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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 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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Vinofest

In Wine by RUNINdc

SUGGESTED TWEET: Love #wine and #music? Don’t miss #VINOFESTDC 2015 | http://vinofest.co/ #VinoFestDC | @questlove headlines | #music #wine #food #charity | http://vinofest.co/ 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 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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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 PubCrawls.com 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: http://pubcrawls.com/events/saint-paddys/the-official-washington-dc-leprecon.php#sthash.4YWna3dA.dpuf 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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OneUmbrellaFEST

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 …

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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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Mardi Gras @Bayou

In Fun by RUNINdc

A buffet of Crescent city cuisine and Live New Orleans tunes! From 5 PM until 9 PM, Chef Rusty Holman’s putting out an all-you-can eat spread of all your favorite Bayou fare. Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio performing the best of New Orleans blues, rock, and zydeco! 5 PM Then we’re packing the stage with as many horns …

Snow Day Specials

In Misc by RUNINdc

Alba Osteria has all day happy hour with half priced pizza, $6 draft beers and more. Jackson 20 will offer snow day brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and happy hour will start at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Granville Moore’s will be opening at 11:00 a.m. for a snow day lunch and day-drinking. The kitchen will offer the full dinner …

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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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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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Dogtown Brings New Orleans to RVA

In Events, Festival, Fun, Richmond by RUNINdc

DOGTOWN BRINGS NEW ORLEANS TO RVA Join Dogtown Dance Theatre for their annual Mardi Gras celebrations and parades! Open to the Richmond community, Dogtown will celebrate Mardi Gras this year on Saturday, February 14 and “Fat Tuesday”, February 17. Live performances at Dogtown Dance Theatre will follow the community parades. PARADES: 3PM- SATURDAY // 5:30PM- TUESDAY Parade leaves 15th St. and Bainbridge …

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Patty Boom Boom to go Quiet

In Closing by RUNINdc

Popular Reggae nightclub, Patty Boom Boom will close next weekend after five years of operation — it will be replaced by Cloak and Dagger, a speak easy night club From their Facebook Page: Dear all Patty Boom Boom lovas, February 21, 2015, we will close. Please catch all your favorite DJ’s for their last sets this month. Patty Boom Boom …

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Georgetown Fans Bemoan – Rhino Bar to Close

In Closing by RUNINdc

So where will all those Georgetown students and Boston Red Sox fans go this year when the popular Rhino Bar closes. Owner Britt Swan told the Georgetowner that he was willing to go with a new lease that doubled the rent but the owner of the building at 3295 M St. NW declined due to desire for high-end retail. “That’s terrible. Been …

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Wine & Theology @Parallel Wine Bistro

In Ashburn, Church, Wine by RUNINdc

Adults in their 20s and 30s participated in a Wine & Theology session at Parallel Wine Bistro last Sunday.  The event provided  a relaxing environment for the young adults to get to know one another over a glass of wine while Father Thomas from St Theresa’s Catholic Church led a discussion about their faith. The event occurs monthly and is an opportunity …

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Red Bull Sues Old Ox to Change Name

In Ashburn, Beer, Lawsuit by RUNINdc

The Old Ox Brewery released a public letter asking Red Bull  to drop its complaint.  Attorneys for Red Bull assert that consumers might confuse the brands because an “ox” and a “bull” both fall within the same class of ‘bovine’ animals and are virtually indistinguishable to most consumers. In addition, an ox is a castrated bull.” Complaint can be found here …

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Mothership Closes – El Floridano Takes Over

In Closing by RUNINdc

After two years in Park View, Mothership is shutting down this week due to weak business. Residents of Park View was hoping for a lower Georgia Ave revival.  But Chef and owner Stephan Boillon isn’t going anywhere. He will bring is El Floridano sandwich truck back.

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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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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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The Oldest Lesbian Bar in Country Closes

In Closing, Fun, Gay, Misc by RUNINdc

Their website states that they are the oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country, but for now, it appears that the club can no longer claim that distinction.  Shortly after New Year’s, Phase 1 closed for renovation. However, the word on the street is that the Barracks Row bar may now close for good with no word on what will replace …

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Sauf Haus Asks Customers to Choose Cocktail Menu

In Beer, Dupont Circle, Fun, German by RUNINdc

Sauf Haus Bier Hall which just opened last fall is looking forward to spring.  Known for their wide selection of German beer on tap (16 exactly), Sauf Haus is also planning a diverse cocktail list to satisfy all palates. With 16 German drafts (some on seasonal rotation), a seasonal beertail list, giant pretzels, and a sweet outdoor space with long, communal …

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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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Bracket Room Packs it Big for the Superbowl

In Arlington, Clarendon, Football, Sports by RUNINdc

The Bracket Room is popular with the female clientele and Patriots Football in Clarendon VA It’s also a packed with fans during the games. But it’s not a regular run of the mill sports bar. First the food is something to cheer about.  The menu is cleverly designed by price (not by category) and offers an upscale version of traditional bar food …

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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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Spice on Wilson – Clarendon VA

In Clarendon, Mediterranean by RUNINdc

Yasser opened Spice to showcase his wife Rahma’s amazing cooking. “We want to keep the quality high.  Each day we cook small portions in order to keep every dish fresh.” The lamb is marinated for 24 hours.  The Amoroso Hoagie rolls brought in from Philadelphia are made with 680 day old Prosciutto, flown in from Parma, Italy.  The Chicken is …

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The Dignitary at Marriott Marquis

In Mt Vernon by RUNINdc

We last visited the Dignitary in the fall and were blown away by the selection and taste of their Whiskey.  So with the auto show going on full swing, we had to saunter next door to check out what’s new. If you’re looking for a great Whiskey bar, this hotel bar inside the magnificent Marriott Marquis is sure to please. …

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Nagomi Izakaya & Oki Bowl – Golden Triangle DC

In Japanese, Openings by RUNINdc

[vc_column_text]DC has its fair share of ramen places by now.  What started with Toki Underground and Daikaya a couple years ago has now added two brand new spots right on M Street downtown. Oki Bowl and Nagomi Izakaya both just opened with much fanfare.  Ramen-lovers and char-siu fans amassed in droves to the Golden Triangle GMs Keith Kesten of Nagomi and owner Kitty Riabsakul ...
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Ode to McFadden’s

In Closing by RUNINdc

“Ode to McFaddens” Descending down the staircase to the masses down below The crowd is lit and dancing, smiling, laughing at the show The DJ’s on the ones and twos and calling out the winners The Minister is pouring rounds of shots for all the sinners Up on the bar a girl is offered free shots from the freezer She …

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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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Uptown Tap House Closes

In Cleveland Park, Closing by RUNINdc

It’s with great sadness to announce the closing of Uptown Tap House.  Since 2012, Uptown has served as a great sports bar, and gastropub in the Cleveland Park area. Live music and District Trivia was provided weekly And for the last couple years, it has been home to the DC  New Orleans Saints. “Who Dats”  The best part of attending the games was …

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Restaurant Eve to Serve Filipino Food in Jan

In Pop Up by RUNINdc

Filipino cuisine is getting all the craze.  Restaurant Eve will be serving Filipino food in January, taking inspiration from Meshelle Armstrong’s roots where guests gather at each other’s homes for a late meal. Chef Cathal Armstrong’s dishes will change daily – look for items such as street-style barbecue with banana ketchup and beef noodle soup. The shared menu is $60 per person. The …

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Honey Pig Gooldaegee Germantown

In Korean by RUNINdc

                                                    absolutely love the dipping sauce & ambience (aside from the loudmusic).” in 22 reviews Noise Level: Loud “The food is really good and recommend pork belly (as well as spicy pork belly) and boneless …