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…

Mason Dixie Popup

I had the pleasure on Sunday to enjoy the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. pop up at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. On 18th street in Adams Morgan. Now to make this…

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.…

Farewell Chadwick’s

Chadwick’s is closing this weekend.  The long-time waterfront staple,  known for its daily happy hour deals and bottomless champagne brunch opened in 1967. The spot will live in infamy because…

Pop’s Seabar Opens at Former Taan Noodle Shop

Two months ago we broke the news that Taan Noodles had closed Cashion’s Eat Place   a seasonal American restaurant with daily-changing menu had bought the business. Cashion’s co-owner Justin Abad and…

Mr Smith’s to Open at Old Chadwick’s

One thing about Georgetown, history never fades away — it just changes its name.  When we heard this summer that old Georgetown favorite piano bar was closing, many of us…

Carriage House Closes; Johnny Pistolas Opens

Carriage House has had quite a storied existence ever since it’s opened its doors a year and a half ago. It has gone through a whole slew of chefs and managers.  The…

Tel Veh Switches Gears

Tel Veh has had a rough two years.  Going through three managers since it opened its doors the summer of 2012.  Known for its wine list and bottomless brunch, albeit…

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,…

Ben’s Chili Bowl @DCA

B Too World Cup

Rocket Bar

This has been one of our go to places before or after any game or conert at the Verizon Center. $2.75 Coors Lights for Caps games? Not the bar to…

Metro 91 DC – All in a Day’s Work

Last month, Mark Kawar completed the Metro 86 challenge, visiting all 86 stations and taking a selfie in front of the Metro’s pylon in one day. A week later on…

Guinness Pour – an Animation

Brookland Pint opens in time for Beer Week

Brookland Pint, a new American craft beer and American casual cuisine-type restaurant in the heart of the Brookland community.  Designed with historical significance in mind, Brookland Pint seeks to promote…

RiRa Georgetown

Ri Ra Georgetown is just as beautiful if not more so than Ri Ra in Clarendon. It is a bigger space right on M st near 31st. The chandelier at…

Taste of Medaterra

It was a beautiful, crisp evening in Woodley Park and the inviting blue and white facade of Medaterra Restaurant was a welcome sight after a mere one minute walk from the…

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…

Neyla to Close

A message from Neyla’s Facebook page Dear NEYLA Friends & Followers, We must say so long for now. It has been our pleasure serving you. We will see you again!

Ya Me Jana

The DMV is home to a several popular Lebanese restaurants (Northern Virginia alone has 14).  But there are few places that are as warm and welcoming as Me Jana Come here…

Georgetown Legend Mr Smith’s to Close

The last date for Mr. Smith’s is now Sept 1.  Word is out that Mr. Smith’s is seeking a new location somewhere in Georgetown.  TBA.

Taste of Oaxaca

This relatively small Mexican restaurant is located on 18th st in Adam’s Morgan several blocks south of Columbia Rd. The interior is festive with bright summery colors and sombreros hanging…

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…

The Diner Closes for a Facelift

The Diner DC just served its last brunch for a couple of weeks. That’s because they’re getting a facelift.  But don’t worry.  According to a post on their Facebook, They’re…

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…

Clarendon Food Crawl – Aug 9

On Saturday August 9, RUNINOut and Social Group DC will be launching Clarendon’s first-ever Food Crawl Over 50 DC-area Foodies will converge on Wilson Blvd to sample signature dishes from 4…

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…

Taste of Toro Toro

Jaleo meets Fogo De Chao — our event was held at Toro Toro. Wonderful choice for dinner with top notch service.  The ceviche was one of the best I’ve had…

Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar

by Annamaria Quayle  Yuppies Delight, it’s tasteless, pretentious and overdone! Located off the beaten path in Old Town Alexandria well past the hub of activity most enjoy about the area,…

Indique Heights Closes for Renovation

Indique Heights has closed for about four months for renovation. Co-owners Surfy Rahman and K.N. Vinod will be downsizing their eight-year old Indian restaurant to something about half its size.  During…

Troubled Nightclub Closes

Ibiza closes after bankruptcy and trouble with the law and DCRA while operating without an alcohol license

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

Ben’s Chili Bowl to Open at DCA

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Ben’s Chili Bowl will celebrate 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…

Victory in Berlin

When Mario Goetze scored what would the game-winning goal for Germany in over time, the entire Cafe Berlin erupted with joy. This is the first year we have shown World Cup games…

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…

The Coupe Offers 50 Cent Specials

Love 50 cent specials. From Mon to Fri 5-8pm, The Coupe will  will offer 50 cent Sriracha-Glazed Chicken Wings, “BLT” Deviled Egg garnished with Bacon, Tomato Jam, and Micro Arugula and…

