View Post

Chaplin’s Co-Owner Armin Amin Dies in Car Accident

In News, Shaw by RUNINdcLeave a Comment

The Chaplin’s family is heart-broken by the loss of our friend, brother and legend, Armin Amin. You were a gentle giant with a huge heart – taken from us, way too soon–while always caring for others. We were blessed by your generosity, grace and spirit. You have done so much for our city and from the bottom of our hearts, …

View Post

Hanging up with the Hangar

In Food by RUNINdc

I really want this place to do well.  Hangar Club, a former strip club in Temple Hills, MD – closed two years ago, calling it an “imminent danger to the safety and welfare of the public.” Last year, the Hangar Club, located in the 6400 block of Old Branch Ave, reopened under new management and new business model as a …

View Post

Canton Comes to 14th

In 14th Street, Chinese, Dim Sum by RUNINdc

here’s a roaring bar scene on 14th. New, upscale restaurants pop up as frequently as humid days in July.  That’s why it came as a huge surprise to see a new neighbor that has a totally different look and cuisine. There are the Meiwahs and the Tony Chengs that cater to the trendy Washingtonians and tourists alike. Ever good Chinese food …

View Post

Breaking down ICT Barriers @Open Camps UN

In New York, web by RUNINdc

uly 8-17 2016 –  The United Nations has been hosting the world’s largest open sourced mission driven camp with over 6,000 attendees. Unite Open Source‘s goal is to break down barriers and build collaboration amongst developers, administrators, designers, managers, etc. Technology is a key enabler of sustainable development.  Partnership within the global ICT community is one of the best ways …

View Post

Duck Chang’s Makes a Bang

In Annandale, Chinese by RUNINdc

Photos by Dan Rosenstein Duck Chang’s established in 1975, is known world-wide for its Peking duck – crispy and succulent.  They were the first restaurant in the US to serve a Peking Duck with less than 24 hours notice. And it’s my favorite place in the whole DMV for authentic Chinese cuisine. But there’s more to Duck Chang’s than just duck — Peter …

View Post

#LoveJerk: Caribbean Citations – Downtown Anacostia

In Food by RUNINdc

nder the DC codes, there are more than 79 reasons you can get a parking ticket and in DC, with an average of 2.9 tickets issued every minute, it is a $179 million-a-year business. If you drive in DC, chances are you’ve probably gotten a ticket or two.  And you’ve probably fought them in Traffic Court. Now, there’s a new way to …

View Post

EU Embassy Run Raises 2K for Team River Runner

In Charity, Food, Sports by RUNINdc

n Sat, May 14, the annual EU Embassy Run was held formally for only the fifth time, yet it was bigger and better than ever before. Doubling the numbers from the year prior, over 120 runners and volunteers gathered in front of Van Ness/UDC Metro station to embark on a trek across Europe (by way of DC) This was no easy task – …

View Post

Time to Make the Truck Driver Cool Again

In News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

here’s no question that the image of  the American truck driver has gradually lost its cool.  Glorified in the 70s when Kris Kristofferson and Burt Reynolds graced the screen as modern day cowboys , the image has rapidly declined to that of outlaw, rebel and antagonist in movies. Today, the new generation has fostered the impression that the American truck driver is …

View Post

Todd Gray Out

In Closing, NOMA by RUNINdc

Chef Todd Gray, renowned for his award-winning cuisine from Equinox is no longer affiliated with his namesake NOMA restaurant: Todd Gray’s Watershed.   The Hilton will be changing the restaurant concept later this year.

View Post

Why America Needs to Hire More Truck Drivers

In News, Transportation by RUNINdc

n 2005, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime – free two-day shipping in the US for a flat annual fee of $79.  Online retail continued to climb and now shoppers were buying just about anything of all types and sizes with no precedent. This led to a rapid disruption of the shipping industry and a large rise in shipping orders.  The nation did …

View Post

Caribbean Culture Thrives at Sandovan

In Food by RUNINdc

I t's been a few years since the last Caribbean Carnival took place on Georgia Ave, and since then the big carnival has moved north to Baltimore.  But DC has its fair share of good ole, mouth-watering Caribbean food along with music, dancing and festivities - and look no further than Georgia Ave. When Sandra and Donovan opened Sandovan Restaurant and ...
View Post

