks (relatively small blocks, it’s true). It is opulent, tacky, rich, run down, tasteful, quiet, loud, American, European, Caribbean… all at the same time and depending on exactly where you are. I love it. Famous-infamous Bourbon Street is just one small part of the Quarter. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

We were in New Orleans the week before Mardi Gras for work, and Luis has some photos of the French Quarter at One Photograph A Day. There were many parades and parties in progress and I learned that Mardi Gras is really about a two-week progression up to the main event.

It was our first trip to New Orleans post-Katrina (we were there in May 2005) and the French Quarter, Warehouse District (next to the convention center) and Garden District looked fine. However, Luis was in a couple of other areas of the city, including the Lower Ninth Ward. Things are still not so good there–many abanonded houses and buildings, and a lot of rebuilding still going on. I looked up population estimates and the city supposedly has about 290,000 people compared to 490,000 pre-Katrina.

Some of my favorites photos of New Orleans on One Photograph A Day: New Orleans: Blue Dog… Canal Street: Mardi Gras Parade… Moon Walk on the Mississippi… Streets of New Orleans… and Eating Out in New Orleans.

A quick note on Commander’s Palace: If you go to New Orleans, you MUST eat at Commander’s Place in the Garden District; it’s worth the price. Commander’s Palace is Creole-French-New Orleans food, and one of the Brennan family restaurants (although there was a feud and the properties have apparently been split among family members). The proprietor of Commander’s Palace is Miss Dottie Brennan. The food? I wouldn’t even know how to begin to describe how good it was. I had oyster and chicken gumbo, pecan-encrusted gulf fish and a strawberry shortcake… and a few bites of my friend’s Creole Bread Pudding.


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