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DC Council Member Nadeau Attacks Airbnb

In Adams Morgan, Hotel by RUNINdc

C Council member (Ward 1) Brianne Nadeau has ramped up the offensive against the home-sharing company, Airbnb. In D.C., as well as in most metropolitan areas in the US, rental properties are required to have a basic business license which entails checking for proper zoning and getting inspected by the city. Unfortunately the vast majority of Airbnb landlords are skirting …

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Adams Morgan Day kicks off on Sept 11

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

his year’s Adams Morgan Day – the longest running neighborhood celebration in DC went off without a hitch.  As usual there was plenty of food, fun, music and dogs. Last year after experiencing a minor hiccup when its president Marc Morgan mismanaged finances, the event was scaled down from years past. This year’s festival kept the same “mellow” vibe – …

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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 …

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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.

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After the Skies Cleared

In 14th Street, Adams Morgan, Arlington, Ashburn, Ballston, Baltimore, Clarendon, Crystal City, Downtown, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Metro, Misc, Music, News & Culture, Openings, Patriotic, Pets, Photos, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz It started out wet and misty and then in the late afternoon, the skies came down. By 4pm the rain was so hard, the US Park Service had to declare an emergency and opened up museums and federal buildings near the mall for folks to take shelter. The skies came down for over an hour, but once …

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EU Embassy Run

In Adams Morgan, Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Charity, Cleveland Park, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Embassy, Events, Fashion, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, Georgetown, German, Happy Hour, Italian, Metro, Music, Sandwiches, Travelling, Wine by RUNINdc

Last year a group of 40 runners informally gathered together to run to a dozen embassies along 13 miles in DC on EU Open House Day. Due to the popularity of the event the run expanded into an organized event doubling the number of runners. The event included a fundraiser at Lebanese Taverna for We Are Family as well as …

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Postmates Profit Rides on the Back of Couriers

In Adams Morgan, Arlington, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Clarendon, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Food, Georgetown, Grocery, Lawsuit, Metro, Mexican, News, Pizza, Review, Sandwiches by RUNINdc

Postmates roared into town 18 months ago with the promise of being able to deliver virtually anything to anyone in the District within an hour. They charge a 10% purchase fee and a nominal delivery fee based on distance of which 80% goes to the couriers The app is commonly used for restaurant food but people have been known to …

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Go Eat Gives Launches in DC

In Adams Morgan, Embassy, Events, Food, Fun, Fundraiser by RUNINdc

Go Eat Give is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural connection and understanding through food, travel, and community service. Our organization was founded in 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, by Sucheta Rawal, an award-winning food and travel writer, cooking instructor, and philanthropist. Since then, Go Eat Give has educated over 10,000 people about diverse cultures around the world to …

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Adamo Losing 2 Beloved French Restaurants

In 14th Street, Adams Morgan, Closing, Openings by RUNINdc

Last Fall, long term French restaurant and a staple of Adams Morgan, La Fourchette was put on the market — the restaurant/bar plus the apartment upstairs is listed for $2,900,000. Currently the owners Chef Pierre Chauvet and hostess Jacqueline Chauvet are currently reviewing two attractive offers and hope to decide and settle by this summer. The restaurant has a storied …

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Mardi Gras Madness @Meze

In Adams Morgan, Chef, Events, Food, Fun, Music by RUNINdc

We may be thousands of miles from New Orleans, but that didn’t stop the Tulane Club of DC, an active University alumni group from celebrating a jubilation of food, drink music and soul in Adams Morgan.   For one night, Turkish restaurant Meze transformed itself into a festive French Quarter bar with Fat Tuesday themed decor, Cajun style specialty menu items …

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Taste of Meskerem

In Adams Morgan, Food, Review by RUNINdc

Best Ethiopian food I’ve ever had, and best Ethiopian dining experience ever — and I’ve visited Addis Ababa in the past. Visited Meskerem at a Bookalokal dinner. We had a couple mixed veggie orders, and also a couple of meat dishes. The presentation was amazingly beautiful and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. “Food was ultra delicious,” said Yoomie Huyhn “Love, …

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Mason Dixie Popup

In Adams Morgan, Review by RUNINdc

I had the pleasure on Sunday to enjoy the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. pop up at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. On 18th street in Adams Morgan. Now to make this clear a pop up is one restaurant basically hosting another budding restaurant in their location to try to get the public excited before the big opening. Jack Rose Saloon is …

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Pop’s Seabar Opens at Former Taan Noodle Shop

In Adams Morgan, News by RUNINdc

Two months ago we broke the news that Taan Noodles had closed Cashion’s Eat Place   a seasonal American restaurant with daily-changing menu had bought the business. Cashion’s co-owner Justin Abad and Chef John Manolatos have just reopened the Seabar serves a nautical fare of oysters, crab cakes and peel-n-eat shrimp. The restaurant Touts a refreshing Orange Crush — a drink you …

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Carriage House Closes; Johnny Pistolas Opens

In Adams Morgan, Closing, News by RUNINdc

Carriage House has had quite a storied existence ever since it’s opened its doors a year and a half ago. It has gone through a whole slew of chefs and managers.  The former Tom Tom with a massive upstairs dance floor, balcony and patio has been the venue for a ton of dinner socials, game watching and karaoke events.  What set it apart from …

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Taste of Oaxaca

In Adams Morgan, Review by RUNINdc

This relatively small Mexican restaurant is located on 18th st in Adam’s Morgan several blocks south of Columbia Rd. The interior is festive with bright summery colors and sombreros hanging on the walls. The bar displays cute lighted stars hanging from the ceiling and authentic animal hair upholstered barstools. All in all the decor worked for me. What also worked …

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The Diner Closes for a Facelift

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

The Diner DC just served its last brunch for a couple of weeks. That’s because they’re getting a facelift.  But don’t worry.  According to a post on their Facebook, They’re be “back up and running in no time.”

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Roofer’s Union – a Review

In Adams Morgan, Food, Food Blogger, Review by RUNINdc

Roofers Union is a relatively new watering (and feeding) hole located at 2446 18th St. NW in DC in the building that used to be occupied by The Reef.  And if you haven’t been, you need to get there stat. The renovated inside is far from the dive bar vibe of the previous establishment. The decor is casual, simple and …