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Two Video Pirates Charged with Illegally Recording Fate of the Furious

In News, Police by RUNINdc

LINTHICUM, Md. —  Two men were caught in the Hoyt’s Movie Theater in Linthicum, MD yesterday recording The Fate of the Furious. An investigator from the Motion Picture Association of America told police he had been watching two men who were known to be movie piracy suspects. He said he saw them go into the movie theater and illegally record …

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Apple Store Pentagon City Expands

In Arlington, News, Openings by RUNINdc

he Apple store at Pentagon City has just completed a major rebuild. Gone are the days of stuffy spaces with cramed customers. The new build is quite transformative, taking over two neighboring stores and closing for nearly six months. It now offers  large glass doors, touch-sensitive sequoia wood tables and shelves, seating areas for community events, large 6K resolution video …

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#NotmyPresidents Day Protest in DC

In Dupont Circle, Misc, News, Police by RUNINdc

#NotMyPresident’s Day Protest resident’s Day celebrates the great leaders of our nation and reminds Americans the presidency is not only a position, but a symbol of America and our values Today, a day after Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida to defend his first 30 tumultuous days in office, DC residents as well as many across America protested Trump’s …

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All 230 Arrested Charged with Felony Rioting

In Food, News by RUNINdc

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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Millions Protest Trump’s Presidency

In News by RUNINdc

rotesters filled the streets in Washington, DC and around the globe Saturday to protest President Trump’s administration. Due to demeaning comments made to Muslims, Minorities and Women, the Women’s March served as a rebuttal to formally protest Trump’s inauguration as commander-in-chief. The numbers don’t lie. Over 500,000 amassed at the National Mall, while barely 100,000 showed up for the Inauguration. This …

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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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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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DUI Driver Strikes and Kills Mad Rose Employee

In Arlington, Misc, News by RUNINdc

A DUI driver struck and killed Mad Rose employee yesterday. From Mad Rose Facebook page: On Tuesday, October 4, at 2:52 PM, an invaluable member of the Mad Rose Tavern family, Victoria Alicia Gonzalez, was tragically struck by a vehicle while working on the front patio of Mad Rose. Alicia is a devoted mother of a 2 year old baby …

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

In News, Shaw by RUNINdc

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

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Time to Make the Truck Driver Cool Again

In News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

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

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Why America Needs to Hire More Truck Drivers

In News, Transportation by RUNINdc

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

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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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North Face Founder Dies in Chilean Kayaking Accident

In Georgetown, News, Police by RUNINdc

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

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Whites Ferry Breaks Free

In News by RUNINdc

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

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REI Bucks the Thanksgiving Trend

In Events, News by RUNINdc

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

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First 100 Win Chick Fil-A for a Year

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

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

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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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20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

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

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

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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 Drop to Season Low

In News by RUNINdc

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

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Carnegie Library Lit Up for Art All Night

In Art, Chinatown, Music, News by RUNINdc

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

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Thousands Cheer the Pope in his Fiat

In News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

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

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Silver Spring Finally Opens Problem Transit Center

In News by RUNINdc

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

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What is Speed MIX?

In News by RUNINdc

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

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Widespread Salmonella Linked to Fig & Olive

In News by RUNINdc

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

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Wizards Move Practice to St Elizabeths East

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

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

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Special Love Fundraiser in DC

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

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

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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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Shori Sushi Grand Opening

In Food Blogger, Fun, Japanese, News, Openings by RUNINdc

On Sunday, Jul 19th, Shori Sushi will be celebrating their Grand Opening. There will be two seatings and each seating will be 100 guest. The first seating will be from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and the second seating will be from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Both seating will be serving variety of appetizers, sushis, sashimi and desserts. The …

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Mapping HH @ Piola DC

In Events, News by RUNINdc

Are you passionate about the impact of mapping and the cutting edge technology surrounding it? Come hang out with TechChange and Development Seed on July 8 where we’ll discuss these topics over drinks. Learn about some of Development Seed’s work and how you can gain critical mapping skills through TechChange’s newest class, Mapping for International Development: http://bit.ly/1R9t5Rs The event is …

