Summers Returns for Now

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…

Il Radicchio to Offer Sun Brunch

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…

Convivial on track to Open this Spring

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…

Carving Room’s Big Two Brings New Slices

It’s a New York deli meets Casablanca cafe. [dropcap] T [/dropcap]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…

Mardi Gras Bash @ Bayou

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…

Chao Ku Launches Kickstarter Campaign in Shaw

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…

Tabard Inn – Timeless Dupont Tradition

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…

Food Invokes Sharing Says Jason Bursey of Parallel

Jason Bursey wants you to take your time. He wants you to come and enjoy the flavor of fresh, locally sourced food and he wants your friends to enjoy it too.…

Mackie’s Bar & Grill in Old Town

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…

ABC Suspends McFaddens Liquor License

Coppi’s – Cleveland Park DC

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…

The Veal Ravioli @Noelia

The veal stuffed ravioli was perfectly cooked and the veal: tasty and unbelievably tender —  couldn’t get enough of it!! Noelia Italian Kitchen

Taste of Ocopa

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…

Plan B (Burgers, Beer, Bourbon) Opens Today

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…

Taste of Chaplin’s

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…

Fat Pete’s Eat, Live & Die BBQ

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]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…

Taste of Meskerem

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…

Ford’s Fish Shack

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…

Carmine’s Food Bloggers’ Dinner

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…

Dino’s Grotto

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.…

Crystal City Restaurant Review

While Crystal City Restaurant has been a staple of Arlington for many years, what few may know is that it has been around for over 50 years. Originally just a…

PR Flacks @ The Gryphon

Located on Connecticut Ave Nw. In DC right around the corner from the Dupont Circle Metro, The Gryphon is a restaurant and bar with an old world sense of style.…

Ambar-licious

From its modern, yet rustic decor, to its expertly crafted menu, Ambar gratifies all the senses. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from just off the Eastern Market metro stop,…

El Centro, D.F. GT

The decor was very rustic with lots of rich gnarled, and salvaged wood as well as metal tubs and spigots instead of sinks in the bathroom. Most interesting still is…

Alba Osteria – a Review

From the moment I stepped foot in this large and ultra modern restaurant on the corner of I St and 4th St NW, I was impressed with the decor, with…

Clarendon Food Crawl

 What a treat! You simply can’t beat five lovely restaurants in the heart of Arlington for only $40 per person. A play on those fun Pub Crawls that seem to…

Crios Modern Mexican in DC

We’re always on a quest for good Mexican in DC. Not Salvadoran. Not Chipotle — I want my tacos served with a smile. We were lured to Crios Modern Mexican…

Best of Berlin

by Richard Barry Zee Germans. They do some things (most things) well and not by accident. Soccer, automobiles and any kind of meat dish are all examples of exacting German…

Roofer’s Union – a Review

Roofers Union is a relatively new watering (and feeding) hole located at 2446 18th St. NW in DC in the building that used to be occupied by The Reef.  And…

First Down Hosts Wing Eating Contest for Habitat for Humanity

First Down Sports Bar has 40 flavors of wings, both traditional and boneless.  The wings are thick, crispy and perfectly sauced. So when First Down decided to host a Wing…

Ben’s Chili Bowl Opens at DCA

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Ben’s Chili Bowl celebrated the opening of the historic D.C. restaurant’s first ever airport location.  “Ben’s Chili Bowl is an iconic part of Washington, D.C.’s rich…

Biergarten Haus World Cup Celebration

Fans, young and old were in great spirits at the Biergarten Haus when Germany beat Brazil to advance to the Finals. http://runindc.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/BierG-1.gif

Chinese Banquet at Ming’s

RUNINOut and Bookalokal were treated to a culinary adventure  featuring some of Ming’s brand new signature dishes.  With the new menu rolling out this summer, Michelle Tam wanted to introduce…

Piola Pizzeria

Noodles Plan to Upsell Customers

Noodles & Company will start adding free-floating servers who will visit tables to see if guests would be interested in purchasing more food, dessert, coffee, even beer or wine. The server…

Mission Dupont Hits the Mark on Mexican Food

Animated Gif courtesy of Jason Morenz [dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow can we forget the old One Lounge — many of us cradle fond memories of late nights drinking wine and cocktails.  Come visit Reed…

Fire Station 1 – Great Event for Charity

On April 26th, 2014 for the first time, Fire Station 1  hosted our third annual Cinderella Care Comedy for Cure fundraiser. Our event was held on the second level with…

Taan Noodles Finally Closes

Almost a year ago to this day, Taan Noodles tweeted that it had closed it doors for good.  That was a bit premature and Taan immediately reopened with a new chef,…

Taste of Tara Temple

  Upon entering Tara Temple, you are immediately greeted by a majestic row of tori gates transporting me to a foreign, exotic land. Once you enter the dining room, you…

Lyon Hall – Mussels & Donuts

If you come to Lyon Hall, you must have the mussels. They are literally out of this world!!  Perfect for two to share although I could easily consume it all by…

Four Sisters Clarendon – Third Time’s a Charm

Clarendon doesn’t have many choices for authentic Asian.  Last year, we wrote off Rien Tong after several not too stellar episodes with bland food and rude service. So when Four Sisters moved…

Noelia Metro Center — First Look

Finemondo sold the business to Kaiser Gill and the venue has magically transformed to Noelia, a 238-seat space Italian restaurant. Gill tapped former Sette Osteria and Cafe Milano chef Carmen Piazza as…

Cafe Paradiso

If you want fabulous Italian cuisine and terrific wine in a quaint and cozy spot, then look no further than Woodley Park’s majestic Cafe Paradiso. Walk inside, you are greeted…

Cinco de Mayo @ El Tio

RUNINDC celebrated Cinco de Mayo at El Tio with tacos and Capt Morgan.  Pictured are Karen Gavelan, Shirley Zheng and Mauricio [srizonfbalbum id=4]

DC Communicators Happy Hour

For the last several years, military Public Affairs Officers held a monthly social in Crystal City, VA.  Starting with Vapiano, the group decided to invite all communicators (Gov, Non-Gov, Corporate,…

A Taste of Puerto Rico

The biggest race on the fall schedule could very well feature a British import at the front of the pack.

Duffy’s Gets a D

Duffy’s is good for what it is.  It’s ideal to get bar food and drink beer.  The place is known for its wings, but when I took a bite, I…

Medaterra Raises $1,200 for Philippines Relief

Medaterra Raises $1,200 for Philippines Relief Medaterra, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Woodley Park, raises $1,200 for Philippines Relief fund The tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan has left us heavyhearted,” said…

St Paddies Day @ Irish Channel

Back in the 1600’s, the Catholic church created St Patrick’s Day to commemorate Christianity’s arrival in Ireland — boy has the holiday evolved over the years. Today, St Patrick’s Day…

Noelia to Open in Metro Center

A paginated review video post format which includes a table specifications. This is a big week for Apple; it has two new phones hitting store shelves, and a brand new operating system.

Rien Tong – Tasteless & Rude

Rien Tong is a Thai Sushi shop in the heart of Clarendon.  It’s perfectly located since there’s a dearth of good Asian restaurants this side of Arlington. I’ve visited several times…

The Pedicabber

The following weekend, Zach and I were in my Subaru Baja driving at full speed on the NJ Turpike to NYC.“Why are we driving up to the Big Apple just…

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