Urban Thai

In Food by RUNINdc

Urban Thai nestled in quaint Crystal City, VA strives to provide convenient, healthy, and authentic Thai food in modern counter-service restaurants. Food quality will be fully consistent, while the ambience will reflect the spirit of Thailand and its culture. Urban Thai offers the solution with a menu that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s health conscious consumer without compromising …

View Post

Farewell Ole Mio

In Food by RUNINdc

To Our Loyal Patrons, Lovers of Fine Food, Great Drinks, and The Good Life, We want to personally reach out to all of you who we have met over the years, who have embarked with us on this wonderful journey we created. You have helped us build the joys of the Mio Restaurant experience.  We include in this announcement those who …

View Post

Kush God Arrested for Pot Trafficking

In Police by RUNINdc

Beginning this summer, a Lexus coupe painted and a Mercedes-Benz adorned in bright green colors drove around DC hotspots, handing out brownies, cookies and gummy bears to passerbys. But these weren’t your father’s brownies — they were laced with pot and they weren’t exactly free for the taking. Nicholas Cunningham, owner of Kushgods were asking for donations. After an undercover …

View Post

Upshur Rising

In Diner, Food, News, Openings, Petworth, Pizza, Wine by RUNINdc

Petworth News recently stated that the 800 block of Upshur Street NW is quickly becoming Restaurant Row. Already known for Crane & Turtle, Domku and Petworth Citizen, among others. Let’s see what’s coming down the pike in 2016: Food Network star chef Alex McCoy will be heading up a Thai restaurant: Alfie’s on 3301 Georgia Ave NW Diners are coming back …

View Post

Duck Chang Recognized for Food Safety Excellence

In Annandale, Chinese, Food by RUNINdc

Peter Chang, owner of Duck Chang Restaurant in Annandale, VA, was recently recognized by Fairfax County for demonstrating excellent active managerial control in food safety. Over the past 10 months, the Health Department food safety inspectors have recognized Duck Chang and  a dozen other food establishments for their excellent oversight of food safety practices. Notably, Duck Chang was the only independently owned …

View Post

North Face Founder Dies in Chilean Kayaking Accident

In Georgetown, News, Police by RUNINdc

Douglas Tompkins, the founder of North Face  died on Tuesday after a kayaking accident in the Patagonia region of Chile at the age of 72. Strong waves on the lake caused the group’s kayaks to capsize. . Mr. Tompkins had spent considerable amount of time in waters under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. A military patrol boat and helicopter rescued the kayakers and …

View Post

Whites Ferry Breaks Free

In News by RUNINdc

The Whites Ferry car carrier broke loose from its cable this afternoon with 12 cars and passengers on board.  The ferry, named after confederate Civil War Gen Jubal A. Early was pulled to shore and there were no injuries onboard. White’s Ferry carries passengers from Whites Ferry Road in Montgomery County, Maryland, to Whites Ferry Road in Loudoun County, Virginia. …

View Post

Hawthorne Opens on U Street

In Openings, Rooftop, U Street by RUNINdc

Boasting one of the best 360 degree view rooftops on U Street, Hawthorne opens in the former Tabaq Bistro space. Reed Landry and Fritz Brogan, owners of Chinese Disco, Mission and Mason Inn now have a great footprint on U Street. Hawthorne has four floors, a basement and an incredible glass rooftop. Stephen Dillon formerly of Dino and Mothership will be …

View Post

Marine Corps Musem – Final Phase

In Food by RUNINdc

FINAL PHASE – Completing the Circle   On March 27, 2015 the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the National Museum of the Marine Corps , broke ground for the 126,000 square feet that will complete the Museum’s circle and tell the Marine Corps’ story from post-Vietnam to the present. “There are very few reflective moments in American life but the National …

View Post

REI Bucks the Thanksgiving Trend

In Events, News by RUNINdc

With Walmart, Best Buy and many others opening on Thanksgiving Day, one store has refused to go with the flow. REI generated headlines last month when it announced that it would be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday REI has suggested employees and customers venture outside and share their activities on social media using the hashtag #optoutside.

