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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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Adams Morgan Community Saves the Day

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

or may years, Adams Morgan Day was billed as the city’s largest street festival, and earlier this year, the festival was no more.  That was after misconduct by its sponsor organizer. But the community members would have none of this. They wanted to continue with the street festival and banded together to make it happen. “We are thrilled to be …

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Adams Morgan Day – Sun Sep 13

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

In its 37th year, the event is bringing the focus back to the neighborhood and the people and businesses within it. There will be many changes from years past. While the streets will be open during the day-long activities, each restaurant and business will be able to do their own thing, giving this more of an organic and local feel.

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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 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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#NerdsAreSexyDC Date Auction

In U Street by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz Network For Progress​ & Generation Obama-Washington, DC​  held the 8th & FINAL Mixer & Charity Date Auction DC: “Nerds Are Sexy” at Tropicalia on U Street! After doing some mixing and mingling, attendees bid on dates with several lovely ladies and charming gentleman with the outings sponsored by local businesses including a party excursion on the …

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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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Special Love Fundraiser 4 Children w Cancer

In Bar, Events, Fundraiser by RUNINdc

Come meet new friends while enjoying the delightful mild weather & spectacular Rooftop view of vibrant Shaw @ Cambria Suites Hotel Complimentary Food served and exclusive live Music provided by Fran Scuderi Happy Hour Food & Drink specials extended till 9pm We will also present a gift for a night’s stay @Cambria DC Suggested Donation: $10 (100% proceeds go to …

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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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Record Attendance at Cambria 4 First GOP Debate

In Bar, Comedy, Events by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz When Evan asked Network for Progress to bring their summer rooftop mixer there and after seeing the view and atmosphere, it became a no brainer The date of Aug 6 was chosen, incidentally the same day as the debut GOP Debate so they decided to include a watching party with the mixer. “Within a week we …

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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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Woodley Park Restaurant Vandalized

In Lebanese, Mediterranean by RUNINdc

Mama Ayesha’s Manager Amir Abu-El-Hawa, arrived to work  and found red stains on the bodies of each president on the mural painted on the side of the restaurant.  Some idiot had fired paint pellets at the crotch of each President. It took three years to paint the mural.   Mama Ayesha has started a Go Fund me page to raise $4,000 to …

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Mobomo Sponsors Drupal GovCon Reception

In Bar, 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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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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The Music of Peru

In Events, Fashion, Festival, Music, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Just as Peru is more than Machu Picchu, Peruvian music is more than panpipes. Celebratory songs laced with distinct sounds and rhythms are a centerpiece of every community festival And everyone, it seems, loves to swing to the beat of Afro-Peruvian rhythm.

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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: The event is …

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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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Smithsonian Folklife Fest – Peru

In Embassy, Events, Festival by RUNINdc

Photos by Kyra Hamann This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway, celebrating the culture of Peru. Due to the extensive work on the National Mall, the US Park Services moved the festival next to the National Museum of the American Indian between the Third and Fourth Street. The festival this year is definitely more compact and smaller than in previous …

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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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Rodent Droppings @ Banana Cafe

In Closing by RUNINdc

Banana Cafe had rodent droppings, a live cockroach and fruit flies during a food and safety inspection by D.C. Department of Health. The restaurant and piano bar was closed temporarily last week after the inspector found a “gross insanitary occurrence or condition that may endanger public health including but not limited to heavy infestation of vermin,” DOH said at the …

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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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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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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 supporting Dr. Jill Biden & First Lady Michelle Obama’s veteran’s initiative: appetizers courtesy of REGISTER & SHARE! 6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday, June 4th Sauf Haus Beer Hall (rooftop) …

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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: 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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In Wine by RUNINdc

SUGGESTED TWEET: Love #wine and #music? Don’t miss #VINOFESTDC 2015 | #VinoFestDC | @questlove headlines | #music #wine #food #charity | EVENT INFO WHAT: VinoFest DC 2015 WHEN: May 9, 2015 3:00 – 10:00 pm WHERE: Storey Park in NoMa – 1005 First St NE Washington, DC 20002 Presented by Vinolovers, VinoFest DC is a curated wine and …

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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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Fairfax Co Hotel Catches Fire – Condemned

