JBAB’s First Big Event

Every summer past the Slip Inn hosted some memorable events with big concerts and cook outs. Obviously, this year has been different with the Slip Inn opening on July 4th.…

MGM National Harbor hopes Revenue Improves in the Fall

MGM National Harbor, which reopened on June 29 has permanently eliminated 25% of its pre-pandemic workforce of roughly 3,200, nearly 780 previously-furloughed employees. Nationwide MGM Resorts has layed off a…

Sports Betting Opens Up in Capital One

Last July, we reported that sports betting is now legal in Washington, DC. The DC Council approved it making it the first in the DMV to legalize sports betting. After…

Fast Casual at MGM

Now that the casinos have reopened, guests have returned in droves. You don’t have to worry about overcrowding. MGM National Harbor is so enormous, visitors can spend days there and…

Casinos Reopen

Preview(opens in a new tab) Over the last several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to visit a handful of casinos throughout the US. Here’s my synopsis of each of them…

Easton Farmers Market Flourishes Along the River

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Astoria Packed After Dark

This weekend as in the last couple weeks on Steinway Street endearingly called “Little Egypt”, the streets are alive like they are in Dubai. The stir crazy crowds, mostly mask-less,…

NYC COVID Cases Reaches Record Low

Police Car Fire 14th & Clifton NW

Double Red Flags on Orange Beach

The beaches in Alabama are open just in time for the summer season, but you won’t be able to go for a swim today. Double red flags are flying in…

Mobile Opens Back

Businesses across Alabama are now allowed to reopen their doors for the first time in nearly eight weeks after some restrictions. Governor Ivey announced the amendments to the Alabama “Safer…

Tacos & Tequila for Trader Joe’s

Bowser Cordons the Cherry Blossoms

The Surgeon General was on the Today Show this morning and he had a dire warning for Americans. “People are still heading to the National Mall in Washington to view…

End of the Great U.S. Shale Oil Boom

Wizards Pride Night

The Washington Wizards hosted the Atlanta Hawks for their annual Pride Night game on Friday, March 6th entitled “Love and Basketball During halftime, Beyonce impersonator, Riley Knoxx sang and danced…

Xenophobia Cripples Chinatown

I don’t just go to Philly for its history. I don’t go just for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I go for the museums that embodies the history and…

Katsucon DC 2020

by Jason Morenz https://www.katsucon.org/ Katsucon, a three-day fan convention hosted at National Harbor is popular with anime fans. Last year, the Marvel fan meetup drew in a crowd of over…

Trendy & Hip..Charlotte

She caught me staring from the corner of my eye.  I quickly turned away nervously and looked down with a slight smile. This happened a couple times through the evening…

Florida State Fair – Tampa

Superbowl LIVe

Miami knows how to host a football-themed party.  Of the LIV (that’s 54 for those not fluent in Roman Numerals) Superbowls held since 1967, Miami has hosted 11 of them. …

The Best Decade in a Generation

I still remember clearly Y2K and the turn of the new century. That’s why it’s hard for me to fathom that we are now ushering the 2nd decade of the…

2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the first time since 1971, there was concern that the balloons would not fly.  This happens when there is sustained winds over 20 knots. or gusts up to 30. …

2019 Nationals – Greatest Miracle in Major League Baseball

Photos by Jason Morenz The 2019 World Series will go down in the annals of sports as the most unusual series in history. The home team has lost every game…

Nats Win 8 in a Row

Shippensburg Halloween Parade

The weather was flawless and my timing was perfect. There was no rain and I arrived just in time for a huge parade. The 32nd Annual Halloween Parade was just…

Smokey Joe’s Barbecue in Shanksville

At Smokey Joe’s in Central City, Somerset County PA, the cooking is slow and methodical. I actually just left the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and found this beauty straight…

U.S. National Whitewater Center Introduces 17,000 Sq Ft Ice Skating Rink

Mystics Win WNBA Title in New St Elizabeth’s Arena

The Washington Mystics have won their first Title in 22 years during their first year they played at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in St Elizabeth’s, and it has been…

Lordstown on a Lifeline

It’s called Lordstown and they’re living on a lifeline.   The rural town just 30 miles northeast of Youngstown has gone through struggled before, but never as devastating as this one.…

Fiesta DC

Thousands Celebrate DC’s Diversity @ H St Festival

9/11 Remembrance

It has been 18 long years since terrorists-hijacked airplanes brought down the twin towers and struck the Pentagon. It’s a tragedy that’s seared into the souls of most Americans especially…