View Post

Plenty Bars Open for Thanksgiving

In Food by RUNINdc

Thanksgiving is not just for family and feasting — it’s also for football and drinking.  Here are some spots that will be open where you could catch a game. Parlay Sports Bar in Golden Triangle / Dupont Circle will be showing the Cowboys – Carolina game at 4. Union Pub near the Union Station will be showing the Bears / Packers game …

View Post

First Family Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Homeless

In Food by RUNINdc

resident Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, and Sasha volunteer at Friendship Place, a local organization in Washington, DC that serves the local homeless population. November 25, 2015. “It’s not only of the spirit of giving during this holiday season, but our national obligation to make sure all those who serve and sacrifice for our country have a place to …

View Post

Flash Mob Robbery in Georgetown

In Police by RUNINdc

Approximately 20 juveniles entered the Diesel Store located in the 300 block of M Street NW yesterday together and stole leather jackets and other clothing worth over $13,000. The group was seen running along M Street.  No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

View Post

7 Locks Brewing Opens in Rockville

In Food by RUNINdc

7 Locks Brewing opens tomorrow at an industrial park in Rockville. The 15-barrel system at the Rockville warehouse location is capable of producing about 3,000 kegs per year. Owners Jim Beeman and Keith Beutel, who were roommates at the University of Maryland, plan to have six to eight beers on tap initially, including a spicy rye ale and an oatmeal …

View Post

DC’s Marijuana Debacle

In Food by RUNINdc

OPINION ast November, D.C. voters approved Initiative 71 which allowed DC residents to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. Despite Congress objection , the initiative became law earlier this year.  DC legalized pot while the governing body that oversees the legislation of this city staunchly objects it. At first glance, this appears to be a victory for DC and its quest …

View Post

Catharsis on the Mall

In Food by RUNINdc

The National Mall was the scene of a two-day vigil which included a ceremonial burning of an interactive art installation dedicated to victims of the drug war. Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War, featured exhibits, art, music, dance. The vigil’s centerpiece is the “Temple of Essence,” a structure that “offers a space for healing personal and collective trauma, …

View Post

Arlington Finances Ballston Mall

In Ballston, Food by RUNINdc

Arlington’s County Board gave the green light to $55 million in renovations for Ballston Common Mall,  to turn it into a mixed-use, entertainment-oriented development. By a unanimous vote, the County agreed to allocate $10 million in public revenue for garage and transportation improvements and to generate a  tax increment financing district that would generate up to $45.5 million. Owner, Forest City, has plans …

View Post

Lime Fresh Closes all Locations – Becomes Rubio’s

In Closing, Food by RUNINdc

There’s now one less place to go for super cheap Happy Hour for $3 tacos and $3 Coronas in Arlington and Chinatown Last year, Lime Fresh closed its Columbia Heights and College Park location. The Columbia Heights location is now home to DC’s first Chick Fila After a three year run, Lime Fresh closed its Pentagon City location for good. …

View Post

Veterans Day Deals Around DC

In Food by RUNINdc

Agua 301 301 Water St., SW; (202) 484-0301 50-percent discount on all food for active or retired military dining in-restaurant Applebees Free meal from a limited menu Bar Louie (several locations in the DMV) Free entree up to $12 Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill locations. Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off entire order Bonefish Grill Complimentary Big …

View Post

First 100 Win Chick Fil-A for a Year

In Events, News, News & Culture, Openings by RUNINdc

ired of metroing to Crystal City to taste those amazing boneless breast of chicken pressure cooked in peanut oil?  Well you’re in luck – starting Wed at 6am, Chick-Fil-A will open it’s first DC location in Columbia Heights and the first 100 customers will win free Chick-Fil-A for an entire year. But don’t go pulling out your sleeping bag — the line …

View Post

Internet of Things Global Summit

In Food by RUNINdc

 The 2nd Annual Internet of Things Global Summit will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from October 27th to the 28th.   Summary: The digital transformation of global economies continues, driven by the demand for innovation alongside economic imperatives such as cost reduction and globalization. The Internet of Things is central to this disruption of traditional …

View Post

Changemakers TGIF @ Manor this Fri, Oct 23

In Food by RUNINdc

ow that both the GOP and the DNC have held their round of debates, Jim McBride, President of Network for Progress can take a breather. An active grassroots activist for over ten years, McBride has hosted a ton of political events this year.  So now it’s the right time to host an event that doesn’t have anything to do with the …