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Jonathan Cheban Party @ Sign of Whale

In Downtown, Dupont Circle, Events, Fashion, Fun, Misc, Music, News, News & Culture, Travelling, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

Kim Kardashian’s bestie, Jonathan Cheban from the Hamptons arrived in style Friday night on M Street to meet and greet Socialites from all over Washington. There was a lot of handshakes, hugging, posing and great times with friends of Kim & Jonathan — it was quite a #Blast. “What a fabulous Jonathan Cheban party in the Golden Triangle,” said Kevin …

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DC Fundraiser for Fisher Foundation Honors Beau Biden

In Bar, Charity, Dupont Circle, News, Patriotic, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Delaware Legislative Hall on Thursday to pay their respects to Beau Biden. The ceremony marked the beginning of a three-day memorial for Biden to close with President Obama delivering an emotional eulogy. Meanwhile in DC, over a hundred attendees paid tribute to Beau Biden at the Sauf Haus Bier Hall by donating money to the …

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Dennis Hastert Blackmailed for Sex Acts

In College, News, Police by RUNINdc

Dennis Hastert was a popular Member who served the longest tour as Speaker of the House. He was well respected and stirred little drama in politics until now. In 2010, a few years after he retired as House Speaker, Hastert was approached by a former wrestling student with accusations of sexual misconduct. Hastert, who didn’t want this info to be …

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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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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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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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Three Silver Spring Restaurants Damaged by Fire

In News, Silver Spring by RUNINdc

A two-alarm fire damaged three Silver Spring restaurants early Thursday. More than 100 firefighters responded to the 8400 block of Georgia Avenue. The Bombay Gaylord restaurant had its dining area destroyed by the fire. The Quarry House Tavern, located on the basement level of the Bombay Gaylord, and the Mandarin Chinese restaurant next door were also damaged. Pete Piringer, a …

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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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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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DC Streetcar Project is Dead on Arrival

In Charity, Downtown, Georgetown, News, Police by RUNINdc

Forget the empty promises that DC made to current and considering business owners along the 2.5 mile stretch on H Street. The $3 billion streetcar project would be an economic boost to hundreds of restaurants and stores shuttling happy-go-lucky customers who converge on the multi-modal Union Station exiting from metro, bus and train. Additionally a second phase would carry passengers …

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Arlington & Fairfax to Setup Sobriety Checkpoints Friday

In Arlington, News, Police by RUNINdc

A joint sobriety checkpoint by the Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Fairfax County Police Department across two jurisdictions is planned for this Friday, March 6. Police don’t disclose a checkpoint location ahead of time. The stepped-up enforcement efforts are in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

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Grand Trunk Debuts House of Cards.

In Asian, Fun, News, Openings, Penn Quarter, Police, Sports, Tv Shows by RUNINdc

Congress may have just given DHS a last-minute lifeline, but back in the imaginary world of House of Cards, there would be no resolution. Perhaps there was no better venue to kick off Season 3 than at the sparkling new Grand Trunk on Indiana Ave NW.  The glitzy 24-hour eatery with its gold decor, alligator-embossed leather seats, replete with 70-something TVs displaying Spacey’s …

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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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Ram’s Head Tavern Owner Charged w/ Videotaping Naked Women

In News, Police by RUNINdc

The president of the Rams Head Group, which operates several taverns and live music venues in Baltimore, Howard Co and Annapolis has been arrested for secretly videotaping women as they used the restaurant’s bathroom in Savage MD Kyle Muehlhauser, 37,  turned himself into police on Feb. 19 and has been charged with six counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent. He …

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Will Kava be Legal in DC

In News, Police by RUNINdc

While in #MiamiBeach, I was in the mood to chill and get something to drink.  So I stumbled onto the Purple Lotus. “What kind of beer, do you have?” The bartender looked at me funny. “This is a kava bar,” he shrugged.  “Kava…what’s that.” “It’s a muscle relaxant,” he said nonchalantly. “It reduces anxiety and helps you sleep better.” Sleep better …

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Glitzy Stanton & Greene Occupies Gator Swampland