D.C. State Fair will take place in St Elizabeth’s

Winging It @ The National Zoo

Photos by Jason Morenz They were winging it at The National Zoo on Saturday. More than 200 people showed up to experience the phenomenon of migration at Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s…

Hull ArtWalk Opens to much Fanfare

Hull, Massachusetts used to be the playground for the rich and famous. The super wealthy from all over New England vacationed here. Paragon Park was a popular amusement park with…

Red Eye’s Bikini Contest

photos by Jason Morenz This past Sunday, the Red Eye’s Sports Bar in Grasonville, MD held a Red Eye’s Bikini Contest. The beautiful girls from the International Bikini Team took…

T2R – an Answer to Anacostia’s Food Dessert

The USDA defines a “food desert” as an area lacking fresh fruit, vegetables from grocery stores and other healthy food providers usually found in impoverished areas. Sadly, about 11% of…

Side-by-Side Shows D.C. Police Friendly Side

The Police were performing in Congress Heights, D.C. at Mellon Convenience Store, a day after a deadly shooting in the area. No, not Police the Band and this wasn’t a…

The Band’s Visit

An Egyptian band gets stuck in an Israeli dirt town for the night. What was supposed to be coughed up as a simple but embarrassing mistake turned out to be…

Sexual Harassment: The Epidemic in Egypt

It was the first day of EID.  The holy month of Ramadan had just ended and Egyptians were out in the streets en mass to reward themselves for the struggle that…

Sports Betting in Washington DC To Start At NFL Season

In late 2018, D.C. became the first to approve sports betting in the DMV. This came about after a vote by the District of Columbia Council resulted in a 9-2 decision…

Fat Jack’s – There is Life After Dark in Texarkana

Texarkana, located in the Ark-LA-Tex region, is a town with a unique name that confoundedly straddles two state lines. Considered one of Texas’ most dangerous cities, it had three Superfund…

DC Bike Ride Raises Safety Awareness

Photos by Jason Morenz The fourth annual, D.C. Bike Ride, organized to raise awareness to biker safety in the city, attracted thousands of participants that biked 20 miles throughout DC…

Bike DC is Saturday

Horace & Dickies Comes to Congress Heights

Inspired by the everyday family cooking, Horace and Dickies comes to Southeast with a pop-up at 2927 Martin Luther King Ave SE. Horace and Dickeys has beebn in business for…

Truckers Jamboree – Kenly NC

The Seventh annual East Coast Truckers Jamboree will be held in Kenly, NC from May 9-11 with display, concerts, fireworks and of course big trucks.

Awesome Con Returns to DC

The seventh annual Awesome Con, the local version of Comic Con, happens all weekend with approx 80,000 comic book and science-fiction nerds expected to attend. Awesome Con begins at noon…

Broccoli City Festival @ Fedex Field

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban announced  the official lineup for Broccoli City Weekend 2019 taking place April 25-27, 2019. The three-day multi-format event will include musical…

Anacostia River Festival

For a taste of local DC, come celebrate the Anacostia River at the annual Anacostia River Festival presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park and National Park Service. Take a…

Jolly Shows Carnival

Police arrested 26 people during a disturbance at Eastpoint Mall on Sunday night after a carnival at the Baltimore County shopping complex was shut down. Jolly Shows Spring Carnival and…

Cherry Blossom & Emancipation Day Fills Saturday Schedule

There will be a ton of events in DC this Saturday and those participating should be aware of extensive road closures. Both the Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival and the…

Petalpalooza ’19

Join The DC Wharf for Petalpalooza, a National Cherry Blossom Festival official event featuring a full day of art, music, and family-friendly fun along the waterfront! Enjoy live music on…

Cherry Blossoms to Peak Monday

The annual Cherry Blossom festival, centered around the cherry tree blossoms that are expected to peak about April 1, according to the National Park Service, began March 20 and runs…

Virginia Advances to Final Four in Buzzer Beater

The Cavaliers and Boilermakers staged an epic Elite Eight battle Saturday night. Both teams played a phenomenal game, both looking to go back to the Final Four in decades. And…

Fruity Friends slot Game

Get fruity with the ultimate classic online slot game, ideal for beginners – the Fruity Friends Slot. Iconic and simple in design, go bananas as you match up various kinds…