View Post

All Souls: Rochelle Rice Quartet

In Food by RUNINdc

The next in the All Souls Presents concert series (and the inaugural concert in our new annual Jazz in Pierce Hall series), this event stars our very own Rochelle Rice, backed by a trio of excellent musicians. In the first hour, Rochelle will perform a conversation/concert of originals and jazz standards, including new music from her upcoming debut album, Wonder. …

View Post

Jerusalem 3D

In Food by RUNINdc

Soar high above the ancient city of Jerusalem — a city of many religions and an important crossroads of civilization. After being granted special permission in the region’s strict no-fly zone, filmmakers were able to capture the first-ever large format aerial footage of the Old City and throughout the Holy Land. Through breathtaking aerial footage, eye-opening personal stories and remarkable …

View Post

DC Losing Last Remaining Big Bookstore

In Food by RUNINdc

If you’re looking for a fire sale for books and furniture, perhaps you should visit the city’s last big book store this year. After December, Barnes and Nobles located on the corner of 12th and E NW will be shutting its doors.  The Georgetown location closed in 2011 and the Union Station location closed two years ago. Still Washingtonians are …

View Post

American Field Comes to Georgetown

In Fashion, Fun, Georgetown, Pop Up by RUNINdc

ASHINGTON DC – Shop Georgetown Park on October 17 and 18 and meet the people behind America’s most popular #madeinamerica brands. Uniting the top American innovators, American Field puts a spotlight on authentic, high quality products and connects these labels directly with the consumer. Founded by entrepreneur Mark Bollman and partnering with leading real estate management and investment firm Jamestown, the event will take …

View Post

The Y to Close

In Food by RUNINdc

The YMCA used to be the place to go mesmerized by the Village People over 30 years ago Now the iconic location in downtown DC will be shutting down at the end of the year. The YMCA of DC has entered a deal with Akridge Developers to close the property in December and then to redeploy their funds. Here is …

View Post

Lawyers Squabble over Trump Hotel Contract

In Food, Lawsuit, News by RUNINdc

contract is a contract and a statement by the property owner, no matter how derogatory or egregious is certainly no grounds to back out of a real estate deal. Still, Jose Andres’ company Think Food Group responded today that Trump’s comments constituted a breach of contract. According to Andres, Trump’s anti-Hispanic statements made it virtually impossible for Andres to open and run …

View Post

World Lemur Festival @ Right Proper

In Animals, Events by RUNINdc

Event details: Event Title: DC Lemur Party for the World Lemur Festival Location: Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T St NW, Washington DC 20001 Date: Wednesday 10/28 Time: 6pm – 9pm Price: Free to attend, but $5 suggested donation at event Contact number: 571-213-6717 Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1199677833381951/ Hosted by DC-based Lemur Conservation Network:www.lemurconservationnetwork.org Benefits Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership: http://www.madagascarpartnership.org/ Description: Join …

View Post

MLB 1 Game Wildcard – Stupidity at its Finest

In Opinion, Sports by RUNINdc

o tonight the Pirates play the Cubs for the American League wildcard spot.  Last night the Astros shutout the Yankees. Theres a lot of excitement for sure. But in baseball anything can happen in one game. The pitcher could be having a bad day.  The umpire could make the wrong call.  In a best of five or three series, there’s …

View Post

Taste of DC this Weekend

In Events, Food, Food Blogger, Fun by RUNINdc

Taste of DC is a multi-day culinary and cultural event in the heart of the nation’s capital. This expansive festival packs four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue with area restaurants, great drinks, lively entertainment, engaging corporate partners, and fellow Washingtonians and visitors. Follow on Twitter

View Post

20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

In Events, Festival, News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

It is billed as the nation’s largest civil rights demonstration, and this Saturday’s rally in the National Mall will mark the 20th anniversary. DC will be packed — hundreds of thousands will gather at the Mall coming from buses all across the eastern seaboard Despite an email from the US Capitol Police warning its officers of potential violence, the Nation …

