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DC Delinquent Taxes Accepted Without Penalties Until September 30 at Midnight

Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 30, to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.

“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”

Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.

At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.

Man Attempting to Create World's Longest Shish Kebab at Turkish Festival

This story was sent to us by I AM Modern Magazine:

Award-winning regional magazine for women, "I AM Modern," along with Coca Cola North America, is sponsoring the attempt to establish the Guinness World Record for the Longest Shish Kebab on October 3rd, 2010. The attempt will be undertaken by I Am Modern Magazine’s Food Editor Murat Aksu and it will take place during the annual Washington D.C. Turkish Festival at Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 12th and 14th Streets. This will be the first ever recorded attempt for the Longest Shish Kebab with the Guinness World Records.

"Our goal is to support and sponsor cultural events that bring our Metro DC communities together” said Hulya Aksu, publisher of "I Am Modern.” “We are a firm believer that communities that celebrate diversity and different cultures are stronger for it.”

GQ Names the 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America

Two local cocktail bars were recently ranked in GQ's list of best cocktail bars in America. Bottoms up!

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Announces October 1st Opening with Introductory Prices at Dinner

This Penn Quarter story was sent to us by Heather Freeman:

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is excited to announce the preview opening of its new DC location at 801A 9th Street, NW, in Penn Quarter will begin October 1st.  It will open with a new menu specifically developed for Washington by Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot. 

Walk This Way

Join Becky's Fund this Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, as fashion takes a stand against domestic violence.

That's right. Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky's Fund will host the Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show. There, Matt Landsberg, founder and owner of the luxury men’s clothier, will showcase his collection, which will be modeled by local professional athletes and celebrity models.

D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites are expected to congregate for this fabulous event, which will benefit Becky’s Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization that uses education and empowerment to prevent and raise awareness regarding domestic violence.

Ping Pong Dim Sum in Penn Quarter Offers Incredible Happy Hour Specials

Ping Pong Dim Sum, located at 900 7th Street in NW, offers a really sweet happy hour.  From 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., every day, Ping Pong Dim Sum has the following deals:

  • $5 specialty cocktails
  • $4 draft beers
  • $6 glasses of the featured wine of the week
  • $3 assorted dim sum plates


This isn't your standard happy hour though.  For one, there are crazy creative cocktails, like the kumquat mojito and the earl gray julep.  The dim sum provides a nice change to regular happy hour fare, offering plates of baked pork puffs and chive dumplings.

PPDS also offers late night happy hours, from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturday.

For more information, you can visit Ping Pong Dim Sum online or call them at 202-506-3740.