by Borderstan.com February 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

"Vinoteca"

Vinoteca, 1940 11th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

This month, Vinoteca (1940 11th Street NW) will hold a winter wine class on Tuesday, February 19, and a wine dinner on Tuesday, February 26.

Winter Wine Class

The class, titled “The Grape Everyone Loves to Hate,” will showcase different styles and varieties of Chardonnays. The tasting session, held from 7 until 9 pm, is $40 and includes five-to-six wines, food pairings from Chef Lonnie Zoeller and a $5 gift card to the restaurant.

Argentine and Chilean Wine Dinner

On February 26, Vinoteca will host an Argentine and Chilean wine dinner, featuring a four-courses of South American cuisine and wine pairings. The dinner is $80 per person.

To register for the class or wine dinner, please contact Vinoteca at (202) 332-9463 or at wine[AT]vinotecadc.com.

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by Borderstan.com August 17, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,202 2 Comments

"Burgalries"

One of the suspects in the burglaries of Vinoteca. (Metropolitan Police Department)

DC Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying at least two suspects in connection with three burglaries of Vinoteca Wine Bar on the 1900 block of 11th Street NW. The burglaries occurred on Friday, August 3, Thursday, August 9, and Tuesday, August 14. The 1900 block of 11th Street is the first block south of U Street NW.

One suspect is described as a black male, late 40s to early 50s, wearing a dark short sleeve shirt, light colored shorts, light-colored sneakers with black tongues, and eyeglasses.

"Suspect"

One of the suspects in the burglaries of Vinoteca. (Metropolitan Police Department)

The other suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a light-colored T-shirt with partially visible lettering 4AR and dark-colored shorts.

Anyone with information about this case should call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.

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by Borderstan.com October 14, 2011 at 9:45 am 1,392 0

DC Wine Week, Alejandra Owens

DC Wine Week starts Saturday, October 17. Get the details on events and specials in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area and beyond. (Alejandra Owens)

From Ashley Lusk. Check out Ashley’s blog Metropoetrylis and find her on Twitter at @arlusk. You can email her at [email protected].

This Saturday kicks off the first-ever DC Wine Week — a citywide opportunity to enjoy wine, wine education and to help support the area’s growing local wineries, wine shops, wine bars, restaurants and merchants. (The event is sponsored by a number of local establishments and businesses.) There are several participating establishments in the Borderstan area; full details below.

The event starts with an opening bash at Sonoma in Capitol Hill on Saturday, and if the popularity of the invitation-only event has been any indicator of what you can expect this week, you should probably make your plans soon. However, if The Hill is a little too far from Borderstan for your Merlot fix, there are some great events closer to home.

Events in Dupont-Logan-U Street

Saturday, October 15

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Sunday, October 16

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Monday, October 17

  • At the Twine Up Urbana (2121 P Street NW) will be offering a $5 per glass happy hour special that includes a Chardonnay and Cabernet plus a special for DC Wine Week — Macabeo, a varietal from Cava and a red grape, Tempranillo.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Tuesday, October 18

  • Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Avenue NW) will be hosting “Does Terroir Really Make a Difference?” an education in the soil, climate and environment needed to produce a spectacular wine. The event that includes flights of three Sauvignon Blancs and/or three Pinot Noirs from three distinct wine regions — for just $10 per flight.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Head to Policy (1904 14th Street NW) for “Wine Down Wednesday” and get 50% off wines by the bottle.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Thursday, October 20

  • Just up the street in Adams Morgan… head to Rumba (2443 18th Street NW) for tapas with Chilean wine pairings.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Friday, October 21

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Saturday, October 22

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Specials and Tastings: Don’t Miss Events

If you can’t make it to one of the special DC Wine Week happy hours, the event website points out some great wine-focused specials and tastings to check out.

