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Hot Bats & Strong Arms

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The All Star Futures game showed a tremendous amount of minor league talent and future All Stars in the Major Leagues at Nationals Park, Sunday Home runs were flying as USA defeated the World 10 to 6 with both teams combining for six home runs (including two by Yusniel Diaz — a Futures Game record). The Manager for the World …

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MLB All Star hits Feverish Pitch Sunday

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The 89th Annual All Star Game is Tuesday night and the Home Run Derby Monday night at National Park but this Sunday, though easily overshadowed should not be forgotten. Some of the top MLB players will be playing at Nats Park on Tuesday Night, but many of the future pro players and even all stars will be playing Sunday evening. …

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Army Veteran Double Amputee Drowns in Chesapeake Bay

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Cody Iorns, a former combat Army medic, who lost both arms drowned after he fell off his board while paddle boarding on the Chesapeake Bay. Iorns, 25, went on a downwind run with three friends from Capital SUP yesterday afternoon when winds were gusting up to 25 MPH. From Capital SUP’s Facebook page: To our Family, Friends, and fellow Paddlers, …

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Catalonia Towers Over Washington

In Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdcLeave a Comment

This year, Spain is rocking the FIFA World Cup, while it’s smaller cousin from the north takes center stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Catalonia, the autonomous Spanish region has its own language, flag, even anthem. And just this month, Spain lifted direct rule in Catalonia after regional government leaders were sworn in. Castell is a Human Tower built traditionally …

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Ming’s Dynasty Comes to an End

In Chinatown, Closing, Food by RUNINdcLeave a Comment

After eight years, Ming’s, the late night establishment that often stayed open to 4am will be saying Zaijian. The building will be completely renovated to make way for another new establishment added to the ever-morphing street front of  Chinatown DC. Over the years, many prominent Washington officials, chefs and NBA stars have been known to dine and mingle at Ming’s …

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Father’s Day Shooting @Art All Night Trenton

In Food by RUNINdc

A heated dispute between gang members was the cause behind a deadly shooting that erupted in Arts all Night festival at Roebling Wire Works in Trenton, NJ, killing one and injuring 22. Gov. Phil Murphy, speaking at the Galilee Baptist Church after Sunday services, said the shooting may have stemmed from a “low-end neighborhood-level dispute” that spilled over into the venue. The deceased suspect has …

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CONGRATS ALLCAPS

In Hockey by RUNINdc

More than 100,000 people lined up on Constitution Ave and at the National Mall to cheer for and congratulate the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Many federal and DC agencies gave their employees time off to attend the parade. The Capitals players drank a lot of beer during the parade and on stage and even threw cans …

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Ellicott City Recovery in Full Swing: Credentialing Begins

In News, Police by RUNINdc

While Ellicott City was still recovering from the devastating 2016 flood, another deluge ravaged the historic city last month. The destruction was definitely worse than before and also claimed the life of National Guardsman Eddison Hermond who was swept away while trying to save others. Unfortunately the old city is still blocked off while Howard County officials continue with the …

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Why the Nats will Finally Win in ’18

In Baseball, Food, Opinion, Sports by RUNINdc

The wretched curse is finally LIFTED. The team that won President’s Trophy thrice with arguably Hockey’s greatest current player finally won the Big Stanley. But this wasn’t a given — the Washington Capitals were known for choking in the second round, mostly to our arch rival Penguins. But the Caps did something remarkable, even coming back from behind against the …

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Library Bar Owner Indicted for Rape

In Alcohol, Bar, News, Police by RUNINdc

It was Christmas eve and and a couple of employees invited a lady to stay after hours at the Library Bar after close The woman didn’t remember much – just that the bar owner, Israel Espiricueta began flirting with her. The next thing she knew, she was lying on the bar with Espiriceuta on top of her. Then he drove …

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Potomac River Rising

In News by RUNINdc

Photo by Jason Morenz (Potomac River shot from Key Bridge) Just because the deluge has ended doesn’t mean the flooding is subsiding anytime soon.  After 10 inches of rain, the Potomac River is about to hit the highest level since 2010. “Significant portions of the C and O Canal towpath are flooded,” according to the National Weather Service, and flood …