In Hotel, Police by RUNINdc

A Quality Inn in Alexandria, VA caught fire overnight after a big explosion. Fire crews arrived at the scene around 2am Sunday morning and found the hotel engulfed in flames. Several floors collapsed and the entire building has been condemned. Displaced guests are at nearby hotels, and Red Cross is on the scene to assist. The cause of the fire …

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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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Silver Spring Society Owner Guilty of Drug Trafficking

In Silver Spring by RUNINdc

The owner of Society Restaurant pleaded guilty  to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute between 3,000 to 10,000 kilograms of marijuana. The former basketball star from George Mason University was caught with more than 200 pounds of marijuana by a Texas state trooper in 2009. Miskiri will forfeit Society Restaurant as part of the plea deal and is expected …

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DC’s First Micro Hotel Coming to Chinatown

In Chinatown, Hotel by RUNINdc

Monument Realty has formed a partnership with Modus Hotels to develop a 245-room micro-hotel at 627 H St NW adjacent to Vapiano’s Restaurant. Construction is starting later this month with completion expected in 2015. The micro concept has proven to be a successful model in New York where guests who don’t spend too much time in their rooms would prefer …

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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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Chief Ike’s Mambo Room to Close End of Month

In Closing by RUNINdc

After a 25 year run, Chief Ike’s will be closing. Chef Ike’s Mambo Room to close and the end of the week According to the Washington City Paper, Bar Concepts was brought it last summer to keep the struggling bar afloat. Sales increased on the weekends but was not sustained during the week. Patrons can say goodbye with a flurry …

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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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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 | Web 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 ( 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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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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Epic Snowball Fight in Dupont Circle

In Charity, Dupont Circle, Events, Fun by RUNINdc

Five inches of snow shut down DC offices for the day, but did not tamper spirits of avid snowballers. “DC knows how to throw a snowball fight and snowball fight after party”, said Seth Maloney. The 4 winners of our costume contest at James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant & Bar – Snowbot, Conchman, Tarzan and Captain America! Photos by Jason Morenz …

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DC Lepracon Saturday

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Events, Fun by RUNINdc

• General Admission access for 1 to the Official Washington DC Leprecon on Saturday 3/7 • Access to all participating venues • REGISTRATION VENUE: Midtown Party Plex: 1219 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036 • REGISTRATION HOURS: [12pm – 10pm] – See more at: Grab your shamrock, rub your rabbit’s foot, and crack open your mason jar of …

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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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In Charity by RUNINdc

Looking for your opportunity to giveback? OneUmbrella Foundation and partner organizations GVH Live, CliqTrio and more bring you OneUmbrellaFEST on Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm at Franklin Square Park in Washington, D.C. This is a day where the community comes together to provide thousands of meals, donated clothes and provides a day of entertainment to the homeless community in Washington, …

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Arlington’s Il Radicchio Debuts Brunch

In Arlington, Brunch, Clarendon, Review by RUNINdc

rlington is chock full of superior Sunday Brunch specials, so stellar that folks from DC cross the river weekly to get some.  Just drive down Wilson Blvd from Ballston to Rosslyn and specials thrive galore. Starting this week, Arlington adds another location to its Sunday Brunch list. Nestled between the intersection of Rosslyn and Courthouse, iL Radicchio has been serving endless pasta …

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DC Offers Free Rent for Innovators

In Misc by RUNINdc

DC is transforming from a government town to a technology hub and this year, DC wants to showcase its growth at SXSW. The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WCDEP) has partnered with the DC tech community to collectively promote the District’s growing technology economy  at SXSW, the premier trade show for creative industries and innovation. “SXSW offers an extraordinary podium that will …

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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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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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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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Chaplin’s Launches Industry Nights

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

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

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Sette Osteria Part Deux

In Misc by RUNINdc

If you like casual Italian dining in a soft, relaxing atmosphere, then you’re in for a big treat.   M Cafe Bar has closed and retail developer Iraklis Krabassis will replace it with Sette Osteria, the popular neighborhood eatery in Dupont. Here’s a press release from General Manager Mehdi Zorgani: WASHINGTON, DC – We are very proud to announce the …

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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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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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The Remarkable Stuffed Calamari @Poseidon

In Bar, Chef, Review by RUNINdc

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

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Ming’s Rises over Chinatown Goliath

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

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

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Adamo Losing 2 Beloved French Restaurants

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

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