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  • FSM News

  • INSIDE OWNERSHIP

    Focus: Kosmas “Tom” KoukoulisOwner: Café Mezzanotte, UNCLE’s Hawaiian Grindz, and CAPICHE Street Food Italiano FACT:  Tom Koukoulis is 32 years old. That’s right, he is 32!FACT:  Attended the University of Baltimore. Tom bought his first restaurant, ... read more »

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  • Craft Beer — Distribution Made Easy

    Dan Kennedy, a savvy new entrepreneur, made his dream a reality this past February when he launched his new business — Free State Craft Beer Delivery. With the love and support of his wife and family, ... read more »

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  • Ladies Make Hooch in Ivy City

    Spirits are high in Ivy City. At last count, this rapidly growing area of Washington, DC boasts no fewer than three distilleries and one brewery. Among the stills are Republic Restoratives, at 1369 New York Ave., ... read more »

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  • A Tour of Congressional Seafood’s New Digs

    We all know food safety is critical. Congressional Seafood recently invited me for a private tour of its new facilities to show what’s happening on the safety front. Here is my report from the scene! Congressional ... read more »

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  • Janet Terry and her Community Farmers Market

    Twenty years ago, one of the first major farmers markets — the FRESHFARMS Dupont Circle market — opened in Washington, DC. Since then, nearly 200 farmers markets have opened in the metro area, and perhaps one ... read more »

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  • My Take… on Transitions

    We all go through transitions in life. Most are for the good but are difficult nonetheless. Even the best of us resist change, and transitions require us to change our habits, our patterns, even the way ... read more »

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  • The Latest Dish

  • THE LATEST DISH

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    What’s Happening! Chef Ryan Ratino, formerly of Ripple is opening his own shop — Bresca (honeycomb in Spanish, and yes, there are bee hives in his future), slated to open by October on 14th Street, ... read more »

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  • The Latest Dish

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    Top Stories The menu at Continental Modern Pool Lounge in Rosslyn (near the Continental) comes from the inspiration and talent of Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Smoked & Stacked. The connection for this project — a 180-seat ... read more »

    Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Latest Dish

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    Former chef at The Source, Scott Drewno, Mandu owner/operator Danny Lee, and Drew Kim, one of the founders of matchboxfoodgroup, have formed Fried Rice Collective (get it?). They will open Chiko on Barracks Row at ... read more »

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  • Whining and Dining

  • WHINING ’N DINING

    Randi RomRandi Rom

    Restaurant Week(s) are BA-ACK! Baltimore City Restaurant Week continues through August 6 (although a bunch o’ places extend the dates). Baltimore County Restaurant Week takes place August 4-19. Check out the menus from participating restaurants ... read more »

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  • WHAT’S HAPPENING

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    Langermann’s in Canton, one of my all time fave restaurants, has closed its doors. The “way popular” restaurant featured low country cuisine from award-winning chef Neal Langermann. While a partner in his namesake restaurant, Chef ... read more »

    Jul 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • What’s On Tap

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    Ron and Gail Furman’s Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point will host Union Craft Brewery’s 5th anniversary party on June 29 at 5 p.m. It’ll be hu—uge! Max’s is the logical choice for this celebration b’cuz ... read more »

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  • Association News

  • ASSOCIATION NEWS RAM

    Produced by the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM), the Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo brings together the best elements of the region’s hospitality industry. Join us September 26 and 27 at the Maryland State ... read more »

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  • If it’s summer…

    …it must be Summer Restaurant Week! Yes, from Monday, August 14 to Sunday, August 20, more than 250 restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will serve up multi-course meals, with dinner menus available for $35, ... read more »

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  • New Bills Affecting Virginia

    The restaurant industry and the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association had yet another productive year in the 2017 General Assembly Session. Many bills came and went at our state’s capitol in Richmond, and quite ... read more »

    Aug 02, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post