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Mystics Magic in Ward 8

In News, Openings, Sports by RUNINdc

Seems out of place to be watching professional basketball in an arena the same size as some high school gyms. But after all, having the Mystics, the reigning Eastern Conference champions, play in my neck of the woods feels quite surreal. Last year, they played across the River at the Capital One, sharing a home with the struggling Wizards. There …

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Horace & Dickies Comes to Congress Heights

In Food, News, Openings by RUNINdc

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 more than 25 years and this is the first time moving to Southeast You’ll feel at home while savoring a great meal. Experience the famouys Fish that has been featured …

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Patagonia Reopens in Georgetown

In Openings by RUNINdc

  Photos by Jason Morenz Patagonia has reopened in Georgetown in the old Mr Smith’s location on M Street. Housed in an old factory that once produced industrial-size scales, the Patagonia store carries a nice assortment of quality clothing and gear for outdoor sports, travel and everyday living. 

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Museum of Bible Opens

In Openings by RUNINdc

After much anticipation, the Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC The Museum is the brainchild of Hobby Lobby owner Steve Green. The $500 million museum contains eight floors of biblical artifacts and exhibits from over the centuries ― including fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the largest private collections of Torahs in the world, The Museum is open 10am …

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Apple Store Pentagon City Expands

In Arlington, News, Openings by RUNINdc

he Apple store at Pentagon City has just completed a major rebuild. Gone are the days of stuffy spaces with cramed customers. The new build is quite transformative, taking over two neighboring stores and closing for nearly six months. It now offers  large glass doors, touch-sensitive sequoia wood tables and shelves, seating areas for community events, large 6K resolution video …

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Trump’s Inauguration Looms without the Stars

In Festival, Openings, Patriotic, Smithsonian, Transportation, Travelling by RUNINdc

nauguration events will begin in just over a week. Street closures and parking restrictions throughout D.C. will begin shortly after noon on Jan. 18, and expand to major roads and bridges by 3 a.m. on Jan. 19. These closures will continue even after the Inauguration. Meanwhile, the President-Elect is having trouble finding talent to perform. Trump, however, claims that he’s …

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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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Upshur Rising

In Diner, Food, News, Openings, Petworth, Pizza, Wine by RUNINdc

Petworth News recently stated that the 800 block of Upshur Street NW is quickly becoming Restaurant Row. Already known for Crane & Turtle, Domku and Petworth Citizen, among others. Let’s see what’s coming down the pike in 2016: Food Network star chef Alex McCoy will be heading up a Thai restaurant: Alfie’s on 3301 Georgia Ave NW Diners are coming back …

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Hawthorne Opens on U Street

In Openings, Rooftop, U Street by RUNINdc

Boasting one of the best 360 degree view rooftops on U Street, Hawthorne opens in the former Tabaq Bistro space. Reed Landry and Fritz Brogan, owners of Chinese Disco, Mission and Mason Inn now have a great footprint on U Street. Hawthorne has four floors, a basement and an incredible glass rooftop. Stephen Dillon formerly of Dino and Mothership will be …

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First 100 Win Chick Fil-A for a Year

In Events, News, News & Culture, Openings by RUNINdc

ired of metroing to Crystal City to taste those amazing boneless breast of chicken pressure cooked in peanut oil?  Well you’re in luck – starting Wed at 6am, Chick-Fil-A will open it’s first DC location in Columbia Heights and the first 100 customers will win free Chick-Fil-A for an entire year. But don’t go pulling out your sleeping bag — the line …

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Shori Sushi Grand Opening

In Food Blogger, Fun, Japanese, News, Openings by RUNINdc

On Sunday, Jul 19th, Shori Sushi will be celebrating their Grand Opening. There will be two seatings and each seating will be 100 guest. The first seating will be from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and the second seating will be from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Both seating will be serving variety of appetizers, sushis, sashimi and desserts. The …

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After the Skies Cleared

In 14th Street, Adams Morgan, Arlington, Ashburn, Ballston, Baltimore, Clarendon, Crystal City, Downtown, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Metro, Misc, Music, News & Culture, Openings, Patriotic, Pets, Photos, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz It started out wet and misty and then in the late afternoon, the skies came down. By 4pm the rain was so hard, the US Park Service had to declare an emergency and opened up museums and federal buildings near the mall for folks to take shelter. The skies came down for over an hour, but once …

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Summers Returns for Now

In Arlington, Charity, Food, Fun, News, Openings by RUNINdc

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 was in the works. Located at the corner of Clarendon Boulevard and North Courthouse Road, the bar became ultra popular with soccer fans and was once voted as the best …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. …