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Stanley Cup Festival Featured Shaggy and Sting

In Chinatown, Festival, Food, Hockey by RUNINdc

he streets outside the Capital One Arena turned into a massive street festival Saturday. The Capitals hosted their first Stanley Cup game in 20 years by throwing a big pre-game and game showing party from 4-11pm at 7th and G Streets NW. There were the Red Rockers Cheerleaders, former Capitals players and even Slapshot the mascot rallying the crowd. But the encore …

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Ellicott City Floods Again

In News by RUNINdc

Ellicott City was devasted by a massive storm Sunday as the overflowing Cooper River tried to empty into the Patapsco River. Just two years ago a flash flood forced the historic city in Howard County to rebuild much of its Main Street. An emergency was issued in Ellicott City in Howard County at 4:40 p.m. “This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS …

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The Drought is Over after Rout

In Food by RUNINdc

  The Capitals routed heavily-favored Lightening to advance to Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years. Two decades of playoff frustration for the Redskins, Nationals, Wizards and United are fading fast with the Caps winning three series in the playoffs especially after winning the last two games when all hope had seemed lost.

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Capital Blend Spring Concert @ XChange DC

In Music by RUNINdc

The Capital Blend an all-female professional a cappella group made a stunning performance at its Spring Concert in front of hundreds at the Exchange Saloon in Washington, DC. Photography by Jason Morenz Capital Blend is an all-female a cappella group in the D.C. performing all genres of music, including pop, rock, R&B, oldies, and more. Capital Blend has had the …

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DC Bike Ride Continues Despite Heavy Rain

In Food by RUNINdc

Weather update: DC Bike Ride is a rain or shine event! In 2016, our first annual event, we saw weather JUST like this, and still 7,000 bicycle lovers showed up and had a blast. Take some extra time to prepare for Saturday by making sure your bike is ready, your tires are inflated, and plan to wear layers and moisture …

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Derecho hits DC

In Food by RUNINdc

Severe thunderstorms blew through the D.C. area Monday evening bringing strong winds, heavy rain and moderate damage to cars and home from downed trees to lightning strikes. Also the George Washington Parkway southbound was closed for a few hours after being blocked by downed tree The derecho affected a wide swath of Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland with the most …

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Czech out Embassy Run

In Embassy by RUNINdc

The Czech Embassy celebrated 100 years of Czech Independence Enjoyed the spacious spacious acres of grassy meadows in the beautiful Rock Creek Park with the Ambassador’s house in the background. We enjoyed Pilsner Urquell and smoked sausages while checking out the latest Czech technology, including urban smart benches and tractors.

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Seoul Spa in Security Square Baltimore

In Food, Review by RUNINdc

t took me a while before I mustered the courage to visit Seoul Spa. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Korean Spas, but never made the effort to bare it all and try. So I finally did. For first timers visiting a Korean Spa can be an eye-opening experience. The uniform rules in the wet spa is simple and …

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French President Macron Visits GW

In GW, News by RUNINdc

he President of France, Emmanuel Macron, visited Washington, DC and held a town hall meeting at the Smith Center with George Washington University students and staff. It’s not everyday you see a foreign head of state walking around town shaking hands and meeting with the people. This is after President Trump’s first state dinner and after President Macron ripped him …

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Wind Gusts Wreck Havoc to DC’s Cherry Blossoms

In Cherry Blossom, News by RUNINdc

Peak bloom is this weekend and on the day before the Nationals Opening Day, DC’s highly-touted and delicate Cherry Blossoms took a heavy beating with winds gusting to 50 MPH. The winds will subside when the Nationals play the NY Mets and huge crowds is expected at the Tidal Basin for peak bloom. But a cold front is approaching Saturday …

