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  • FSM News

  • COOL GIFT IDEAS

    Stackable wines Stackable wine is a bottle of wine separated into four ready-to-serve stemless wine glasses. A great gift idea and perfect for tailgating. The Vine on Main in Sykesville features cabs, chards, and pinot noir. TheVineSykesville.com. Give the gift of food Who ... read more »

    Dec 05, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • WHERE D.C. MEETS WATERFRONT

    A New Destination in Town: The District Wharf Phase one of The Wharf opened in October in D.C.’s Southwest quadrant. The $2.5 billion, 3.2-million-square-foot waterfront neighborhood features spaces for residences, offices, hotels, shops, cultural events, and ... read more »

    Dec 04, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Farm Market Maven Graduates to Brick and Mortar

    “I work 120 hours a week,” says Jennifer Brown. “But it feels like only 90!” The baker, package wrapper, deliverer, bookkeeper, and dishwasher of Cupcakes Lounge seems to have unlimited energy and simply loves what she ... read more »

    Dec 04, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • FSM News

    Holiday Celebrations Here, There, and Everywhere! Food and fun festivities abound during the holiday period, and there is no way to capture even a fraction of them. However, here are a couple of fun events to ... read more »

    Nov 29, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bits & Bites

  • Neighborhood Watch!

    Lisa Keathley
    Lisa Keathley

    Literally! Thanks to WETA Television, the public broadcasting station serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, viewers can watch two different program series to learn about restaurants, cafes, and other eateries in their own ... read more »

    Dec 04, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Meals for Millions … and More

    Lisa Keathley
    Lisa Keathley

    We’ve all read the headlines and seen the TV footage. But what José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen team accomplished in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria bears repeating. For weeks after the disaster, Andrés ... read more »

    Oct 27, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Georgia on my mind

    Lisa Keathley
    Lisa Keathley

    No, not that Georgia! The Republic of Georgia. D.C.’s first Georgian restaurant — Supra — is set to open this fall in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood at 1205 11th Street, NW. Supra will introduce Washingtonians to ... read more »

    Oct 02, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Latest Dish

  • Hot off the press!

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    Joseph Mattioli, the general manager of the St. Regis Washington, D.C., plans to launch a new French café concept (as he is French) in the historic 1926 hotel lobby, featuring French pastries and espresso (the ... read more »

    Dec 04, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A ‘RARE’ Sight Slated for I Street This Month

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    Openings: RARE Steak and Seafood, with a November 1 open at 1595 I Street, NW (at 16th Street), will seat over 300 people in the 10,000-square-foot, two-level space. And that doesn’t count the tented roof ... read more »

    Oct 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Latest Dish

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    Top Chef alumnus, Kwame Onwuachi, will head the kitchen at Kith and Kin at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf in D.C. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will feature Caribbean flavors, Creole cuisine, and African accents, taking ... read more »

    Oct 02, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Whining and Dining

  • WHINING ’N DINING

    Randi RomRandi Rom

    OPEN FOR BIZ Grabbagreen, a healthy fast-casual restaurant “where great tasting, healthy food meets the speed and convenience of traditional fast food” opened in Hunt Valley Towne Centre. The “Eat Clean” menu is preservative-free, naturally ... read more »

    Dec 05, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • WHINING ’N DINING

    Randi RomRandi Rom

    Open for biz Federal Hill’s new In Bloom Restaurant, a partnership between Chefs Kevin Perry and Cyrus Keefer, doesn’t offer one specific type of cuisine — rather a seasonal menu featuring grilled or pan-fried meats, ... read more »

    Oct 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • WHINING ’N DINING

    Randi RomRandi Rom

    Open for biz… Chef Kevin Perry, owner of Liv2Eat has joined forces with (the amazing) Chef Cyrus Keefer to open a new restaurant called In Bloom, in the former Liv2Eat space at 1444 Light Street ... read more »

    Oct 03, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • My Take

  • Only Restaurant People…

    Michael SternbergMichael Sternberg

    I had the great pleasure of opening a restaurant for a client recently. It’s been a few years since I have been so integral to an opening, and this was a particularly rewarding experience because ... read more »

    Dec 01, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • …on customer service

    Michael SternbergMichael Sternberg

    We’ve all been there — 45 minutes on hold listening to a recording tell us how important we are to the company we are calling. Just when you are about to give up and hang ... read more »

    Oct 03, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Our Industry’s Image

    Michael SternbergMichael Sternberg

    I’ve been blessed with a long career in the hospitality industry, during which I’ve met some of the most engaging, caring, and creative people among my fellow restaurateurs and chefs.  We’ve laughed, cried, broken bread ... read more »

    May 01, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post