Fashion Week @ French Embassy

WHAT: International Couture Collection Show WHEN: Sunday September 23, 2018 – 5pm – 8pm WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW – Washington, D.C. 20007 PRICE:  $ 150 VIP $ 70…

Fire at Arthur Capper Senior Housing in SE DC

At least four people were sent to the hospital and 80 residents have been displaced as firefighters battled a massive blaze in an apartment building in Southeast D.C. that houses…

Moco Fair Demolition Derby

Photos by Jason Morenz The MOCO Fair welcomes more than 100 cars from across the Mid Atlantic to see which vehicle can outlast the rest. Cars must navigate the track to…

Catalonia Towers Over Washington

This year, Spain is rocking the FIFA World Cup, while it’s smaller cousin from the north takes center stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Catalonia, the autonomous Spanish region has…

Ming’s Dynasty Comes to an End

After eight years, Ming’s, the late night establishment that often stayed open to 4am will be saying Zaijian. The building will be completely renovated to make way for another new…

Dark Clouds Overshadow Rainbow

Father’s Day Shooting @Art All Night Trenton

A heated dispute between gang members was the cause behind a deadly shooting that erupted in Arts all Night festival at Roebling Wire Works in Trenton, NJ, killing one and injuring 22.…

Why the Nats will Finally Win in ’18

The wretched curse is finally LIFTED. The team that won President’s Trophy thrice with arguably Hockey’s greatest current player finally won the Big Stanley. But this wasn’t a given —…

Stanley Cup Festival Featured Shaggy and Sting

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he streets outside the Capital One Arena turned into a massive street festival Saturday. The Capitals hosted their first Stanley Cup game in 20 years by throwing a big pre-game and game…

EU Embassy Run – Ten Years of Friends, Pastries and Fun

May 12, 2018 was a perfect day for a run.  It was also the 10 year Anniversary of the EU Embassy Run, an annual fundraiser ran in conjunction with the…

DC Bike Ride Continues Despite Heavy Rain

Weather update: DC Bike Ride is a rain or shine event! In 2016, our first annual event, we saw weather JUST like this, and still 7,000 bicycle lovers showed up…

Derecho hits DC

Severe thunderstorms blew through the D.C. area Monday evening bringing strong winds, heavy rain and moderate damage to cars and home from downed trees to lightning strikes. Also the George…

Marvelous Melvin Hazen Trail

Melvin Hazen Trail Beautiful, Scenic, Tranquil and Fast

Seoul Spa in Security Square Baltimore

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t took me a while before I mustered the courage to visit Seoul Spa. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Korean Spas, but never made the effort to bare…

Baskin Robbins Offers $1.50 Cones

All day Saturday, March 31,  Baskin-Robbins around the country are selling $1.50 ice cream cones. You get a single scoop of any flavor you like—toppings and additional scoops cost extra.…

Night at the Museum by OneTrust

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was quite a night at the Museum with plenty of fantasy, humor and yes, networking.  OneTrust had an important announcement — the launch of a Consent and Data Subject Rights 2.0…

Students Pour into DC to March for Our Lives

Gifs by Jason Morenz [dropcap]H[/dropcap]undreds of thousands of students took to the streets to demand tough gun-control laws in the March for our Lives Rally today in Washington, D.C. Student…

Most Snow in Spring since ’64

Photo by Jason Morenz [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t may be the second day of spring, but it was the most significant snowfall all season.  As of 4pm, Reagan Airport has recorded over 4 inches…

Carnival’s Cruise Vacay Nightmare

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]10 day cruise onboard a luxury cruise ship in the balmy South Pacific would seem to be rest and relaxation for some people, but not for these vacationers. A…

VT Hacks

Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, VA held it’s VT Hacks on Feb 16-18, 2018. VT Hacks is an annual event held since 2014 where students of local schools come together at…

14th Street Pizzeria Closes After Marijuana Bust

After five years, Piola, the 14th street Italian-based restaurant chain  has closed. Earlier last month, Police responded to a marijuana party, finding several tables with marijuana on display apparently for sale.…

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Open 24 Hours Legal Sea Food: Noon – 8pm

Papa John Points Finger at NFL for Piss Poor Sales

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ohn Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain, will step down as CEO in the wake of controversial comments he made in November about the NFL’s handling of…