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April Pranks at Awesomecon

In Convention Center, Events, Fashion by RUNINdc

GIFs by Jason Morenz Awesome Con brought HUGE crowds and colorful costumes to the Convention Center in DC The sixth-annual Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing hundreds of thousands of fans together with their favorite super heroes and villains from across comics, movies, games and television.   The three-day event held at the Washington Convention Center which include panels, …

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Baskin Robbins Offers $1.50 Cones

In Food by RUNINdc

All day Saturday, March 31,  Baskin-Robbins around the country are selling $1.50 ice cream cones. You get a single scoop of any flavor you like—toppings and additional scoops cost extra. Baskin-Robbins calls this deal the “Celebrate 31” promotion touting its famous 31 flavors. That’s why it’s being held on the 31st of March.

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Blossom Kite Fest Kicks Off

In Cherry Blossom by RUNINdc

The seventh annual National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from all over the world through a variety of competitions and demonstrations. Washington DC, Cherry Blossom Kite Festival 😮 pic.twitter.com/W41lk6Ec5s — David Berry (@BerryDavid) March 31, 2018 It’s a beautiful day in #DC! Join us at the National Cherry Blossom Festival- Blossom …

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Night at the Museum by OneTrust

In Events, Food by RUNINdc

t was quite a night at the Museum with plenty of fantasy, humor and yes, networking.  OneTrust had an important announcement — the launch of a Consent and Data Subject Rights 2.0 Platform which would be showcased  at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit the next day The Global Privacy Summit is where the world’s data protection profession gathers And for the professionals …

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Students Pour into DC to March for Our Lives

In Food by RUNINdc

Gifs by Jason Morenz undreds of thousands of students took to the streets to demand tough gun-control laws in the March for our Lives Rally today in Washington, D.C. Student protesters stretched from the US Capitol to the White House. It was arguably one of the biggest student-led protests in D.C. since the Vietnam War.   More than 150 student survivors …

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Most Snow in Spring since ’64

In Food by RUNINdc

Photo by Jason Morenz t may be the second day of spring, but it was the most significant snowfall all season.  As of 4pm, Reagan Airport has recorded over 4 inches of snow, the most snow this late of the year since 1964. Dulles reached 5 inches of snow, which is double the record of 2.3 inches set in 1964. As expected, …

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Instant Bridge Collapses in Miami

In News by RUNINdc

A newly installed 950-ton bridge, that was installed within a few hours, collapsed on Florida International University’s campus Thursday, killing at least four people. First responders tending to victims at the scene, searching for people in the rubble and loading others on stretchers into ambulances. Firefighters have pulled out at least four deceased people from the rubble, Miami-Dade Fire Chief …

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Crazy Man Dancing in Georgetown

In Georgetown by RUNINdc

RUNINDC just spotted some nut job dancing like a lunatic on Wisconsin and M Street. Hey it’s pristine Georgetown, not exactly Times Square. And this is our version of the Naked Cowboy, I guess.      

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Nor’eastern Ravages DC and Ten States

In News by RUNINdc

he entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast just survived a severe nor’easter known as a “bomb cyclone” because of its explosive development. The storm was strong and massive, lingering for over a day. Ten states were under a high wind warning Friday, which was issued for sustained winds of at least 35 mph, or gusts exceeding 55 mph. While the winds …

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After Ten Years, Tortoise and Hare Crawls to a Close

In Arlington, Closing by RUNINdc

The Tortoise and Hare opened over ten years ago by Brian Montgomery and Erik Dahlseid. The popular bar know for hosting Pittsburgh sports teams (Steelers, Penguins, Pirates) has scored its last goal. And last night, the Crystal City bar closed their doors for the last time. Here’s a post by Brian Montgomery: “As we posted back in August, we were beginning the …

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Carnival’s Cruise Vacay Nightmare

In Food, News by RUNINdc

  10 day cruise onboard a luxury cruise ship in the balmy South Pacific would seem to be rest and relaxation for some people, but not for these vacationers. A Carnival Legend cruise ship which can carry more than  2,000 people just returned to Melbourne Saturday after several large fights erupted causing many passengers to hide  inside their cabins, especially from …