Arlington to Crack Down on Bar Crawls

The city of Arlington is looking to crack down on the notorious bar crawls. The county will vote this week whether to require bars to get a permit to host…

German Fans Whoop it Up @ The Biergarten

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…

Argentina Fans Cheer Hard @ Citron

Argentina fans from all around the area converged on Cafe Citron to cheer on their favorite Latin team.  It was a mad house with fans arriving as early as noon…

Piola Pizzeria

Del Campo Celebrates Argentina Victory

Del Campo in Chinatown’s menu is a product of Chef Victor Albisu’s Latin American roots and his extensive travels to Argentina.  And on the day that the blue and white…

Fans Celebrate Record Win in Biergarten

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…

The Folklife Festival is Imperiled

Sunday is the last day of the Folklife Festival this year. It could also be the last day the Folklife Festival will take place on the lawn at the National…

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…

Columbia vs Brazil @ El Tio

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World Cup @ Lucky Bar

Health Code Violation Closes Hill Country for a Day

Hill Country was closed yesterday and partly today due to a critical health code violation.  A Department of Health sign was posted on the front door stating that it would…

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…

B Too Wins the Wager

B Too and the Pig located next door set a friendly bet before the big match. So who would win the crispy wafelburger, a classic burger with crispy onions dripping with…

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…

World Cup Viewing

Here are some great places that offers both happy hour and outdoor seating:

Taste of Kora

One of the best Happy Hours in Crystal City.  The food and drink specials are simply amazing and hard to beat.  The lunch specials are also attractive.  The pizzas from…

Off the Beaten Path — 51st State

You don’t go to 51st for a nice dinner or a date — that’s for dam sure.  You go there for Tacos Tuesdays, wing nights, football cheering and of course the…

B Too: Belgium Wins! (Animation)

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…

Alia King Manshio—A Creator Inspired by Color

By Nan Kay Alia displayed jewelry created by her at the RAW event at Penn Social last week (www.RAWartists.org).  Her stall had earrings, necklaces, pins and other jewelry pieces—each unique—designed…

Taste of Silo

RUNINOut held our June Communicators’ Happy Hour at Silo.  Cute, funky and friendly — Silo is a wonderful addition to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The burgers are really amazing…

Silver Spring Blues Festival Saturday

The Silver Spring Blues Festival was a fabulous event with fantastic bands, great atmosphere and friendly people.  

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…

B Too oh so Bodacious

  June’s Food Blogger was held at the sleek and inviting B Too, Chef Bart’s second spot, the more high-end and polished version of his massively popular Barracks Row spot, Belga…

Cafe Paradiso Patio, Bar & Dining Room

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…

Bangkok Joe’s Last Week

Bangkok Joe‘s will be closing its doors this week to make room for a new contemporary restaurant from Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan and Owner Mel Oursinsiri. We want to thank YOU…

Cinco de Mayo @ El Tio

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EU Runners Visit 27 Embassies on One Day

Washington, DC – On May 10, more than 45 runners embarked on a 13 mile trek covering 4 distinct regions – Georgetown – Dupont Circle – Adams Morgan – Van Ness all…

Station 4 Yappy Hour

RUNINOut held their first ever Yappy Hour at Station 4.  The weather appeared ominous that day, but luckily by the time 6pm rolled in, the skies had cleared — just…

USASOA Presents “Second to None”

USASOA recently expressed their gratitude to the brave men and women in uniform at the Armed Forces Day Celebration.  The keynote speaker was John Yori.  Music was performed by Brian…

DC-AYA Raises $700 from Lebanese Taverna Fundraiser

DC AYA Fundraiser Washington, D.C. – April 18 –DC Alliance of Youth Advocates  hosted a fundraiser at Lebanese Taverna on May 15th from 5pm to 8:30pm. The event was sponsored by…

RFD Hosts Fundraiser for DC Gators Scholarship Fund

The DC Gators recently announced a $1,000 scholarship for Fall and Spring interns in the DC Metro area. RFD supported the fund by donating 20% of revenue from the event…

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,…

EU Embassy Run: Embassy of Netherlands

Netherlands is known for its cycling and innovation.  And as part of the annual EU Embassy Run, the Embassy of Netherlands became  one of the 10 stops the group of 40+…

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…

Meet Drink Laugh @Marriott

RUNINOut held our first Comedy Show with DC Comedy Writers at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Chinatown was a huge smash Over a dozen comedians performed 5 minute skits telling jokes…

Taste of MIO

Our DC Food Blogger HH in May was Mio.   If you crave Puerto Rican food, the options are limited in the city. It is the cuisine of Cuba, Spain…

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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