Backing Wide Load in Tight DC Job Site

Potomac Lanes Bowling

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]owling has gone through a major transformation since its heydays in the 90s. There has been a steady reduction in bowling leagues over the years and investors have realized that…

Throngs of Women Accuse Massage Envy of Abuse

Over a 180  women have reported sexual assaults at Massage Envy Spas across the nation. Despite these allegations, the company has failed to take accountability or even admonish the assailant,…

La Niña Means a Green Christmas for the East

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is calling for a warmer than normal winter in much of the Eastern coast of the US. La Niña is the opposite of…

US Navy Draws Gigantic Penis in the Sky

Plenty of onlookers from the ground in Okanogan County, Washington were amused by Thursday afternoon’s sky doodle. A spokesman for Naval Airbase Whidbey Island airbase confirmed that the aircraft involved was…

DC Dupont Moby Dick Reopen

Photography by Jason Morenz [dropcap]E[/dropcap]arlier this summer, Bethesda-based Persian dining chain Moby Dick House of Kabob  completed a remodel at it’s anchor DC location. Immediately, Moby Dick continued to serve…

Veteran’s Day Deals Nov 10-12 ’17

Saturday, Nov 11 Cici’s Pizza Free adult buffet Buffalo Wild Wings  Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries. California Pizza Kitchen: Free entrée from…

McCormick and Schmick’s Veterans Appreciation Day

Are you a veteran and like Seafood or Steak? Then you should consider visiting McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants for its annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday Nov 5, 2017…

Rays Provide Relief to Puerto Rico

The Tampa Bay Rays stepped up to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by chartering a plane to deliver medical supplies and equipment to Ponce, Puerto Rico. While in…

Golden Corral to get Redesign

Golden Corral will be getting a new look and feel starting next year. The privately held Golden Corral, which has nearly 500 restaurants, saw revenue fall 2.6 percent last year.…

Chilly Sales for Chili’s

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he casual dining chain whose sales have been slim in recent quarters has restructured its corporate staff and has now put their menu on an extreme weight loss diet. Chili’s…

Dolphins Coach Snorting Coke

The Dolphins Offense completely stinks and one of their coaches may have been snorting coke. The Miami Dolphins are investigating a video that allegedly shows offensive line coach Chris Foerster…

Hy-Vee to Develop 26 Wahlburgers

Hy-Vee will develop 26 Wahlburgers in its Midwest stores The 26 locations that Hy-Vee is planning to develop will double the chain’s size. The deal gives Wahlburgers a well-funded, well…

Dollar Margaritas @Applebees

You can get endless margaritas for a dollar, & I’m basically already hungover https://t.co/07apuEcHkR via @sheknows #margarita #applebees — Momo Go (@mogo44444) October 7, 2017 .@Applebees Is it true your…

Team St John Strong

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have watched our nation buffeted and drowned by mother nature, and we feel truly overwhelmed. Lets use the national reach of our powerful little organization to make a difference.…

Tesla Semi Beast to Disrupt Trucking

Next month, Tesla will be unveil the first semi-autonomous fully-electric class 8 semi truck – Electrek Though only boasting a range of 200-300 miles — a far cry from what…

Art All Night @CongressHeights

Sat, Sept 23 Art All Night – the Chocolate City Edition – welcomes all to come experience all forms of visual and performing arts, that takes you on a journey…

The American Red Cross Provides Disaster Relief

There are roughly 6,000 American Red Cross volunteers on the ground in 13 states and U.S. territories whose sole purpose is to help their neighbors. These 6,000 volunteers are helping…

Big Top on the Mall

The Greatest Show on Earth my have come and gone, but the days of circus acrobatics are far from over.  (Ringling Brothers closed in 2007 after 146 years) And this…

DC Westin Hotel Kitchen Fire

Fire broke out in the kitchen at the Westin Hotel at Thomas Circle in Northwest DC Saturday evening. Smoke was billowing from the Westin’s rooftop and more than a dozen…

A Scalding Roasting from DC’s Filter Coffeehouse

by Chito Peppler Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar  the long-time coffee shop in downtown DC  just called RUNINOut a “Piece of Crap.” Apparently they weren’t happy with the pictures that the…

Tacos & Tequila Festival

*** DC’s 1st Taco Festival *** ** Over 40 Craft Breweries/80+ Beers Included ** ** Tequila Pavilion (Mezcal Too!) ** DC’s Best Taquerias and Taco Trucks Come Together to Showcase DC’s…