In Capitol Hill, News, Openings, Wine by RUNINdc

We certainly miss the Pour House, but probably not as much as the DC Gators. After moving out shortly after the NCAA Division 1 Championship, they settled down at the old GWU hang-out McFadden’s. McFadden’s became the new local swamp until a bar fight and stabbing led to its closure right before New Year’s. Gator fans and Capitol Hill denizens rejoice …

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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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DC Police Cracking Down on Johns

In 14th Street, Misc, News, Police, Shaw by RUNINdc

Gone are the days when prostitutes plied the trade around Logan Circle and 14th Street.  They are not as prevalent as they used to be, but thanks to Backpage and Craigslist, the prostitution trade in DC is still alive and well. Since the beginning of the year, DC police have run a string of stings along the city’s main corridors by posting …

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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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Diego Closes Again – American Communal Style Cuisine to Take Over

In Closing, News, Openings by RUNINdc

For it’s short 2 1/2 years of existence, Diego experienced a lot of disputes and departures. Billy McCormick came and went after a very brief stint. Now having closed its doors for good, Social Restaurant Group has now taken over the former Diego space with a brand new concept. Social Restaurant Group is comprised of Alex Lopez, Mike Bramson and Naeem Mohd.  Lopez and Bramson …

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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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Mad Momos Closes

In Closing, News by RUNINdc

Posted today in Mad Momos’ Facebook Page: Dear Friends and Patrons of mad momos, Season’s greetings and Happy New Year to you. The management at mad momos thank you for all the support and amazing times these past few years. Regrettably, we have reached a point in our business where we need to share a difficult decision with you. We …

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ABC to Determine Fate of McFadden’s

In Foggy Bottom, News by RUNINdc

The police report describes a brutal fight that occurred around 12:30am Saturday morning within a group of people who were celebrating a birthday. During the fight, a man yielding a knife began to stab several people. A 23-year-old was stabbed in the back; a 27-year-old was stabbed in the upper back; a 20-year-old was stabbed three times in the lower body; …

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Five Stabbed at McFadden’s

In Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, News by RUNINdc

Five people were stabbed inside McFadden’s in Foggy Bottom early Saturday morning.  The incident took place at about 12:37 am in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Ave NW, near George Washington University. The victims suffered serious injuries but all  are expected to survive. Police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew said there have been no arrests, though a police-issued alert identified the suspect as a …

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Clyde’s Makes its Case to Keep Alcohol License

In Misc, News by RUNINdc

This August, police went under cover to bust a number of customers for alcohol violations at Clyde’s Tower Oaks lodge after receiving a number of community complaints. Last Thursday, Clyde’s made its case to the Montgomery County Board of License Commissions to retain its Alcohol License. The restaurant has changed its half priced wine — now only patrons in the …

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Alba Osteria Owner Hakan Ilhan to Open French Restaurant in MVT

In News, Openings by RUNINdc

The Washington Business Journal just reported that Hakan Ilhan, who owns Alba Osteria at 425 Eye St. NW, has signed a lease for a 6,361-square-foot space at 450 K Street NW, the m.flats apartment building from Kettler. The restaurant will be called L’Hommage Bistro Francais and combine a full-service bistro with a bakery, cafe and grab-and-go sandwich option at lunch. The …

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Tel’Veh Negotiations on Hold

In Mt Vernon, News, Openings by RUNINdc

Earlier this month, we reported that Tel Veh Wine Bar would be replaced by Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill. That news is changing once again. For now the deal is on hold while Tel’Veh  is working on repairs to their kitchen exhaust hood. “I am still planning to expand to DC,” said Rudy Keskin, owner of Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill in Columbia, MD. “Hopefully Tel’Veh can make the necessary repairs. …

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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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Mr Smith’s to Open at Old Chadwick’s

In News by RUNINdc

One thing about Georgetown, history never fades away — it just changes its name.  When we heard this summer that old Georgetown favorite piano bar was closing, many of us shed a tear — but not for long. Fortuitous as it may be — another old Georgetown favorite Chadwick’s closed this month.  The long-time waterfront staple known for its daily …

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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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Tel Veh Switches Gears