  • Wine Riot on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 7 to 11 pm both evenings. Location is the Daughters of the Revolution Constitution Hall and ticket price ($50 to $60) includes sample size pours of any and all wines at the Riot.
  • Washington Wine Academy Potomac River Cruises on Friday, October 21 from 6:30 to 8 pm and 8:30 to 10 pm. At the DC Southwest Waterfront, $55 per ticket.
  • Chocolate, Cupcakes & Wine at Co Co. Sala at 929 F Street NW on Friday, October 21 from 6 to 7 pm.

For a complete listing of events and wine tasting specials, visit www.dcwineweek.com

by Borderstan.com August 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm 1,658 2 Comments

Vinoteca U Street NW Alejandra Owens bocce ball

The bocce ball court at Vinoteca. (Alejandra Owens)

From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time

The BF (that is, my BF) is always talking about finding a place where we can enjoy a few libations and “do something.” Which is to say, he wants to play a game. There’s pool houses and Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle, but playing games while holding your drink and screaming over a crowd watching UFC just doesn’t sound so appealing after a long day at work.

Enter Vinoteca’s bocce court. You can sip on $5 glasses of wine, $7 sliders (two of ’em plus a salad) or other $5 treats during happy hour… and play bocce until the neighbors complain about the noise. (Vinotecca is at 1940 11th Street NW, just off of U Street).

My first experience on the back patio was this week at a friend’s birthday party. I didn’t know the rules and–don’t worry, you don’t really need to–Vinoteca posts them up for you. But in case you’re wondering, or would like to show off in front of your friends, you can check this site out for the run down on the game.

Vinoteca U Street NW Alejandra Owens

Vinoteca is at 11th and U Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

What do you guys think of the bocce court? I feel like DC could use more outdoor, and indoor, game spaces like this one. Maybe that’ll be the next trend… the BF can dream.

by Borderstan.com September 17, 2009 at 5:00 am 1,718 1 Comment

Here are my picks for things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city… restaurants, galleries and theater.

Ulah Bistro, 1214 U St NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Ulah Bistro, 1214 U St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Vinoteca, 1940 11th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Vinoteca, 1940 11th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Nellie's Sports Bar, 900 U Street NW.(Photo: Luis Gomez)

Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Ulah Bistro, located at 1214 U Street NW, has become a destination place in the U street corridor… delicious food and great prices. If you go once, you are sure to return.

Vinoteca, Wine Bar & Bistro, 1940 11th St. NW. Jose Manuel (my wine expert) says it is the perfect place to learn about wines. Has a great menu with a nice selection of charcuterie and cheeses.

Nellie’s Sport Bar, 900 U Street NW. This is a mix of gay bar, sports bar and neighborhood restaurant. Nellie’s has TV screens everywhere so you can follow your favorite teams. During the weekends the rooftop terrace is the place to be: crowed, noisy and fun.

"Zero Hour" at the Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW. (Image:www.washingtondcjcc.org)

“Zero Hour” at the Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. (Image: washingtondcjcc.org)

"Phèdre" at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW. (Image:www.shakespearetheatre.org)

“Phèdre” at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. (Image: shakespearetheatre.org)

"Dublin Carol" at the H Street Playhouse , 1365 H St. NE.(Image:scenatheater.org)

“Dublin Carol” at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. (Image: scenatheater.org)

Zero Hour” at the Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW: “Channeling Zero Mostel’s wild moods, crazy humor and righteous anger, Jim Brochu reintroduces us to this funny, fantastically contrary man whose penchant for truth-telling has been sorely missed.”

Phèdre” is at the Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW. Helen Mirren stars in Phèdre, an adaptation of Racine’s tragedy.

Dublin Carol” at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE: “Set in present-day Dublin on Christmas Eve, Dublin Carol relates the story of John Plunkett, a funeral parlor worker. John recounts memories of the drinking and womanizing of his youth with his younger assistant Mark. However, when his estranged daughter Mary arrives with sobering news, he is forced to face the more disastrous side of his past. Dublin Carol is a dark Irish comedy that follows John as he takes stock of his choices and their consequences–leaving us all more aware of our own lives and mortality.” – H Street Playhouse

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