Borderstan

Dupont – Logan – U Street

Borderstan Weekend: July 11/12


Here are some suggestions of things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city.

Ristorante Posto at 1515 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Ristorante Posto, at 1515 14th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Cafe Saint-Ex Restaurant & Bar at 1847 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Cafe Saint-Ex Restaurant & Bar at 1847 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Ristorante Posto at 1515 14th Street, NW opened in December 2008 and is still a novelty in the area. They serve classic and modern Italian dishes, wood oven pizzas and focaccia. Its prices are in the upper mid range.

Cafe Saint-EX crowns the southeast side corner of 14th and T Streets NW. It is one of the pioneer businesses of its kind in Borderstan on 14th Street. They offer a delicious mix of American-Bistro style cuisine… always a good alternative in the area.

"Spring Awakening" at the Kennedy Center. (Photo: www.springawakening.org.)

"Spring Awakening" at the Kennedy Center. (Photo: http://www.springawakening.org)

"Dark Play or Stories For Boys" at the Forum Theatre at 1365 H Street NE. (Photo: Forum Theatre Web site.)

"Dark Play or Stories For Boys" at the Forum Theatre at 1365 H Street, NE. (Photo: Forum Theatre Web site.)

Spring Awakening” is playing at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW. It opens in DC after receiving eight Tony Awards. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater created the music, keeping most of the original dialogue, but creating a contemporary score.

Dark Play or Stories for Boys” by Carlos Murillo premieres at DC’s Forum Theatre at 1365 H Street NE… with a plot about teenage loneliness in today’s world.

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July 10, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, Borderstan, D.C. museums, DC restaurants, local business, Logan Circle, music, on community | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Summer Solstice, Restaurants and Stuff


Good morning, Borderstan. A few things from other blogs and online that caught my eye… as I sat around drinking coffee at my mom’s house.

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, food, local business, Logan Circle, Media, Metro, on community, on crime, on events, on the blogs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Story About ANCs, Small Businesses, Liquor Licenses and More


Let’s take a break from The Real World: DC and DC Council crime bills… and head over to the blog, 14th & You. The folks there had a posting Tuesday (“Partner of ANC Commissioner Attempts to Scuttle Saint-Ex Agreement; Goes After Policy Employees”) about the brouhaha over Cafe Saint-Ex, Bar Pilar and Policy on 14th Street NW, and the role of ANC 2B-09 Commissioner Ramon Estrada and his partner. (For background, it helps to first read the blog’s postings from June 6 and April 24.)

This story, as reported by 14th & You, is actually about more than just these three establishments on 14th Street NW. It is about our local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, city government, regulation of local businesses, liquor licenses, voluntary agreements and privacy issues—and how our city treats small business owners in general.

Editor’s Note: From my perspective, the story raises questions about all these issues, and they warrant discussion  in our neighborhood and our city. It is a discussion that is long past due. Borderstan.com welcomes comments (even some guest postings) from ANC commissioners (including Mr. Estrada), community groups, city officials and residents of the DupontLogan area.

From 14th & You: “Partner of ANC Commissioner Attempts to Scuttle Saint-Ex Agreement; Goes After Policy Employees”

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June 17, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. Government, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on local politics, on the blogs, public meetings, U Street NW | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

On the Local Blogs


What's the problem with Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW? Find out by reading 14th & You's post. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

What's the problem with Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW? Find out by reading 14th & You's post. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

Well, here’s a look at what’s a few of the local blogs anyway…

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May 10, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on the blogs, Shaw, U Street NW | , , , , | Leave a comment