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DC’s Year of the Dog

In Chinatown by RUNINdc

Gung Hay Fat Choy! DC Welcomes the Year of the Dog  in style with celebrations all over the city all weekend. The annual Chinatown parade kicks off at 6th and I Street Northwest at 2 p.m. Sunday. Expect a colorful celebration featuring lion dances, dragons, marching bands, kung-fu, and even clowns in tiny cars! After the parade, there will be a …

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VT Hacks

In Food by RUNINdc

Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, VA held it’s VT Hacks on Feb 16-18, 2018. VT Hacks is an annual event held since 2014 where students of local schools come together at Virginia Tech and spend 36 hours working on teams of up to four people to create and build a project they are passionate about.

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14th Street Pizzeria Closes After Marijuana Bust

In Closing, Food, News, Pizza, Police by RUNINdc

After five years, Piola, the 14th street Italian-based restaurant chain  has closed. Earlier last month, Police responded to a marijuana party, finding several tables with marijuana on display apparently for sale. Five people were arrested in this case. Gifting marijuana is legal in DC, but storefronts are not allowed causing business deals to be made in area bars and restaurants. It’s …

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UMBC’s New Multi-Purpose Events Center

In News, Sports by RUNINdc

fter two years of construction the UMBC Events Center will open this Saturday at 4pm with a men’s basketball game against the Vermont Catamounts. Nancy Young, the school’s vice president for student affairs, said that the Event Center was built to enhance athletics, student life and the university’s relationship with the community. UMBC’s varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams, as …

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Washington Auto Show

In Automobile by RUNINdc

Washington Auto Show‏  #WAS18 is in full swing. Come down to the Washington Convention Center now through February 4th and experience a one-of-a-kind indoor 100,000 square foot Ride N’ Drive experience presented by @LandRover @Jaguar.

How to Get Tickets to National Museum of African American History

In Misc by RUNINdc

Here’s how to get tickets to the African American History Museum: Timed passes are released the first Wednesday of each month. The next advanced tickets will be released online Wednesday, Jan 5, at 9 a.m. for visits in April. Up to six tickets can be ordered at a time and tickets go quickly. A limited number of same-day timed passes …

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Cousins Steer Redskins to Victory over Broncos

In Football by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz LANDOVER, Md. —  The Redskins won over the Broncos with Kirk Cousins throwing for three touchdowns in their final home game at Fedex Field Redskins’ record improves to 7-8, giving the team a decent shot at finishing at .500 with a New Year’s Eve victory in the season finale against the New York Giants In the last …

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Fire in Adams Morgan

In News by RUNINdc

#1 Juicy Cajun Seafood, an Adams Morgan restaurant that has been closed for the last few weeks, caught on fire early Saturday morning. Fire crews responded to the 2400 block of 18th Street Northwest at 12:17 a.m. and found the #1 Juicy Cajun Seafood restaurant had a fire in the attic. Firefighters use d hooks to open the roof and …

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Zoo Lights

In Christmas, Woodley Park by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz ecember can be the best time to visit the National Zoo – not just to see the animals, but the lights, ZooLights, that is — the Smithsonian National Zoo’s annual tradition of lights, music and moving animals. During ZooLights, powered by Pepco, more than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland after dark. …

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Papa John Points Finger at NFL for Piss Poor Sales

In Food, News by RUNINdc

ohn Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain, will step down as CEO in the wake of controversial comments he made in November about the NFL’s handling of the anthem protests. The 56-year-old founder of the pizza chain came was criticized after remarks he made during the company’s third-quarter earnings call. He said Papa John’s — a National …

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Potomac Lanes Bowling

In Food, Sports by RUNINdc

owling has gone through a major transformation since its heydays in the 90s. There has been a steady reduction in bowling leagues over the years and investors have realized that bowling centers can be sold and the land could be used for more profitable ventures. The decrease in league bowlers is the main reason there has been a sizeable decline in …

