by Borderstan.com December 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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Union Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Union Market has a lot to celebrate this time of the year. The new building, which is packed with specialty foods and products, is expecting a full-service restaurant this spring. If you’re looking to step outside of the neighborhood for some cheer, the market is also hosting several seasonal events, including a holiday cheese class at Righteous Cheese.

Union Market’s new restaurant 

Union Market is adding to its rows of pop-up stands and artisan bars. This spring, the market will welcome a full-service restaurant.

Last year’s New York Rising Star Sustainability Chef John Mooney is spearheading the new restaurant, which will have a contemporary American menu with a focus on sustainable, locally sourced foods. Most of the food items used in the menu will be sourced from Union Market vendors and a rooftop garden he plans to construct on the top of the Union Market building.

Holiday happenings 

Union Market is celebrating the season this year with several events for children and adults

  • Primetime Libations with the Grinch: This happy hour party will occur every Friday from December 7 through December 21, from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and holiday inspired drinks and will even be treated to an appearance by the Grinch.
  • Holiday Toy Drive: On December 14, Union Market will collect toy donations for the children at My Sister’s Place.
  • Gingerbread House Making: On Sunday, December 9, kids and adults are invited to attend a gingerbread making party from noon until 6 pm. The cost is $10.
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating: On Sunday, December 23, Union Market will offer holiday cookie decorating and hot cocoa at noon.

Holiday cheese classes at Righteous Cheese

Whether you are hosting or just attending holiday parties this season, having a little bit of extra cheese wisdom is always a safe bet. This month, Righteous Cheese will hold two cheese classes to discover and discuss six different types of cheeses, paired with three wines. Each class is $49 and is limited to 10 participants. Tickets and more information are available online.

Union Market is located at 1309 5th Street NE.

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From Michelle Lancaster. Got a news tip or event? Send Michelle an email.

Lanier to Stay as Chief of Police

Washington Post has the scoop – Mayor-Elect Gray appears to be leaning towards keeping current Chief of Police, Cathy Lanier, in her position. The article touts her accessibility; here’s hoping she can chime in on our recent crime post!

15th Street Bike Lanes Nearly Completed

WABA has the latest update on the 15th Street NW bike lanes. Painting is nearly done; important details like signage are still awaiting installation. Do our neighborhood bikers agree with the status? Experienced problems? Tell us in comments!

Sell the Car, Use Those Bike Lanes – Condo Prices On the Rise

The median price of condos in D.C. rose about 4% this year, reports DC Metrocentric.

Food and Drink in Borderstan

U Street Girl has the latest on BBQ at American Ice Co. (opening Thursday); we told you Hank’s Oyster Bar was finally granted permission to expand and We Love DC reports DC9 is still on track to re-open today.

Do You Disagree with the Selections on This ‘Best Of’ List, Too?

Twitter and Facebook were awash with angry comments on WUSA Channel 9′s ‘Best Of’ list today. Borderstan was pretty well represented. Most of the ire was over Lucky Bar and Lauriol Plaza as ‘best after-work bar’ and ‘best Mexican’, far as we could tell.

How to Beat Your Inner Grinch – Happy Hour & Ugly Sweaters

Join TBD at their Holiday MeetUp at The Big Hunt tomorrow, December 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. If beer, cookies and Skee-Ball can’t beat the holiday blues, I’m not sure what can. If that doesn’t work, try old-fashioned mockery and join their Ugly Sweater Contest or check out Washington City Paper‘s R.E.M. Christmas song review.

by Borderstan.com October 5, 2008 at 9:00 pm 0

From Logan Circle News… the 2008 Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) House Tour is Sunday, December 7.

December 7, 2008 – 30th Annual House Tour

LCCA invites you to attend its 30th annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 7, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m. The self-guided tour concludes with a Wassail reception from 3 until 5:30 p.m. This year we’re featuring East Logan, with special emphasis on the history of residential and commercial alley life in Logan’s own Naylor Court and Blagden Alley. For a brief history, click here.  For more general information on the alleys and stables of Washington, D.C., click here. For more information, or to volunteer, please email the house tour committee.

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