In Closing, Mt Vernon, News by RUNINdc

Tel Veh has had a rough two years.  Going through three managers since it opened its doors the summer of 2012.  Known for its wine list and bottomless brunch, albeit with a two-hour limit,  it had its share of good days but mostly struggled to stay above water.  This summer was fairly busy but the restaurant was affected by the …

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Metro 91 DC – All in a Day’s Work

In Fun, Metro, News by RUNINdc

Last month, Mark Kawar completed the Metro 86 challenge, visiting all 86 stations and taking a selfie in front of the Metro’s pylon in one day. A week later on July 26, the Silver Line opened with five new stations making his record indelible in the annals of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Though Mark Kawar’s record couldn’t be beaten, …

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Brookland Pint opens in time for Beer Week

In News by RUNINdc

Brookland Pint, a new American craft beer and American casual cuisine-type restaurant in the heart of the Brookland community.  Designed with historical significance in mind, Brookland Pint seeks to promote a festive environment that can both stand the test of time as well as encourage environmental sustainability.  Nearly every aspect of the décor has a story and connects with the …

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Neyla to Close

In Closing, News by RUNINdc

A message from Neyla’s Facebook page Dear NEYLA Friends & Followers, We must say so long for now. It has been our pleasure serving you. We will see you again!

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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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Indique Heights Closes for Renovation

In Chevy Chase, Closing, News by RUNINdc

Indique Heights has closed for about four months for renovation. Co-owners Surfy Rahman and K.N. Vinod will be downsizing their eight-year old Indian restaurant to something about half its size.  During construction, some employees will be assigned to Indique in Cleveland Park and Bombay Bistro in Rockville.

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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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The Coupe Offers 50 Cent Specials

In Happy Hour, News by RUNINdc

Love 50 cent specials. From Mon to Fri 5-8pm, The Coupe will  will offer 50 cent Sriracha-Glazed Chicken Wings, “BLT” Deviled Egg garnished with Bacon, Tomato Jam, and Micro Arugula and Stuffed Medjool Dates with spiced Marcona Almond and Camembert Cheese, wrapped in Surryano Ham. To wash it all down, The Coupe will offer $3 Natty Boh’; $4 Rum Punch and …

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Arlington to Crack Down on Bar Crawls

In Arlington, Clarendon, News by RUNINdc

The city of Arlington is looking to crack down on the notorious bar crawls. The county will vote this week whether to require bars to get a permit to host a bar crawl. If the county approves the change, bars will be charged for police patrols and trash cleanup. The latest bar crawls on St Patrick’s Day led to 25 arrests …

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Fans Celebrate Record Win in Biergarten

In Events, Fun, H Street, News, Sports by RUNINdc

In Biergarten Haus, H-Street‘s little Deutschland, fans piled in shortly after lunch, all decked out in black, red and gold.  The crowd was jubilant but cautious — many were expecting a close game — no one expected anything like this. What transpired was a shocker so surreal that some began to cheer when Brazil finally scored.  Either way, the entire match had become a …

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The Folklife Festival is Imperiled

In Festival, Fun, News, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Sunday is the last day of the Folklife Festival this year. It could also be the last day the Folklife Festival will take place on the lawn at the National Mall.Beginning in August, the National Park Service is spending millions to install new turf on the grassy panels of the National Mall, but this comes with a host of regulations …

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Health Code Violation Closes Hill Country for a Day

In Closing, News by RUNINdc

Hill Country was closed yesterday and partly today due to a critical health code violation.  A Department of Health sign was posted on the front door stating that it would be closed until further notice. The violations cited them for mouse droppings, fruit, flies, a live cockroach and a dead mouse. Incidentally their Facebook page stated nothing about the health …

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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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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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EU Runners Visit 27 Embassies on One Day

In Embassy, Fashion, Fun, News, News & Culture, Review, Running, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

Washington, DC – On May 10, more than 45 runners embarked on a 13 mile trek covering 4 distinct regions – Georgetown – Dupont Circle – Adams Morgan – Van Ness all while meeting people and celebrating culture, heritage and diversity.  The challenging task was not just the run, it was was running past 27+ EU Embassies and visiting nearly a dozen …

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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 …