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Folklife Fest’s New (& Improved) Home

In Beer, Chef, Events, Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Last year, the National Park Service laid down a new set of rules. After spending millions on new turf in the Nation’s mall, they decided to severely restrict its use. Gone was Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, as well as Dept of Energy’s Solar Decathlon When the Smithsonian was directed to squeeze its tents and structures onto the gravel …

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Pre-Social Media Happy Hour @Parlay

In Alcohol, Asian, Bar, Beer, Chef, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Events, Fashion, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Happy Hour, Hotel, Music, News & Culture, Photos, Pizza, Review, Sandwiches, Steak, Wine by RUNINdc

Photos by Skovra Ltd Parlay was the chosen location for the 3rd Annual Pre-Social Media Happy Hour. What an ideal location in the heart of Dupont Circle-Golden Triangle, a casual sports lounge with a fancy dining area, an awesome bar with the friendliest bartenders and just an awesome place to host an event. Parlay is known for its beer — …

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Beef Steak Opens at GWU

In Chef, College, Food by RUNINdc

Beef Steak has landed at GWU Beefsteak is fast, crave-worthy food created by one of America’s most respected chefs. Jose Andres brings the culinary craft into the everyday, lovingly prepared and tailor made for today’s busy lifestyles especially the folks at GWU. Colocated at the University’s new Science and Engineering Hall, Beef Steak doesn’t serve much meat. The only animal …

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Convivial on track to Open this Spring

In Bar, Beer, Chef, Food, Openings, Shaw by RUNINdc

Shaw’s resurgence is still hot and heavy.  People’s Best New Chef Mid-Atlantic Cedric Maupillier‘s Convivial is on track to open this summer.  Last year CityMarket at O with its 600-plus residence, Giant supermarket and Cambria Suites hotel has transformed the once violent community into a vibrant neighborhood con|viv|i|al Relating to or fond of: feasting, drinking and good company. Instagram @convivialrestaurant …

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Chaplin’s Launches Industry Nights

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Chef, Fun by RUNINdc

Washington City Paper’s Jessica reports that Chaplin’s will be launching Industry Nights starting in March. Guest chefs and bartenders from all over the city and country rotated through the kitchen for monthly Monday night parties. Chaplin’s Restaurant head bartender Chad Spangler and his event productions company, Closed Sessions, are launching something similar called Closed Sessions Industry Night. Instead of a …

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The Remarkable Stuffed Calamari @Poseidon

In Bar, Chef, Review by RUNINdc

There’s plenty of food and drinks to go around at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, but we’re here in town to taste what the locals eat.  And in South Beach there are many choices for a healthy, extravagant meal that satisfies both the palate and the pocketbook. So we visited Poseidon Greek Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge. It’s a relative …

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Ming’s Rises over Chinatown Goliath

In Asian, Chef, Chinatown, Chinese, H Street, Lawsuit, News, Openings, Police by RUNINdc

Since opening in 2010, Michelle Tam’s Ming’s has co-existed under the shadows of  its landlord Tony Cheng’s the iconic Mongolian BBQ and Chinese Seafood restaurant which has been a huge fixture on H Street NW long before the Verizon Center opened its doors. But in recent years, Tony Cheng’s has come under a backlash after been found guilty of bribing the DC Taxicab …

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Chao Ku Launches Kickstarter Campaign in Shaw

In Asian, Chef, Chinese, Food, News, Shaw by RUNINdc

Broad Branch Market co-owner John Fielding and former Tabard Inn chef Paul Pelt are seeking $30,000 to open a fast-casual Chinese restaurant in Shaw called Chao Ku. The restaurant, whose name means “super cool” in Mandarin pays homage to their favorite Chinese places in the DMV suburbs. There are some nice places in Chinatown, according to Fielding. But all their …

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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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Chef Trey Massey Found Guilty of Rape

In Chef, Lawsuit, News, Old Town Alexandria VA by RUNINdc

Trey Massey, 32, former chef at Restaurant Eve and Society Fair, was found guilty of rape and abduction. “Trey” Massey had a tempestuous relationship with a woman (his ex-fiance), who was a barista at an Alexandria coffee house. The woman committed suicide just days after the November 2013 preliminary hearing, distraught about what happened to her on Sept 3/4.  Massey’s …

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Aaron McCloud Departing Cedar

In Chef, Penn Quarter by RUNINdc

Nevin Martell @nevinmartell  just reported that Renowned Chef Aaron McLeoud, known for making tasty things from local and seasonal ingredients and for featuring wild game such as buffalo and venison is leaving Cedar at the end of November According to Eat 24, McCloud has another local project that he’s keeping under wraps. Whatever he has brewing, we’re sure it will be something amazing so stay tuned.