View Post

DC Tech Day @ Building Museum

In Events, Fundraiser, Mt Vernon by RUNINdc

DC Tech day will only be using #TECHDAY to tag all of our content from now on, so you should, too. For startups, tweeting or updating on Linkedin and/or Facebook has always been a way to alert their most engaged users, hopeful new team members, investors and press who are following their story, or their frustrated family & friends who …

View Post

Even in the Rain DC Veg Fest Shines

In Yards Park by RUNINdc

** Even if it’s raining, the DC VegFest will be SHINING! ** We’re closely watching the forecast, and as of right now, the event is moving forward as scheduled. check back for updates! Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the annual DC VegFest in the nation’s capital! This FREE vegan festival highlights the many benefits and flavors of plant-based …

View Post

Chinatown Risk Losing Chinese

In Food by RUNINdc

Less than 20 years ago the Verizon Center moved into Chinatown.  At that time the population of Chinese Americans in that neighborhood surpassed 3,000.  Since then locals and tourists came more for entertainment and dining than to experience Chinese culture.  Now less than 300 Chinese Americans remain and they are fighting to stay. The Bush Companies of Williamsburg, VA, who …

View Post

Fall in Love 5K/10K @ Anacostia Park

In Food by RUNINdc

Registration is Now Open! We are proud to announce that the 3rd annual Fall in Love 5k/10k, presented by Federal City Runners, will take place on October 3rd 2015! As always, the race will benefit Special Love, a nonprofit foundation that provides children battling cancer a network of support, made up of other patients and families who know and understand …

View Post

Smithsonian Food History Festival

In Festival, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, News, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

A free food festival for all ages that explores the past, present, and future of food innovations in America. As part of the Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the National Museum of American History is hosting a day-long festival for families, students, food-enthusiasts, history buffs and more to jump into food history! Through live cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, film screenings, curator-led …

View Post

Port City Named Best Small Brewery of Year

In Beer by RUNINdc

Port City Brewing Company based in Alexandria VA, had a pretty stellar weekend at the Great American Beer Festival, winning silver medals for its Porter and Monumental IPA, and a bronze medal for Optimal Wit. This puts Port City in a four-way tie for the most medals earned at the Festival as well as recognizing Port City for the best Small Brewing Company …

View Post

Nationals Drop to Season Low

In News by RUNINdc

Giant expectations, a meltdown in the second half of the season, and then this. Yes, less than 24 hours after being officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Nationals was sure to leave indelible mark in the season. A fight between their star player Bryce Harper and reliever Jonathan Papelbon that led to a chock hold which could have gotten worse if …

View Post

Shaw Shadows All Night

In Fun, Shaw by RUNINdc

Dancing in Shaw DC haw Shadows was an incredible, interactive lighting project designed by Jim Webb. The spotlights are on you and your friends. As traffic zipped by, folks converged on 1713 7th Street to show off their best moves which was cleverly projected on a five-story building. People came together to enjoy dancing in Shaw DC.  We Luv DC  #ArtallnightDC …

Connect with Experts @ Taoti Creative

In Dupont Circle, Misc, News & Culture by RUNINdc

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Taoti Creative 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM At September’s NetSquared DC event, we are putting a spin on matchmaking and speed dating. We want to match you up with the brilliant, creative minds in the DC nonprofit technology and communications space, who can advise you on the challenges you are facing in your organization. Date: Tues., …

View Post

Carnegie Library Lit Up for Art All Night

In Art, Chinatown, Music, News by RUNINdc

he Carnegie Center was the talk of the town last night.  It served as the focal point for art exhibits across all five neighborhoods. Interior and exterior art displays decorated the building to engage visitors with the amazing artwork. The projection sponsored by Citelum is the largest exhibit at Art all Night, to date.     Dinosaur Displays at the Carnegie We’ve never …

View Post

Art All Night in DC – 5 Vibrant Neighborhoods

In Art, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Congress Heights by Jason Morenz

rt All Night : Nuit Blanche DC was founded by Ariana Austin in 2011. Art All Night in DC is an eclectic evening of music, activities, visual and performing artists. Based on a festival concept that began in Paris, The festival is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, encompassing five of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Congress Heights, Dupont …

