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Half Smoke Eating Contest @Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street

In Food, H Street by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz On Saturday, Sept 17, during the H Street Festival, Ben’s Chili Bowl welcomed eaters and spectators to the 4th Annual Half Smoke Eating Contest. Whoever ate the most half smokes in eight minutes wins the Ben’s Chili Bowl trophy and cash prize. What’s unique about the DC half smoke is that half smoked and half grilled.  …

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H Street Fest 16 – Its a Wrap

In Food, H Street, Music, News & Culture by RUNINdc

Street Festival ’16 is one for the record books and once again another huge hit. From dancers to acrobats there was no shortage of performers. There were lots of exhibits on display along the H Street corridor And restaurants, bars and rooftops were packed with festival-goers. The DC region was blessed with good weather attracting tens of thousands of people to …

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Ben’s Upstairs – Southern with a Splash of Caribbean Debuts on H

In Food, Fun, H Street, Openings by RUNINdc

his weekend, H Street will transform into a boulevard of food, fun & festivities. And Ten01 will transform into Ben’s Upstairs, a new concept from the family that created Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door The new restaurant will serve Southern-influenced cuisine food with a hint of Caribbean flavors Just like the name implies, the restaurant will feature a bar upstairs …

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Festival Goers to take over H Street, Sat

In Bar, Beer, Events, Fashion, Festival, H Street by RUNINdc

his Saturday, Sept 17, H Street will transform once again into a celebration of food, culture and fun. For it’s eleventh year, a festival that seems to grow and expand every year, this year promises to be no different. For 7+ hours from noon to dusk, hundreds of vendors and thousands of festival-goers (last year attracted over 200,000) will flood …

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Brodown Throwdown @ Rock & Roll Hotel

In H Street by RUNINdc

FREE NOON – 3AM 1ST FLOOR (ALL AGES) JUSTIN JONES 9PM Justin Jones is “rock and roll…No Auto-Tune,nogimmicks—just a songwriter with a guitar and a crack band,” says The Vinyl District’s Jennifer Carney. Weaned on the sounds of southern soul, blues, and rock, Jones started playing open mic nights in Charlottesville near his hometown in hisearly teens. With five albums …

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H Street Fest 2015

In H Street by RUNINdc

What a busy weekend ahead: H Street NE will celebrate the 10th annual H Street Festival on September 19, 2015. This year’s festival is sure to be one of the best, with activities, performances, restaurants and vendors spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE. Organized by H Street Main Street, the H Street Festival is one of Washington DC’s most …

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Vendetta Robbed on H Street

In Bar, Food, H Street, News, Police by RUNINdc

Three men robbed Vendetta Bocce Bar & Tavern on H Street and attacked one of its employees just as it was closing down this morning. The robbers demanded property when they entered the bar and  struck an employee before they fled through the back door. Police described one of the robbers as an 18-to-25-year-old man who was 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. That …

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Germany v USA: Biergarten Haus

In Embassy, Events, Food, Fun, H Street, Happy Hour by RUNINdc

Everyone knows where to go when the Germans play in the World Cup. From all the Men’s World Cup games last year to the ones this year, the Biergarten Haus has been a reliable watering hole for German fans young and old to cheer and celebrate. This year, the US is playing tough football and both Germany and the US …

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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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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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German Fans Whoop it Up @ The Biergarten

In Fun, H Street, Soccer, Sports by RUNINdc

German fans from all over the DMV converged at DC’s iconic Deutschland to savor Bavarian food, German drafts and cheer on their beloved National Football Team.  Long time German fans and brand spanking new ones crammed into the Biergarten Haus‘s spacious open patios to witness Germany make history — becoming World Champions for the fourth time, but the first in …

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Fans Celebrate Record Win in Biergarten

In Events, Fun, H Street, News, Sports by RUNINdc

In Biergarten Haus, H-Street‘s little Deutschland, fans piled in shortly after lunch, all decked out in black, red and gold.  The crowd was jubilant but cautious — many were expecting a close game — no one expected anything like this. What transpired was a shocker so surreal that some began to cheer when Brazil finally scored.  Either way, the entire match had become a …