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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