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Dupont – Logan – U Street

Tonight: Artist Talk at Hamiltonian Gallery


Hamiltonian Gallery's Founder Paul So with Katherine Mann and Adam Voiland (Vincent Gallegos)

Tonight, join exhibiting Hamiltonian Fellows Katherine Mann, Michael Enn Sirvet and Christian Benefiel for an artist talk at Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW; starts at 7:30pm. See ReadysetDC’s interview with Katherine Mann. Show through May 1.

View exhibition opening photos at VGDA Design Notes >

Vincent Gallegos is president of VGDA Design, a web design studio in Dupont Circle. He blogs about art, design and creative living while helping local businesses develop their online presence. You can visit his blog at or reach him directly at hello@vgdadesign.com.

April 14, 2010 Posted by | U Street NW | , , , | Leave a comment

SATURDAY: 14th & Farmers’ Market Halloween Costume Contest


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The 14th & U Farmers' Market is Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

From the 14th & U Farmers’ Market… this is TOMORROW at noon. There is also a bake sale with proceeds benefiting Martha’s Table.

  • What: Halloween Party at 14th and U Streets NW
  • Where: 14th and U Streets NW, in front of the Reeves Municipal Building
  • When: Saturday, October 31 at noon

“Wondering where to wear your costume during the day on Halloween. Enter the 14& U Farmers’ Market Halloween Costume Contest with great prizes for kids and adults, kindly provided by:  Saint Ex, Cork Market, Pulp, Mid City Caffe, Biaggio, Adventures in Shaw. Judging by Amanda of Metrocurean and Diane of Cork at Noon on Saturday, October 31.  Plus, DC FoodBloggers Spooktacular Bake Sale to benefit Martha’s Table.”

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, food, local business, on community, on events, U Street NW | , , | Leave a comment

This Morning: A Deer at 14th & U Streets NW


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What appears to be a White-tailed doe was spotted in the alley near 14th & U Streets NW this morning. (Photo: Phyllis D. Klein)

Update: Here is the story (and a real pic) from Phyllis D. Klein; she took the photo and has the story on Community Matters DC. Hope the deer is okay.

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A deer was spotted this morning, standing in the rear of 1912 14th Street NW, which is just south of U Street. There was a message on the Dupont Forum and U Street listservs on Yahoo! Groups, with a photo. (I saw the photo, but don’t have permission to post it.) My guess, from the pic, is that it is a White-tailed doe.

Apparently Animal Control rescued the deer. Anyone know anything more about the deer?

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, U Street NW | , | 2 Comments

Borderstan Weekend Oct 31/Nov 01


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Birch & Bailey and ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

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Asian-Latin fusion: Masa 14, 1825 14th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

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Teaism, 2009 R St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Birch & Barley and ChurchKey at 1337 14th Street NW are two new additions to the 14th Street corridor of restaurants and bars. Birch & Barley offers what sounds like as a delicious menu in the high-priced range. Both of these places offer an extensive list of beers. We are still waiting to go. Let us know what you think.

Masa 14 is at 1825 14th Street NW and is another new addition to the neighborhood, offering Latin-Asian inspired cuisine in small plate offerings. Ever since its soft opening last week the place has been full every night (I walk by regularly). It is beautiful inside and I was able to photograph it last Sunday. Reservations are recommended. Again, we are still waiting to go; let us know what you think if you have already been.

Teaism at 2009 R Street NW is a favorite around the neighborhood with a nice selection of teas and wonderful food. Perfect for a weekend brunch with a great and fast service—I had a very good meal last Sunday.

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October 29, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. museums, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, music, on events, U Street NW | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crimes of Note: October 17-23


Here are recent crimes of note in Police Service Areas (PSAs) 208, 307 and 305 for the October 17-23 period in the Dupont Circle, U Street and Logan Circle areas. Crimes of note are stolen autos, burglaries and violent crimes such as robberies and assaults.

This week, nothing but robberies to report—four of them with guns. Continue reading

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. crime, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, MPD, on crime, PSA 208, PSA 305, PSA 307, Shaw, U Street NW | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Open Studios with Mid City Artists


The Mid City Artists are having open studios this weekend, Oct. 24 & 25. Here is a great map with artists, locations and studio hours this weekend. This is a great walking tour in the Dupont-Logan-U Street-Borderstan hood.

October 23, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, Borderstan, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on events, Shaw, U Street NW | , , , , | Leave a comment

Borderstan Crimes of Note, October 1-11


Here are recent crimes of note in Police Service Areas (PSAs) 208, 307 and 305 for the October 1-11 period in the Dupont Circle, U Street and Logan Circle areas. Crimes of note are stolen autos, burglaries and violent crimes such as robberies and assaults. Continue reading

October 16, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. crime, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, MPD, on crime, PSA 208, PSA 305, PSA 307, Shaw, U Street NW | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Borderstan Weekend October 17/18


El Sol, at 1930 9th St NW. (Photo:Luis Gomez)

El Sol, 1930 9th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Rice Restaurant, at 1608 14th St NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Rice Restaurant, 1608 14th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Solly's Tavern, at 1942 11th St NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Solly's Tavern, 1942 11th St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

El Sol is located at 1930 9th Street NW in what is known as Little Ethiopia, but the menu is Mexican-Salvadoran. The food has great reviews is has affordable prices.

Rice Restaurant, is located at 1608 14th Street NW. Always a favorite of ours. The menu is delicious with a variety of East and Southeast Asian choices… the food is beautifully presented with a very nice atmosphere. Make reservations if you are planning to go on a weekend.

Solly’s is located at 1942 11th Street NW, and it is a place to go and have a beer or three; your neighborhood bar… very laid-back atmosphere. Don’t count on getting any food there.

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October 15, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, bars/clubs/lounges, D.C. museums, DC restaurants, local business, music, on community, on events, Shaw, U Street NW | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sad Day at Ben’s Chili Bowl


Ben's Chili Bowl, located at 1213 U St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Ben's Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

A local business-neighborhood icon has passed away. Chili Bowl founder Ben Ali died Wednesday of natural causes. More info at Washington Business Journal.

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, DC restaurants, local business, on community, Shaw, U Street NW | , , | Leave a comment

U Street: “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento”


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Joel Bergner and one of his murals, "The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento," just off the 1300-block of U Street NW (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Luis took this photo of the artist with his mural while out walking along U Street. This mural, “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento,” by Joel Bergner is in an alley just off the south side of the 1300-block of U Street NW. You can see it from the sidewalk the next time you walk by there. Luis has seen other murals around town that Bergner has done.

Bergner is a native Illinoisan, who lived in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, which helped to inspire his work. More photos after the jump.

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September 27, 2009 Posted by | art, Borderstan, on community, U Street NW, Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments