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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 …

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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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Lima Lounge to Close After NYE

In Closing, Misc by RUNINdc

“ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END” After 10 years of being at the forefront of D.C. Nightlife, it is with both sadness and excitement that we announce Lima Lounge & Fujimar Restaurant will be closing its doors on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. Our lease has ended and it’s time now to say a fond farewell to our home …

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Carolina Fans Celebrate NFC South Win

In Dupont Circle, Sports by RUNINdc

Carolina fans woke up Saturday to some bad news.  Due to a stabbing incident at McFadden’s early that morning, the bar would be closed for the next 96 hours. The rush was on to find a new game watching location for the critical Sunday Winner-Take-All matchup Thankfully, Sign of the Whale, whose Eagles had been eliminated the previous week, offered to …

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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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Murphys of DC Closes

In Closing by RUNINdc

We are sad to see Woodley Park mainsstay, Murphys of DC close — this is the second iconic Irish pub to close this year in DC — earlier this fall, Duffy’s in Shaw closed. Many wonderful memories from St Paddy’s Day starting in the late 80’s.  Early word an Italian Restaurant has taken over the lease.

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H Street Organic Provides Fresh Produce

In Grocery, H Street by RUNINdc

H Street Organic Market in the former Z Mart space is a family-owned local grocery store providing an extensive selection of high quality, fresh organic fruits and vegetables. The store is historic because it’s the first organic market to open on H Street. There are several aisles of products including grains, frozen, dairy and coffee, including espresso. They provide my favorite …

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Spice | Clarendon

In Arlington, Clarendon, Review 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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Chadwick’s – Old Town Alexandria

In Old Town Alexandria VA by RUNINdc

Chadwick’s Old Town is a great American bar and a perfect place to grab a meal or drink in Old Town.  Excellent Service – Great Atmosphere and very reasonable prices.  I’ve tried the beer broth mussels which is amazingly delicious.  The fries came out just right Trey was very hospitable and kind and Morgan was very helpful also.  Great ambience …

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Busboys Brookland pre-opens NYE

In Events by RUNINdc

The first official event at the new Busboys and Poets location in Brookland at Monroe Street Market will be a nerd-tastic New Year’s Eve party. The Remix of the Nerds event will kick off at 9 p.m. at 625 Monroe St. NE, and will include entertainment like DJs, Dance Place performances, music, games, food, drinks, interactive art, performances by the …

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Coppi’s – Cleveland Park DC

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

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

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Medium Rare – Cleveland Park

In Cleveland Park, Crystal City, Events, Review by RUNINdc

Medium Rare in Cleveland Park This Cleveland Park eatery specializes in one thing and one thing only: steak frites.   “A friend recommended Medium Rare, they specialize in steak and fries with a secret sauce.” in 35 reviews “Medium Rare takes the top spot for best culotte steak with frites in the area, hands down!” in 52 reviews “I want to give it 5 stars- …

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Rialto Calzone

In Misc by RUNINdc

The Calzone at Rialto filled mozzarella and ricotta is great food for pizza lovers and fun to eat, too. Animated Gif courtesy of Jason Morenz The Calzone @Rialto View Larger Map

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Grille Twelve 24 – Mount Vernon Eatery

In Baltimore by RUNINdc

    Executive chefs Jonathan Halpern and Brendan Andrews, formerly of The Grand Historic Venue, provides a Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken and gourmet sandwiches called Twelve 24  (Restaurant is located at 1224 N Charles St) The interior design is charming with exposed brick walls.  You order at the counter then watch them prepare your food as you sit in the comfortable booths. “We’ll …

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Taste of Ocopa

In Food, Fun by RUNINdc

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

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Eventide Closes in Clarendon to be Replaced by Douchey A-Town

In Clarendon, Closing by RUNINdc

Many fancy meals have been served in this once-popular Clarendon eatery. Many marriage proposals have been made.  Now Eventide just closed and will be replaced by Don Tito, a tacos, tequila and beer venue owned by the operators of Ballston’s A-Town Bar and Grill.  The Bar is set to open in March — this is exactly what we need — another douchey …

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The Dignitary Bourbon Bar

In Openings by RUNINdc

If you’re looking for a great Whiskey bar, this hotel bar inside the magnificent Marriott Marquis is sure to please.  The place has a sweet atmosphere and wonderful seating all around.  There’s even a spacious outdoor patio  when the weather warms up.  The menu is not extensive but you don’t eat a full meal here. You come for the Bourbon, …

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Taste of Manor

In Dupont Circle, Events, Review by RUNINdc

A Restaurant and Lounge by day that transforms to a modern, sleek nightclub by night.  The Manor is the newest D.C. spot to enjoy lunch, delicious happy-hour specials and dinner later accompanied by your favorite beats and cocktails created by one of DC’s top Mixologists. A fully stocked bar with the best liquors and spirits. Bottle service and happy hour specials all week long.  Bottle service is available throughout …

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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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Aaron McCloud Departing Cedar

In Chef, Penn Quarter by RUNINdc

Nevin Martell @nevinmartell  just reported that Renowned Chef Aaron McLeoud, known for making tasty things from local and seasonal ingredients and for featuring wild game such as buffalo and venison is leaving Cedar at the end of November According to Eat 24, McCloud has another local project that he’s keeping under wraps. Whatever he has brewing, we’re sure it will be something amazing so stay tuned.

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Plan B (Burgers, Beer, Bourbon) Opens Today

In Food by RUNINdc

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

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Uptown Tap House Halloween Costume Party

In Cleveland Park, Events, Fun by RUNINdc

Saints games at Uptown Tap House are always fun. Bonus this week with the Halloween Costume party led by the ever-talented and spooky DJ Hardhead. Everyone had a great time and as always service from Shani, Aaron and Ron Jolly was fantastic. Photos by RUNINOS Marketing and Design

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Browns Backers @RFD

In Sports by RUNINdc

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Taste of Chaplin’s

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

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

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Lebanese Taverna Tyson’s

In Review by RUNINdc

Again I am so happy and pleased to visit Lebanese Taverna. This time I went to the location in Tysons Corner. Going from the amazing experience in Woodley Park made me a bit nervous because my expectations were so high. I have gone from one restaurant of the same name to the other and was disappointed. This was not the …

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Fat Pete’s Eat, Live & Die BBQ

In Food, Review by RUNINdc

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

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Taste of Meskerem

In Adams Morgan, Food, Review by RUNINdc

Best Ethiopian food I’ve ever had, and best Ethiopian dining experience ever — and I’ve visited Addis Ababa in the past. Visited Meskerem at a Bookalokal dinner. We had a couple mixed veggie orders, and also a couple of meat dishes. The presentation was amazingly beautiful and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. “Food was ultra delicious,” said Yoomie Huyhn “Love, …

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Communicators Happy Hour

In Events, Fun, Mt Vernon by RUNINdc

Alba Osteria is a great find —  located in Mount Vernon Triangle, not too far from the Gallery Place/China town metro at: 425 I St, NW.  I went there for a RUNINOut happy hour and LOVED the decor, and food! Great ambiance! We had a fabulous time and were so impressed by Chef Amy’s delicious dishes and presentation.  First I enjoyed …

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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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A Taste of Lebanon Taverna in Woodley

In Lebanese, Review by RUNINdc

Lebanese Taverna, a staple in the Metro Area, is synonymous with the best hommus in the city. When I told anyone I was writing this blog the first thing they would mention is the perfect consistency and flavor of the hommus. I am a huge fan of hummus, which is the way I always thought it was spelled but ‘when …

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Ford’s Fish Shack

In Food, Food Blogger, Review by RUNINdc

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

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Carmine’s Food Bloggers’ Dinner

In Food, Food Blogger by RUNINdc

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

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Mason Dixie Popup

In Adams Morgan, Review by RUNINdc

I had the pleasure on Sunday to enjoy the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. pop up at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. On 18th street in Adams Morgan. Now to make this clear a pop up is one restaurant basically hosting another budding restaurant in their location to try to get the public excited before the big opening. Jack Rose Saloon is …

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Dino’s Grotto

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

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

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Farewell Chadwick’s

In Closing, Georgetown by RUNINdc

Chadwick’s is closing this weekend.  The long-time waterfront staple,  known for its daily happy hour deals and bottomless champagne brunch opened in 1967. The spot will live in infamy because that is where Aldrich Ames betrayed his country 30 years ago. Chadwick’s has been a Georgetown staple for nearly 50 years. Mr. Smith’s has been a DC favorite since 1962.  Farewell …

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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 …