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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

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 …

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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 …

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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

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 …

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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

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

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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, …

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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

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 …

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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

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 …

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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

In Food by RUNINdc

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 …

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Mardi Gras Bash @ Bayou

In Bar, Beer, Cajun, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Fun, Music, Review by RUNINdc

Fat Tuesday happens only once a year, and unfortunately it fell on the day with the biggest snowstorm to hit DC this winter. The temperature was downright frigid and driving through the city was horrendous.  But Big Easy fanatics from all around the Beltway came out of the woodwork to dance, prance and indulge during the 5th annual Mardi Gras Celebration at …

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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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Tabard Inn – Timeless Dupont Tradition

In Brunch, Dupont Circle, Food, Food Blogger, Review by RUNINdc

If you haven’t experienced Tabard Inn brunch yet, you haven’t experienced the charm and old-world ambience nestled in the heart of historic Dupont Circle Walking in, you are transported to a warm, quaint lobby with artifacts from the time Lincoln lived in the White House. You normally can’t score a table for brunch unless you made a reservation way in …

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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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Mackie’s Bar & Grill in Old Town

In Food, Food Blogger, Old Town Alexandria VA, Steak by RUNINdc

Sang Lee is a lawyer and before last year had never opened up a restaurant. A longtime Alexandrian, he and his wife Susanne were impressed with the great steakhouses in DC and wanted to bring a quality steakhouse to their neighborhood.  So when Layla Lebanese Restaurant announced it’s closure, Sang knew it was time to make a change. The Lees wanted to create a …

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Coppi’s – Cleveland Park DC

In Bar, Cleveland Park, Food, Review, Wine by RUNINdc

The new location of Coppi’s Organic is a nice low key restaurant offering fresh ingredients and low mood lighting with great happy hour specials. Their Coppi’s revival drink was simply amazing. Made with their own housemade tonic of Calendula, slippery elm, ginger, turmeric and pineapple, it was spicy and slightly sweet and packed full of great health promoting herbs and …

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Taste of Ocopa

In Food, Fun by RUNINdc

I’m about to make Love w dis #Causita #Peruvian @OcopaDC @ESlammy @DiningTraveler @GirlMeetsFood @capitolbites pic.twitter.com/6jV5AtNnyb — DC Food Blogger (@dcfoodblogger) November 22, 2014 I Love #Peruvian #Scallops http://t.co/8irvwFsH5f @OcopaDC @SocialDCPR @SocialDC @HStreetDC @hstreetguide pic.twitter.com/REx0cI23JY — RUNINOut (@RUNINOut) November 22, 2014 I #Heart Beef Heart: http://t.co/nP2s5iEcEg @OcopaDC @DCFoodForAll @HStGreatSt #DCFood @DCHappyHour pic.twitter.com/lWkNy1hdzm — RUNINOut (@RUNINOut) November 22, 2014 First-hand Look & …

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Plan B (Burgers, Beer, Bourbon) Opens Today

In Food by RUNINdc

Yes, my three favorite B’s (except we’re missing Bacon) opens today at the Navy Memorial. “All of our burgers are fresh ground every single day. There’s no antibiotics. There’s no hormones. We cook a lot of our food from scratch,” says Rachel Hurvitz, the restaurant’s marketing and design manager.

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Taste of Chaplin’s

In Events, Food, Fun, Review, Shaw by RUNINdc

Shaw has a new hot spot — a romantic ramen shop in a Charlie Chaplin themed bar.  The decor is quaint and old worldsy with ornate pillars and gilded mirrors as well as a fantastic  mural of charlie Chaplin. The color scheme is dark with grey walls and a painted bar done in midnight. The music is loungy and loud enough …

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Fat Pete’s Eat, Live & Die BBQ

In Food, Review by RUNINdc

at Pete’s is a hidden gem nestled in Cleveland Park at the former Pulpo space.  With the loss of Palena and Dino’s, it sure is great to have a new mainstay uptown. At Fat Pete’s the cooking is slow and methodical. The Texas style wood-fire smoker which can hold 1,000 lbs of meat cooks low and slow at 250 degrees. …

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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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Ford’s Fish Shack

In Food, Food Blogger, Review by RUNINdc

by Kristen Lane I recently had the pleasure of dining at one of Ashburn’s more catchy dining establishments, Ford’s Fish Shack. A favorite to the local crowd and always said to be one of the best restaurants in town, I was very excited to try them out for dinner. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and taken promptly to our …

