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DC’s Namesake Bar Closes

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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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Atlanta’s First Cat Cafe

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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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All 230 Arrested Charged with Felony Rioting

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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 …

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Unprecedented Inaugural Concert Held at Lincoln for Trump

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ccording to President-elect Donald Trump, the Make America Great Again Concert was one-of-a-kind, unprecedented. “So this journey began 18 months ago. I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it.” He continued, “We all got tired of seeing what was happening, and we wanted change… This started out tonight being a small little …

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George Michael Dies on Christmas Day

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George Michael, the British pop star renowned for his hits Careless Whisper and Last Christmas died today in London. He was 53. In a statement, the star’s publicist said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. Michael had been struggling with pneumonia …

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New Cleveland Park Library to Open Mid 2018

In Food by RUNINdc

onstruction of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW has begun. The Library hired the design/build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project, which is currently funded at $19.7 million. The new library will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults. Design Update Plans for the new library are now complete with the support …

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Cuban Corner’s Cabrejas Reflects Castro’s Death

In Food, News by RUNINdc

The walls of the Cuban Corner in Rockville MD, are adorned with names of famous and accomplished Cubans, chronicling major events in US-Cuba  relations.  Although owner, Joaquin Cabrejas hasn’t been home since he fled the country in 1960 at the age of 10 as part of Operation Peter Pan, he hopes to someday. In the last ten years, Joaquin and millions of …

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MD SmartBuy – Dream come True for Homebuyers

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As part of the Maryland “You’ve Earned It” Program, the state of MD will provide a lower interest rate loan and provide $5K down. Best of all, they will pay off your student loan completely (up to 15% of purchase price) Requirement: Must pay at least 5% of purchase price down payment Must live in house for 5 yrs Must …

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Thanksgiving at the Black Squirrel

In Food by RUNINdc

Get ready this Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th) for The Black Squirrel’s annual Thank-You Thanksgiving $10 All-You-Can-Eat Black Squirrel Feast. Starting at 11:30 am, we’re putting out a full Thanksgiving buffet spread complete with turkey and all the trimmings for only $10 as our special thank-you to you, our customers! The menu this year will include: Roast turkey, honeybaked spiral-cut ham, …

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Senator Schumer’s Hunan Hangout Burns

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unan Dynasty located at 215 Pennsylvania Ave SE in Capitol Hill caught on fire yesterday. The fire came from the HVAC system possibly from something in the air duct. Besides local Washingtonians who frequently visit this local time-tried staple, Senator Chuck Schumer the senior senator from New York was saddened by the news. In his 2008 book,  “Positively American“, Schumer …

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Offloading Sheetrock in NYC

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  eople say that Flatbed trucking is the hardest job in trucking. You can see why. You definitely work up a sweat, and the job can have its hazards especially at busy job sites. Not only do you have to ensure your load gets to the consignee on time, you also have to ensure your load is properly secured and …

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REI to Open Flagship Store in NOMA DC

In Events, Fashion, Food, News, News & Culture, NOMA by RUNINdc

REI is coming to DC and they’re throwing a block party for everyone: Doors open at 10am Friday and Saturday; and 11am Sunday. Weekend highlights include: Friday Festivities kick off with the award-winning music of the Ballou Majestic Marching band, followed by Little Bacon Bear and other local DJs on the Store Stage. Cap it off with a night of …

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Half Smoke Eating Contest @Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street

In Food, H Street by RUNINdc

On Saturday, Sept 17, during the H Street Festival, Ben’s Chili Bowl welcomed eaters and spectators to the 4th Annual Half Smoke Eating Contest. Whoever ate the most half smokes in eight minutes wins the Ben’s Chili Bowl trophy and cash prize. Mary Jones ate 8 half-smokes in 8 minutes! — winning the prized trophy Ben’s stage also showcased some …

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H Street Fest 16 – Its a Wrap

In Food, H Street, Music, News & Culture by RUNINdc

Street Festival ’16 is one for the record books and once again another huge hit. From dancers to acrobats there was no shortage of performers. There were lots of exhibits on display along the H Street corridor And restaurants, bars and rooftops were packed with festival-goers. The DC region was blessed with good weather attracting tens of thousands of people to …