View Post

Nationals Harper yet to Hit Peak

In Food by RUNINdc

The Nationals may have had a crummy year, but Bryce Harper year has been nothing short of spectacular. Besides leading the majors in average, on-base percentage, slugging and ranking in the top five for hone runs, runs and walks, some say that Harper has yet to reach his peak. And he’s only 22 years old. Being one of the frontrunners …

View Post

Art all Night @ Congress Heights

In Congress Heights by RUNINdc

With a focus on celebration of community and the spirit of Southeast DC, this year’s Art All Night program at Congress Heights will gather DC’s diverse residents around a night of food, music, and art. The aim is to celebrate DC, the Congress Heights community and the spirit of togetherness through a multi-faceted program: live music, visual and culinary art, …

View Post

Baltimore Innovation Crawl Kicks off Big Tech Week

In Baltimore, Food by RUNINdc

On Friday, September 25 we’re taking a walking tour of 8 different businesses to scope out what they’re doing that’s new, different, innovative and exciting. Expect refreshments at each stop! We’ll end at the Baltimore Innovation Week Kickoff Festival with the Gathering at Power Plant Live! with a special concert featuring G.Love, food trucks and an app arcade. Grab an official …

View Post

Thousands Cheer the Pope in his Fiat

In News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

ust as the Pope arrived in Andrews Air Force base in an Alitalia airliner, the Pope rode around DC in his favorite Fiat. After the Papal Parade at the Mall, the Pontiff headed towards the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle in his humble Fiat. At the Vatican, the humble Pope is known to drive himself around in his Fiat. Known …

View Post

Silver Spring Finally Opens Problem Transit Center

In News by RUNINdc

Five years overdue and and 80 million dollars over budget, the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center opened at 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Earlier this year, Montgomery County and Metro filed a $166 million lawsuit against the companies that designed, built and inspected the Silver Spring Transit Center. The main allegation in the complaint is that Parsons Brincker­hoff did not design floors in …

View Post

Pope to Disrupt DC

In Chinatown by RUNINdc

ope Francis is set to make his first trip to the US by arriving in DC on Tuesday. That means crowded Metro, congested roadways and restricted parking.  In fact, the Pope’s three-city, five-day visit to the this week is set to become the highest security operation in the US ever (eclipsing Pope Benedict’s visit in 2008) If you don’t need to …

View Post

H Street Fest Bigger & Better

In Food by RUNINdc

Can’t wait for #HStFest! Always the best event of the year: https://t.co/fuFgmxEuvP — Mary Kong-DeVito (@MaryK0ng) June 30, 2015 #DistrictofColumbia #HStFest ???????????????? @HStreetDC We love our city! pic.twitter.com/yqP8GbE33h — DC Young Democrats (@DCYDs) September 19, 2015 H Street Festival #HStFest #HStNE #hstfestival2014 pic.twitter.com/dYKuX81AnR — Callan (@RudeHaggis) September 21, 2014

View Post

What is Speed MIX?

In News by RUNINdc

Speed MIX: Associations & Nonprofits + Digital Experts and Agencies OpenGov Hub 6:30-8:30p Register on Eventbrite 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC(map) Web Content Mavens is hosting its first Speed MIX on Monday.  MIX is Speed Networking between people who run digital projects for associations & nonprofits – and the digital experts who can help! Make connections, talk shop, …

View Post

Brodown Throwdown @ Rock & Roll Hotel

In H Street by RUNINdc

FREE NOON – 3AM 1ST FLOOR (ALL AGES) JUSTIN JONES 9PM Justin Jones is “rock and roll…No Auto-Tune,nogimmicks—just a songwriter with a guitar and a crack band,” says The Vinyl District’s Jennifer Carney. Weaned on the sounds of southern soul, blues, and rock, Jones started playing open mic nights in Charlottesville near his hometown in hisearly teens. With five albums …

View Post

Pelonkey Grand Opening

In Food by RUNINdc

Thank you all so much for making our Grand Launch Party a huge success!     We had fun watching you have fun at the pre-show cocktail party, variety show, and celebration. The BIGGEST of thank-yous to all our fantabulous sponsors, without whom the magic of our launch party would not exist. We’re lookin’ atchu,SkipperFilms: Video Production / DC / VA / MD /, VeeKast, Travelling Bean,Eco Caters, …