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Carmine’s Food Bloggers’ Dinner

In Food, Food Blogger by RUNINdc

by Anna Quayle & Kaitlyn Smith Going to an event at the Verizon center? If you have a big group, Carmine’s is the perfect place to go to enjoy an amazing family-style Italian meal. It’s like sitting in your grandmother’s dining room eating a home cooked meal, except its 20,000 ft2 and has a secret service entrance. Carmine’s has a rich decor …

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Dino’s Grotto

In Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Review, Shaw by RUNINdc

Dino’s Grotto is located along the happening U Street Corridor at 1914 9th Street NW in DC. Touting itself as a Rustic Italian Restaurant it definitely is that, and more. They offer great Happy Hour Specials every day at price points of $4, $6 and $8 which include excellent house wines and prosecco, and if you are peckish they have …

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PR Flacks @ The Gryphon

In Bar, Beer, Dupont Circle, Events, Food, Fun, Happy Hour, Review by RUNINdc

Located on Connecticut Ave Nw. In DC right around the corner from the Dupont Circle Metro, The Gryphon is a restaurant and bar with an old world sense of style. Sporting black walls, leather sofas, gilded mirrors, mounted bull’s heads and antler chandelier. This location is impressive in size and scope for sure and was easily able to host two …

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Ambar-licious

In Barracks Row, Food, Food Blogger, Review by RUNINdc

From its modern, yet rustic decor, to its expertly crafted menu, Ambar gratifies all the senses. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from just off the Eastern Market metro stop, but if you haven’t been to Ambar, you’re missing out.Since this was my first experience with Balkan cuisine, I didn’t know quite what to expect, but trust me when I say …

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El Centro, D.F. GT

In Food, Georgetown, Mexican, Review by RUNINdc

The decor was very rustic with lots of rich gnarled, and salvaged wood as well as metal tubs and spigots instead of sinks in the bathroom. Most interesting still is the fact that instead of a mirror between the male and female bathroom there is nothing but sinks. It took me a good moment to realize it was open to …

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Alba Osteria – a Review

In Food, Italian, Mt Vernon, Review by RUNINdc

From the moment I stepped foot in this large and ultra modern restaurant on the corner of I St and 4th St NW, I was impressed with the decor, with the service and definitely with the food. The patio seating was impressive as well, unfortunately for me it was raining the day I visited. Inside there are these beautiful stained …

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Clarendon Food Crawl

In Arlington, Asian, Clarendon, Food, Food Blogger, Mexican, News, Review by RUNINdc

 What a treat! You simply can’t beat five lovely restaurants in the heart of Arlington for only $40 per person. A play on those fun Pub Crawls that seem to be happening everywhere these days, the Clarendon Food Crawl, took lucky participants on a culinary tour of Ireland, Italy, Mexico & El Salvador, the Mediterranean, and Asia. Hosted by RuninOut and …

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Crios Modern Mexican in DC

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

We’re always on a quest for good Mexican in DC. Not Salvadoran. Not Chipotle — I want my tacos served with a smile. We were lured to Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant by $4 margaritas and beer and 2 for 1 Tacos. We were met by a large group of young professionals. Love networking events — the evening appeared promising. I …

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Best of Berlin

In Capitol Hill, Food, German, Review by RUNINdc

by Richard Barry Zee Germans. They do some things (most things) well and not by accident. Soccer, automobiles and any kind of meat dish are all examples of exacting German accomplishment. Capitol Hill’s Café Berlin keeps strong the German tradition of gourmet carnivorism by offering a menu of beef and pork that would make a butcher blush. Forewarning: You are …

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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 …

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First Down Hosts Wing Eating Contest for Habitat for Humanity

In Arlington, Ballston, Charity, Food, Fun, Review by RUNINdc

First Down Sports Bar has 40 flavors of wings, both traditional and boneless.  The wings are thick, crispy and perfectly sauced. So when First Down decided to host a Wing Eating Contest Fundraiser, we knew we had to observe. The USGBC National Capital Region Emerging Professionals hosted the event to raise $2,000 to support 30 volunteers for two days of training. …

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Opens at DCA

In Arlington, Crystal City, Events, Food, Fun, News, Review by RUNINdc

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Ben’s Chili Bowl celebrated the opening of the historic D.C. restaurant’s first ever airport location.  “Ben’s Chili Bowl is an iconic part of Washington, D.C.’s rich culture,” said Jack Potter, President and CEO of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “It is fitting to have Ben’s at the airport, welcoming travelers and giving them their first taste of …