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Ben’s Upstairs – Southern with a Splash of Caribbean Debuts on H

In Food, Fun, H Street, Openings by RUNINdc

his weekend, H Street will transform into a boulevard of food, fun & festivities. And Ten01 will transform into Ben’s Upstairs, a new concept from the family that created Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door The new restaurant will serve Southern-influenced cuisine food with a hint of Caribbean flavors Just like the name implies, the restaurant will feature a bar upstairs …

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Hanging up with the Hangar

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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 …

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#LoveJerk: Caribbean Citations – Downtown Anacostia

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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 …

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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 – …

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Caribbean Culture Thrives at Sandovan

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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 ...
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Urban Thai

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Marine Corps Musem – Final Phase

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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 …

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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 …

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First Family Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Homeless

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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 …

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7 Locks Brewing Opens in Rockville

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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 …

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DC’s Marijuana Debacle

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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 …

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Catharsis on the Mall

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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Veterans Day Deals Around DC

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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 …

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Internet of Things Global Summit

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 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 …

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Changemakers TGIF @ Manor this Fri, Oct 23

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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 …

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All Souls: Rochelle Rice Quartet

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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. …

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Jerusalem 3D

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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 …

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DC Losing Last Remaining Big Bookstore

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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 …

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The Y to Close

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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Chinatown Risk Losing Chinese

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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 …

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Fall in Love 5K/10K @ Anacostia Park

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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 …

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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 …

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Nationals Harper yet to Hit Peak

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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 …

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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 …

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H Street Fest Bigger & Better

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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

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Pelonkey Grand Opening

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Air Show Returns to Andrews

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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 …

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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 …

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14th & Meridian Block Party

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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 …

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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 …

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Science Club – Quirky Chemistry in DC

In Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Review by RUNINdc

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mobomo Sponsors Drupal GovCon Reception

In Bar, Bethesda, Events, Food, Fun by RUNINdc

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 …

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Costa Brava Partner Missing

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Calvert County, Md. – LUSBY, Md – The body of 37-year-old Daniel Brown was found on Saturday while his brother 39-year-old Douglas Brown, has not been recovered. Both brothers as well as Daniel Brown’s son were swimming in Cove Point The son entered deep water and had trouble returning to shore against the tide. So both brothers went out to …

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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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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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Germany v USA: Biergarten Haus

In Embassy, Events, Food, Fun, H Street, Happy Hour by RUNINdc

Everyone knows where to go when the Germans play in the World Cup. From all the Men’s World Cup games last year to the ones this year, the Biergarten Haus has been a reliable watering hole for German fans young and old to cheer and celebrate. This year, the US is playing tough football and both Germany and the US …

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El Chalan

In Downtown, Dupont Circle, Food, Food Blogger by RUNINdc

El Chalan is a renowned Peruvian Restaurant DC that has been open in the Golden Triangle since the early 80s. El Chalan serves up delicious Peruvian fare every day of the week. Their most known dishes are the lomo saltado, causa, and ceviche.

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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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Silver Spring Blues Festival 2015

In Events, Fashion, Festival, Food, Fun, News & Culture, Patriotic, Silver Spring, Weekly Picks, Wine by RUNINdc

silver spring blues festival 2015 The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. is proud to announce the star-studded line up of the 7th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring. The Silver Spring Blues Festival will be Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 10 am to 9 pm. Watch this space for information about our Blues Festival Kick Off party …

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Pre Social Media Day HH @Parlay

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Events, Food, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

Let’s pre-game for Social Media Day by gathering for the 3rd Annual Pre Social Media Day Happy Hour on Tuesday, 6/23 Parlay Restaurant & Lounge Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres will be served When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm Where: Parlay DC Restaurant & Lounge Washington, DC 20036 Metro: Dupont Circle, Farragut North & West #preSMDayDC Presented by: Chris: …

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Stetson’s up for Sale

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Closing, Food by RUNINdc

Stetsons has a wide and storied past. It was a location of a saloon during the Prohibition era; a popular club during the Duke Ellington days, a ravaged venue during the Martin Luther King riots and in 1980 it was reborn as a local neighborhood bar. Now the DC Bar for sale will be seeing a new lease on life. …

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Sauf Haus Biz & Bites Mixer – June 4