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Throngs of Women Accuse Massage Envy of Abuse

In Food by RUNINdc

Over a 180  women have reported sexual assaults at Massage Envy Spas across the nation. Despite these allegations, the company has failed to take accountability or even admonish the assailant, often keeping them on the payrolls. Massage Envy the largest chain of massage franchises in the country, is a billion-dollar business that promises trustworthy services at an affordable price. One …

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Argentine Submarine is Missing

In Navy by RUNINdc

No contact has been made with the Argentine submarine, the ARA San Juan for the last 72 hours and an extensive air and sea search operation is underway with assistance from the US and UK. A Nasa research plane as well as a U.S. Navy P3 has joined the search for the vessel. The TR-1700 class diesel-electric vessel had been …

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La Niña Means a Green Christmas for the East

In Food by RUNINdc

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is calling for a warmer than normal winter in much of the Eastern coast of the US. La Niña is the opposite of an El Niño weather pattern which happens when the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean are unusually cold, causing the air above to be quite dry. That cool air sinks …

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US Navy Draws Gigantic Penis in the Sky

In Food by RUNINdc

Plenty of onlookers from the ground in Okanogan County, Washington were amused by Thursday afternoon’s sky doodle. A spokesman for Naval Airbase Whidbey Island airbase confirmed that the aircraft involved was one of its Boeing EA-18G Growlers. The jet specialises in electronic warfare and is a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. Lt. Cmdr. Leslie Hubbell from Pacific Fleet Headquarters …

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Museum of Bible Opens

In Openings by RUNINdc

After much anticipation, the Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC The Museum is the brainchild of Hobby Lobby owner Steve Green. The $500 million museum contains eight floors of biblical artifacts and exhibits from over the centuries ― including fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the largest private collections of Torahs in the world, The Museum is open 10am …

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Veteran’s Day Deals Nov 10-12 ’17

In Food, Military by RUNINdc

Saturday, Nov 11 Cici’s Pizza Free adult buffet Buffalo Wild Wings  Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries. California Pizza Kitchen: Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating locations. Logan’s Roadhouse Free meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dunkin Donuts  Free donut Greene Turtle Up to $12 …

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“HAVE A BOGO ON US” Tuesday

In Military by RUNINdc

Chipotle is saluting the military Veterans with a military ID can buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to close. The offer is valid for all active-duty, Reserves, National Guard and retired service members, their spouses and veterans. In-restaurant orders only. Here are some area Chipotles

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McCormick and Schmick’s Veterans Appreciation Day

In Food, Military by RUNINdc

Are you a veteran and like Seafood or Steak? Then you should consider visiting McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants for its annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday Nov 5, 2017 for a free entree during lunch or dinner. Proof of military service required, but not needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Be sure to contact your local McCormick …

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Lerner Family Dysfunction Impacts Nationals Future

In Food by RUNINdc

or the seventh time in 13 years, the Nationals will be looking for new leadership for next season. I never agreed with Dusty Baker’s hiring – He was a little bit outdated and it was in the other end of the spectrum. How did we go from unproven, inflexible and inexperienced in Matt Williams to a proven players-manager, but old-fashioned …

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Rays Provide Relief to Puerto Rico

In Food by RUNINdc

The Tampa Bay Rays stepped up to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by chartering a plane to deliver medical supplies and equipment to Ponce, Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, the organizations helped preserve cancer tissue samples from a Puerto Rico biobank and pick up cancer patients, caregivers and nuns from a local church. Rays left-handed pitcher and …

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Golden Corral to get Redesign

In Food by RUNINdc

Golden Corral will be getting a new look and feel starting next year. The privately held Golden Corral, which has nearly 500 restaurants, saw revenue fall 2.6 percent last year. Buffet restaurants are suffering because their core customer tends to be a lower-income diner who eats out less often The new building design seeks to boost Golden Corral’s curb appeal. …