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Chinese Banquet at Ming’s

In Chinatown, Food, Fun, Review by RUNINdc

RUNINOut and Bookalokal were treated to a culinary adventure  featuring some of Ming’s brand new signature dishes.  With the new menu rolling out this summer, Michelle Tam wanted to introduce her special guests to the Szechuan cooking and impress her with her new dishes. “The food and service was amazing,” says Jackie Woodbury, Bookalokal’ss DC City Launcher.  “We were extremely …

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Noodles Plan to Upsell Customers

In Food by RUNINdc

Noodles & Company will start adding free-floating servers who will visit tables to see if guests would be interested in purchasing more food, dessert, coffee, even beer or wine. The server will then bring the extra items to the table and charge the customer. Noodles expects an increase of 3 percent in same store sales.

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Taan Noodles Finally Closes

In Closing, Food, News by RUNINdc

Almost a year ago to this day, Taan Noodles tweeted that it had closed it doors for good.  That was a bit premature and Taan immediately reopened with a new chef, Michael Than. Taan which opened in October 2011 was known for its sake, steam buns and okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style cheese pancake. But Taan always played second fiddle to the renowned  Sakuramen …

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Taste of Tara Temple

In Food, Fun, Review by RUNINdc

  Upon entering Tara Temple, you are immediately greeted by a majestic row of tori gates transporting me to a foreign, exotic land. Once you enter the dining room, you are taken back by the look and feel of a cool and comfortable lounge, perfect for drinks and cocktails. Tara Temple is known for its Pad Thai, and also its …

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Lyon Hall – Mussels & Donuts

In Food, Fun, Review by RUNINdc

If you come to Lyon Hall, you must have the mussels. They are literally out of this world!!  Perfect for two to share although I could easily consume it all by myself, if no one was watching. The sauce is rich, buttery, and oh so Heavenly!  You need a lot of bread to dip soak it up, or else I might …

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Four Sisters Clarendon – Third Time’s a Charm

In Asian, Food, Fun, News, Review by RUNINdc

Clarendon doesn’t have many choices for authentic Asian.  Last year, we wrote off Rien Tong after several not too stellar episodes with bland food and rude service. So when Four Sisters moved into Clarendon, we had to roll up our sleeves and flex our tastebuds. Four Sisters is a long running family owned business that originated at the Eden Center and  Merrifield Town …

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Noelia Metro Center — First Look

In Food, News by RUNINdc

Finemondo sold the business to Kaiser Gill and the venue has magically transformed to Noelia, a 238-seat space Italian restaurant. Gill tapped former Sette Osteria and Cafe Milano chef Carmen Piazza as the restaurant’s executive chef. She has designed a menu of “modern, Italian comfort food,” said Gill. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant also includes a 1,400-square-foot dance floor so the restaurant can transition …

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Cafe Paradiso

In Food, Italian, Wine by RUNINdc

If you want fabulous Italian cuisine and terrific wine in a quaint and cozy spot, then look no further than Woodley Park’s majestic Cafe Paradiso. Walk inside, you are greeted by a friendly staff and modern decor. The restaurant is spacious, capable of handling a large party and on this unseasonably cool summer day, the patio was a big winner. …

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DC Communicators Happy Hour

In Fashion, Food, Fun by RUNINdc

For the last several years, military Public Affairs Officers held a monthly social in Crystal City, VA.  Starting with Vapiano, the group decided to invite all communicators (Gov, Non-Gov, Corporate, startups) This event held at Vapiano was a smashing success   The event is hosted by Suzette K from Navy Public Affairs

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Duffy’s Gets a D

In Bar, Beer, Food, Irish, Review by RUNINdc

Duffy’s is good for what it is.  It’s ideal to get bar food and drink beer.  The place is known for its wings, but when I took a bite, I quickly realized it’s definitely not the best in the city. In fact, it’s not even close.  The tots also weren’t amazing. Some were soggy and too salty. it’s a good …

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Medaterra Raises $1,200 for Philippines Relief

In Charity, Events, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, Happy Hour, Lebanese, Mediterranean, News, Review, Wine by RUNINdc

Medaterra Raises $1,200 for Philippines Relief Medaterra, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Woodley Park, raises $1,200 for Philippines Relief fund The tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan has left us heavyhearted,” said Angela Aly, owner. “Everyone was very giving and happy. My staff was commenting how every table wanted to donate to the Red Cross,” said Owner Angela Aly. Here is a …