In Downtown, Dupont Circle, Events, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, News, Patriotic, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

We’re so looking forward to our event in less than 2 weeks. So far between Network for Progress and RUNINOut we’re expecting over 100 people to attend: with Draft Biden.png www.draftbiden2016.com supporting Dr. Jill Biden & First Lady Michelle Obama’s veteran’s initiative: https://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/get-involved appetizers courtesy of www.runinout.com REGISTER & SHARE! 6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday, June 4th Sauf Haus Beer Hall (rooftop) http://www.saufhausdc.com …

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Nepal Relief Fundraiser @Court Haus Social

In Arlington, Bar, Beer, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Fundraiser, German, Misc by RUNINdc

Come snack on delicious dishes at the newly opened CourtHaus Social while we raise money for the Nepal Relief. $20 gets you entry including a wide selection of German & American mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres. Pls purchase your tickets on Bookalokal: http://bit.ly/1JSAhBX 100% of the ticket price will support earthquake victims in Nepal Georgetown Stands with Nepal Nepal Rising – Washington …

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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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Praying for Baltimore

In Food, News by RUNINdc

The protestors promised to close the city down. They were able to postpone the Orioles – Red Sox game After consultation with Baltimore City Police Department, tonight’s game between the Orioles & White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed. — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 27, 2015 The Mayor has ordered a 10pm curfew LATEST: Riots in #Baltimore: • Mayor orders …

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Rudy the Brawn & Brains behind Namesake Grill

In Food by RUNINdc

Rudy Kestem is a born entrepreneur. He moved from his beloved Istanbul in 1998 to start a new business and new life in America. He’s the brawn and brains behind his namesake restaurant — something he wanted to do a little differently in Howard County. So three years ago, Rudy opened Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill. He brought a great chef from …

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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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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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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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Lemur Conservation Network Launches Next Week

In Charity, Events, Fashion, Festival, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, Music, News, Shaw by RUNINdc

Lynne Venart, Creative Director and Project Manager Lemur Conservation Network Email lvenart@msn.com | Web www.lemurconservationnetwork.org Phone 571.213.6717 | Fax 815.366.7491 Mingle with conservation leaders and friends of Madagascar at the hottest conservation event of the year! The Lemur Conservation Network (www.lemurconservationnetwork.org) celebrates their launch on March 19th at a party in Washington, D.C. at the Right Proper Brewing Company. The …

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Buck’s Fishing & Camping

In Chevy Chase, Food, Review by RUNINdc

Sometimes, it’s not just about the food. Sometimes it’s about the details. At Buck’s Fishing and Camping, the details make for an authentic atmosphere and an enjoyable experience. The restaurant sits comfortably nudged in-between its hipster sister, Comet Ping Pong, and the politically-forward independent book store and coffee house, Politics and Prose. With a simple and well-thought-out menu filled with …

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Summers Returns for Now

In Arlington, Charity, Food, Fun, News, Openings by RUNINdc

JBG and Summers has been going back and forth for some time now. The restaurant that opened in 1982 closed at the end of the year. Rumors of massive development was in the works. Located at the corner of Clarendon Boulevard and North Courthouse Road, the bar became ultra popular with soccer fans and was once voted as the best …

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Il Radicchio to Offer Sun Brunch

In Arlington, Brunch, Clarendon, Events, Food, Italian, Misc, News, Pizza, Wine by RUNINdc

Nestled between the Courthouse and Rosslyn, IL Radicchio has been serving delicious Italian food since 1994.. IL Radicchio goes back to the basic idea of an Italian spaghetteria, with all you can eat pasta, simple rotisserie cooking, and a wood-burning oven. They are now poised, under the direction of Executive Chef and General Manager Andrew Holden, to begin a new tradition …

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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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Carving Room’s Big Two Brings New Slices

In Bar, Beer, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Review, Sandwiches, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

It’s a New York deli meets Casablanca cafe. he Carving Room, the Mount Vernon deli, just celebrated it’s Big Two and they’re dishing out some delicious carvings of poblano, pastrami, brisket, reuben and a great lineup of new beer. And it doesn’t stop there. Burgers, wings, and beer are a few of the reasons people come for lunch and end up staying for dinner. If you’re …