Chilly Sales for Chili’s

In Food, News by RUNINdc

he casual dining chain whose sales have been slim in recent quarters has restructured its corporate staff and has now put their menu on an extreme weight loss diet. Chili’s is slashing its menu by a whopping 40% from 125 to 75 items to focus on three things: Burgers, Fajitas and Ribs. “We had to take control of what we …

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Dolphins Coach Snorting Coke

In Food by RUNINdc

The Dolphins Offense completely stinks and one of their coaches may have been snorting coke. The Miami Dolphins are investigating a video that allegedly shows offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting a white powder off a table. This is the video supposedly of Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting coke before a meeting pic.twitter.com/L7ZsdZMH7U — Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) October …

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Hard Rock Cafe in the News

In News by RUNINdc

The Hard Rock Cafe an anchor in San Diego since 1998 will be closing at the end of the year. ‘mreedy02’ in Instagram captured video from the Biloxi, Miss Hard Rock Cafe’s parking lot showing cars tossed around like electric guitars in the raging flood water. Hurricane Nate made it’s second landfall Sunday as Category I hurricane To contact Hard …

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UFC to recognize First Responders

In News by RUNINdc

Dana White, President of the UFC plans to make UFC 216 a celebration of the city and provide more than 1,500 free tickets to first responders They will also get food and beverage vouchers courtesy of the arena and have t-shirts on their seats upon arrival. An acknowledgement of their heroism is planned for the pay-per-view broadcast. White also expects …

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Hy-Vee to Develop 26 Wahlburgers

In Food by RUNINdc

Hy-Vee will develop 26 Wahlburgers in its Midwest stores The 26 locations that Hy-Vee is planning to develop will double the chain’s size. The deal gives Wahlburgers a well-funded, well connected franchisee who can effectively spread the brand in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Hy-Vee will bring Wahlburgers items into its Market Grilles as they open restaurants in various markets.

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Dollar Margaritas @Applebees

In Alcohol, Food by RUNINdc

You can get endless margaritas for a dollar, & I’m basically already hungover https://t.co/07apuEcHkR via @sheknows #margarita #applebees — Momo Go (@mogo44444) October 7, 2017 .@Applebees Is it true your Dollaritas are 1 part cheap tequila, 1 part cheap margarita mix & 3 parts tap water? #SIU #Salukis #Applebees pic.twitter.com/SgfNlTsvUn — Soberly Intoxicated (@SIDrunks) October 7, 2017 #Dolarita ayeeee🥂🤘🏼 #Margarita …

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Black Chick labeled at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

In Food by RUNINdc

Cassandra Peoples visited a Gainesville Tropical Smoothie Cafe looking forward to enjoying a detox shake. The employee asked for her name when taking her order, like they normally do. But when she looked at the receipt, she saw “Black Chick” instead of Cassandra. Tropical Smoothie Cafe provided this response. “Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC is aware of the incident that occurred …

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Team St John Strong

In Charity, Food, Running by RUNINdc

e have watched our nation buffeted and drowned by mother nature, and we feel truly overwhelmed. Lets use the national reach of our powerful little organization to make a difference. TRR will focus our efforts on St John, USVI. The people and businesses on St John have supported our TRR wounded and disabled veterans with limitless support for more than 10 years. They …

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Tesla Semi Beast to Disrupt Trucking

In Food by RUNINdc

Next month, Tesla will be unveil the first semi-autonomous fully-electric class 8 semi truck – Electrek Though only boasting a range of 200-300 miles — a far cry from what a typical Over-the-Road truck driver drives a day, the announcement is expected to be disrupt the commercial trucking industry. With a price tag of $100,000 it is significantly cheaper than …

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Busiest Day of Year Since Inauguration

In Alcohol, Bar, Capitol Hill, Events, Fashion by RUNINdc

The National Mall will hold a huge rally in support of President Trump, while those opposing Trump will be protesting nearby. MOAR,  The Mother of All Rallies Patriots Unification Gathering will take place at the  near the Washington Monument from 10 a.m. ET to 5 p.m with an estimated 2,000 participants. The event will feature speeches from vocal Trump supporters …

