Borderstan

Dupont – Logan – U Street

Borderstan Weekend: July 4-5 Edition


Here are some suggestions of things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city. (Also, check out Borderstan’s “July 4th: A Guide to the Guides, Street Closures.”)

El Paraiso Restaurant, 1916 14th Street, NW, Borderstan

El Paraiso Restaurant, 1916 14th St. NW in Borderstan south of U St. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

City Lights of China, 1731 Connecticut Ave. NW

City Lights of China, 1731 Connecticut Ave. NW, north of Dupont Circle. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

El Paraiso Restaurant at 1916 14th Street NW is always a perfect choice for a lazy weekend. Good cheap food with flavor… not fancy with okay service. If you are into Latin American soccer, this is the place to watch your team play while enjoying a beer and the company of many amigos. Mexican-Salvadoran places in DC are often good substitutes for traditional Greek-owned diners—since we seem to lack as many as other large cities.

City Lights of China at 1731 Connecticut Ave NW. Just north of Dupont Circle, it is an old favorite in the area. If Chinese food is what you are looking for this is a good place to go and have a delicious meal. The menu is divided between specialties from the regional cuisines of Szechuan and Canton.

August Wilson's Radio Golf at The Studio Theatre, 1501  14th Street, NW

"August Wilson's Radio Golf" at The Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW in Borderstan. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

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"The Color Purple" is at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. (Image: Kennedy Center Web site.)

August Wilson’s Radio Golf” at The Studio Theatre 1501 14th Street, NW. Showing here in Borderstan… gentrification is examined, according to the Studio Theatre: “The Studio Theatre’s production of ‘Radio Golf’ will strongly echo the current zeitgeist in Logan Circle, Washington and around the nation.” Continue reading

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July 3, 2009 Posted by | arts, Borderstan, D.C. museums, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, food, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on events | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dog Blogging: Lupe Attends Rolling Thunder


Lupe attended Rolling Thunder on Saturday at The National Mall. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos.)

Lupe attended Rolling Thunder on Saturday at The National Mall. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos.)

The weather is really disgusting this morning. Bluh. Thus, I post a photo of a cute dog taken this past weekend: Lupe of Borderstan (yes, she’s our dog) at the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride on Saturday on Constitution Avenue / The National Mall. Luis has a slide show of his photos from Rolling Thunder over at One Photograph A Day.

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, on events, on the blogs | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

June 6: Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure


The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is Saturday, June 6 on The National Mall. (Image: Komen Race Web site.)

The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is Saturday, June 6 on The National Mall. (Image: Komen Race Web site.)

This is this weekend: Saturday, on June 6: The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, on The National Mall. Details follow. This is a worthy cause: the fight against breast cancer. Continue reading

May 26, 2009 Posted by | on community, on events | , , | Leave a comment