View Post

Ward 8’s First Subway Shuts Down

In Congress Heights, Food, Sandwiches by RUNINdc

When Richard Van Camp envisioned a Subway restaurant being built on MLK Avenue ten years ago, the locals scoffed. A Subway had just closed on Alabama Avenue a year ago and residents didn’t think it had a chance. Still Van Camp and his business partner, Chito Peppler, persevered and opened up the first Subway restaurant in Ward 8.  A lot …

View Post

ATA-DC’s Turkish Festival – Sept 27

In Food by RUNINdc

September 2015 will be filled with a variety of events showcasing Turkish culture, arts, cuisine, fashion, and music! The American Turkish Association of Washington D.C. (ATA-DC) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Turkish Heritage Month, taking place this September in Washington D.C. Turkish American Heritage Month Brings the Ancient City of Cappadocia to Washington DC this September. Events will …

View Post

Art All Night is back next Week

In Congress Heights by RUNINdc

The ultra successful  Art All Night returns to DC on Sept 26!! For seven hours, from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am, the neighborhoods of Congress Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street NE, North Capitol and Shaw will present an eclectic mix of visual arts, performance, music and activities.

View Post

Noelia Barely Survives a Year

In Closing, Downtown by RUNINdc

First it was Finemondo. Then Noelia opened on F Street amid much fanfare. Earlier this year, they went through a menu change and brought in a new chef. Even invited the DC Foodbloggers to visit on July. Sadly Noelia barely lasted a year.

View Post

Air Show Returns to Andrews

In Food by RUNINdc

After a three year hiatus due to budget cuts, the Joint Base Air Show is back and back in force. In 2013, the Defense Department ordered services to cut spending on community outreach activities by 45 percent. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Joint Base Open House will feature the Air Force Thunderbirds and will cap a week long birthday celebration for …

View Post

EquityEats Modifies Prequel Model

In Bar, Beer, Food by RUNINdc

When Prequel launched at the former Living Social building on 918 F St in Penn Quarter earlier this year, Washingtonians of all income levels could invest in a new popup restaurant  and earn an equity stake with the potential to make more if the business grows.  Residents were taking advantage of the new DC law that allowed non-accredited investors to crowd fund a new …

View Post

H Street Fest 2015

In H Street by RUNINdc

What a busy weekend ahead: H Street NE will celebrate the 10th annual H Street Festival on September 19, 2015. This year’s festival is sure to be one of the best, with activities, performances, restaurants and vendors spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE. Organized by H Street Main Street, the H Street Festival is one of Washington DC’s most …

View Post

Widespread Salmonella Linked to Fig & Olive

In News by RUNINdc

There is a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers, and there over 70 cases of salmonella poisoining in DC linked to the newly-opened Fig & Olive.  According to the Washington Post, six people have been hospitalized after eating or drinking at the new City Centre establishment – five in DC and one in Alexandria.  And a total of 70 people who …

View Post

Wizards Move Practice to St Elizabeths East

In Fun, News, News & Culture, Sports by RUNINdc

t Elizabeths East a National Historic has been chosen as the future home of the Washington Wizards.  The Wizards will practice at a modern training facility to be built there.  In addition this will be the home arena for the Washington Mystics and will have up to 5,000 seats. The St Elizabeths’ landmark and is specially zoned as the StE …

View Post

Adams Morgan Community Saves the Day

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

or may years, Adams Morgan Day was billed as the city’s largest street festival, and earlier this year, the festival was no more.  That was after misconduct by its sponsor organizer. But the community members would have none of this. They wanted to continue with the street festival and banded together to make it happen. “We are thrilled to be …

View Post

Adams Morgan Day – Sun Sep 13

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

In its 37th year, the event is bringing the focus back to the neighborhood and the people and businesses within it. There will be many changes from years past. While the streets will be open during the day-long activities, each restaurant and business will be able to do their own thing, giving this more of an organic and local feel.