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Art All Night @CongressHeights

In Art, Congress Heights, Food by RUNINdc

Sat, Sept 23 Art All Night – the Chocolate City Edition – welcomes all to come experience all forms of visual and performing arts, that takes you on a journey across the DC African American Diaspora.  Through myriad forms of art and cuisine, there will be over 20 venues featuring over 300 artists celebrating the history and future of Gospel, …

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DC Mayor Considering St Elizabeth’s for UMC Replacement

In Congress Heights by RUNINdc

Mayor Bowser is considering the St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights as the best home for a new hospital to replace the ailing, District-owned United Medical Center. “St. Elizabeths campus was chosen after an analysis of six available potential building sites within Wards 7 and 8,  Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement. Political support for replacing UMC, the only hospital east …

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The American Red Cross Provides Disaster Relief

In Charity, Food by RUNINdc

There are roughly 6,000 American Red Cross volunteers on the ground in 13 states and U.S. territories whose sole purpose is to help their neighbors. These 6,000 volunteers are helping thousands they’ve never met, who have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, as well as thousands more threatened by wildfires across the West and Northwest. Irma: Overnight, nearly 22,000 …

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JMS – Hauling for Houston

In Charity by RUNINdc

For the last several days, Riley Larson, general manager of JMS Transportation, launched a donation drive to fill up a 53 foot trailer with essential items for Houston. Riley was pleasantly surprised by the response.  People from all over the neighborhood came in droves. Many even donated money – $3,500 was raised which was used to purchase groceries. And on …

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Big Top on the Mall

In Food, Music, News by RUNINdc

The Greatest Show on Earth my have come and gone, but the days of circus acrobatics are far from over. And this year for the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival – a historic stroll down memory lane, how appropriate it is to spotlight the circus, it’s impact on society – past and present. When the Folklife Fest held …

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DC Westin Hotel Kitchen Fire

In Food by RUNINdc

Fire broke out in the kitchen at the Westin Hotel at Thomas Circle in Northwest DC Saturday evening. Smoke was billowing from the Westin’s rooftop and more than a dozen fire trucks reported on the scene. The fire started in the kitchen of Rural Society, a restaurant in the Loews Hotel which shares the ventilation system with The Westin. By 9pm, …

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A Scalding Roasting from DC’s Filter Coffeehouse

In Coffee, Food by RUNINdc

by Chito Peppler Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar  the long-time coffee shop in downtown DC  just called RUNINOut a “Piece of Crap.” Apparently they weren’t happy with the pictures that the search engine had gleaned from Filter’s Facebook page, even though RUNINOut has been asking for input for the last several years. After the fifth inquiry (since Sept 2013), Filter finally …

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Tacos & Tequila Festival

In Food by RUNINdc

*** DC’s 1st Taco Festival *** ** Over 40 Craft Breweries/80+ Beers Included ** ** Tequila Pavilion (Mezcal Too!) ** DC’s Best Taquerias and Taco Trucks Come Together to Showcase DC’s Best Tacos! 2 SESSIONS Session 1: VIP: 11 am – 3 pm General Admission: Noon – 3 pm Session 2: VIP: 5 pm – 9 pm General Admission: 6 pm …

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Days Inn Easton to be Torn Down for Da Vinci Science Center

In Food by RUNINdc

The Da Vinci Center is coming to Easton.  A 170,000 square foot science center with a 500,000 gallon saltwater tank featuring sharks and a large-screen movie theater is coming to downtown Easton. The $130 million project, which is an expansion of the Da Vinchi Science Center in Allentown will be billed as the largest aquarium in Pennsylvania. The Days Inn …

EU Embassy Run Record $4K Raised

In Food by RUNINdc

Washington, D.C. – The 8th annual EU Embassy Run kicked off without a hitch last Saturday. Earlier on, the cold front threatened to dump rain all across DC that morning, but thankfully the weather cleared up just in time for our 9am run. Over 75 runners and volunteers participated in the run that covered 10-13 miles, visiting over a dozen …

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Two Video Pirates Charged with Illegally Recording Fate of the Furious

In News, Police by RUNINdc

LINTHICUM, Md. —  Two men were caught in the Hoyt’s Movie Theater in Linthicum, MD yesterday recording The Fate of the Furious. An investigator from the Motion Picture Association of America told police he had been watching two men who were known to be movie piracy suspects. He said he saw them go into the movie theater and illegally record …

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Mad Man Rampage on Good Friday @ Glory Days

In Food by RUNINdc

hortly after noon, a mad man forced his way to Glory Days Grill on John Milton Drive in Reston, VA swinging a big chain at customers and employees. First he threatened patrons and employees that were on the front patio. People rushed inside and locked the doors, but the man managed to break in by breaking the glass door with a …

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Ben’s ChilI Bowl Honors Wizards

In Food by RUNINdc

new mural has been painted on the wall of Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. The mural features star players John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. The mural is temporary, but we hope the Wizards have a long and successful playoff stretch.

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Flower Power in Anacostia

In Food by RUNINdc

njoy an interactive art installation, art exhibitions, floral arranging classes, workshops, live music, spring fashion. Free and Family-Friendly. Part of the Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Live Music from the “funk with soul” band Aztec Sun Retro Beats with DJ Laura Lopez Art Exhibitions: “Pathfinders” by Michael Platt in Honfleur Gallery “Reclamation” by …

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Construction Workers Stuck on a Boom in SE DC

In Food by RUNINdc

DC Fire and EMS have rescued two construction workers stuck about 10 stories high on a disabled boom lift in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Southeast DC. The construction workers were working on a building in the 1200 block of First Street SE. Using a ladder, both workers was rescued by the first responders at around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. The workers …

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DC’s Namesake Bar Closes

In Food by RUNINdc

One of Foggy Bottom’s premier sports bars has closed its doors for the last time.  After after opening in 2002, the tavern that bears the name of DC’s statehood  movement has sadly closed. Located in between George Washington University and Georgetown, 51st State Tavern was a perfect spot for GWU students during happy hour and to hang out after school. Despite its …

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Apple Store Pentagon City Expands

In Arlington, News, Openings by RUNINdc

he Apple store at Pentagon City has just completed a major rebuild. Gone are the days of stuffy spaces with cramed customers. The new build is quite transformative, taking over two neighboring stores and closing for nearly six months. It now offers  large glass doors, touch-sensitive sequoia wood tables and shelves, seating areas for community events, large 6K resolution video …

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Atlanta’s First Cat Cafe

In Food by RUNINdc

his month, the first cat cafe in Atlanta will open. Java Cats Cafe was initially funded as a kickstarter project by founder Hadyn Hilton. They have partnered with PAWS Atlanta, which is the oldest no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. Java Cats Cafe will serve as a foster for up to 20 cats at a time in their cat room. All of …

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Bardo Brewing on the Anacostia River

In Alcohol, Beer by RUNINdc

here’s a new brewery on the Anacostia River and it has began a month-long soft opening – just in time for baseball season. Bardo Brewery which moved from the Trinidad location Bladensburg has moved after five years. Now the beergarden on 25 Potomac Ave SE, recognized as one of the best 22 in America by Timeout, has 2 acres right on the …

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#NotmyPresidents Day Protest in DC

In Dupont Circle, Misc, News, Police by RUNINdc

#NotMyPresident’s Day Protest resident’s Day celebrates the great leaders of our nation and reminds Americans the presidency is not only a position, but a symbol of America and our values Today, a day after Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida to defend his first 30 tumultuous days in office, DC residents as well as many across America protested Trump’s …

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All 230 Arrested Charged with Felony Rioting

In Food, News by RUNINdc

Police arrested 230 on Inauguration Day and charged all of them with felony rioting. The U.S. Attorney’s Office stated the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Many of the protesters were dressed in black clothing, scarves and masks. Picking up bricks and using crowbars, they smashed storefront windows and …