View Post

14th & Meridian Block Party

In Food by RUNINdc

You are invited to the annual block party at 14th & Meridian! Where: Meridian Place NW between 14th and 16th Street. Who: Everyone! When: 3pm until 9pm (?) Come out and enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon and evening with us as we celebrate the neighborhood! Festivities include: ~Live Music & Dancing ~Free Food & Drink ~Moon Bounce & Games for …

View Post

The Reflex Rocks Joint Base Bolling Marina

In Bolling, Food by RUNINdc

oint Base Bolling was once home to two military airfields where large fixed wing aircraft took off and landed long before a commercial airport rose across the river. It wasn’t until the early 80s when both airstrips were removed. Around the same time Bryan Adams, Blondie, Duran Duran, the Go-Go’s, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Whitesnake and many other popular artists and one-hit wonders …

View Post

Science Club – Quirky Chemistry in DC

In Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Review by Skvora Limited Photography

Photos by Skvora Limited Science Club is a quirky bar in a four-story brownstone with decorative nods to chemistry, plus a patio & dancing to DJs.   It’s an ideal place for cocktails and the quintessential spot for vegan and vegetarian food. The Science Club is a prime location for smart, progressive people who are both laid back and love …

View Post

#NerdsAreSexyDC Date Auction

In U Street by Jason Morenz

Photos by Jason Morenz Network For Progress​ & Generation Obama-Washington, DC​  held the 8th & FINAL Mixer & Charity Date Auction DC: “Nerds Are Sexy” at Tropicalia on U Street! After doing some mixing and mingling, attendees bid on dates with several lovely ladies and charming gentleman with the outings sponsored by local businesses including a party excursion on the …

View Post

Special Love Fundraiser in DC

In Bar, Charity, News, Review, Running, Shaw by RUNINdc

Photos by SNPhotography t was a balmy and mild summer evening in Shaw when more than 100 people gathered at Cambria rooftop to socialize, celebrate and fundraise for Special Love. Special Love is a charity organization that provides cancer families a network of support. Special Love’s hallmark program, Camp Fantastic, is a one-week adventure for 7-17 year olds held at the …

View Post

Special Love Fundraiser 4 Children w Cancer

In Bar, Events, Fundraiser by RUNINdc

Come meet new friends while enjoying the delightful mild weather & spectacular Rooftop view of vibrant Shaw @ Cambria Suites Hotel Complimentary Food served and exclusive live Music provided by Fran Scuderi Happy Hour Food & Drink specials extended till 9pm We will also present a gift for a night’s stay @Cambria DC Suggested Donation: $10 (100% proceeds go to …

View Post

EU Embassy Run for Nepal

In Food by RUNINdc

Last year a group of 40 runners casually met in front of the French Embassy on Reservoir Road on a Saturday morning to run 13 miles while visiting over a dozen embassies. This wasn’t something they just randomly decided to do. It was part of the annual EU Embassy Run as part of EU Open House Day. Due to the …

View Post

Record Attendance at Cambria 4 First GOP Debate

In Bar, Comedy, Events by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz When Evan asked RUNINOut to host a networking event at the Cambria rooftop, no one expected the number of people who would show up. “We were hoping 100 – maybe we would max out the roof,” said Chito But rooftops are all the rage this summer and pretty soon the word started getting out. They decided …

View Post

Vendetta Robbed on H Street

In Bar, Food, H Street, News, Police by RUNINdc

Three men robbed Vendetta Bocce Bar & Tavern on H Street and attacked one of its employees just as it was closing down this morning. The robbers demanded property when they entered the bar and  struck an employee before they fled through the back door. Police described one of the robbers as an 18-to-25-year-old man who was 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. That …

View Post

Woodley Park Restaurant Vandalized

In Lebanese, Mediterranean by RUNINdc

Mama Ayesha’s Manager Amir Abu-El-Hawa, arrived to work  and found red stains on the bodies of each president on the mural painted on the side of the restaurant.  Some idiot had fired paint pellets at the crotch of each President. It took three years to paint the mural.   Mama Ayesha has started a Go Fund me page to raise $4,000 to …

View Post

Mobomo Sponsors Drupal GovCon Reception

In Bar, Bethesda, Events, Food, Fun by Skvora Limited Photography

By all accounts, DrupalGovCon was a huge success, once again. The turnout of #Drupal hungry developers, architects and evangelists were great and we were all eagerly awaiting to hear the latest developments of Drupal 8. And after a productive first day of training and an amazing Keynote by Web Chick, Angie Byron, we were ready to share what we learned …