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  • FSM News

  • Meet Katherine Newell Smith — if you haven’t already!

    Women in the food world may have many traits: outgoing, energetic, super-busy, very talented, ultra-organized. But one local culinary expert can claim them all…and more! Her name: Katherine Newell Smith. Indeed, she seems to know nearly ... read more »

    Oct 03, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Was I nuts?

    I know nothing about the food business. But, I’m learning. My adventure in the culinary arts started as I was phasing in my retirement from Voice of America, where I had worked as a science reporter ... read more »

    Oct 02, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DISTRICT WINERY THE INTERVIEW | Brian Leventhal and John Stires, District Winery

    FSM: How did you happen to choose Washington, D.C. for your second location? And what gravitated you to The Yards Park? Brian Leventhal: When we decided we wanted to open a new location outside of New ... read more »

    Sep 29, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Area chefs band together to advance LGBTQ causes

    CHEFS FOR EQUALITY was held September 19 at Union Market’s Dock 5 event space. The host committee was chaired once again by chef/journalist David Hagedorn, Chefs for Equality featured the capital region’s top chefs, pastry chefs ... read more »

    Sep 29, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bits & Bites

  • 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

  • Saval’s 85th Anniversary

    Lisa Keathley
    Lisa Keathley

    When you think 85 years old, you might think aging, static, slowing down. But none of these words apply to Saval Foods, celebrating 85 years this October! Change, innovation, and adaptation are more appropriate adjectives ... read more »

    Sep 05, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Brigitte Bledsoe — RAM’s 2017 Chef of the Year

    Brigitte Bledsoe — RAM’s 2017 Chef of the Year

    Lisa Keathley
    Lisa Keathley

    When most people think of Miss Shirley’s Cafe, they think brunch…delicious, flavorful, creative, worth-the-wait brunch. They may think amazing stuffed French toast, zesty eggs Benedict, and shrimp and grits that simply can’t be found anywhere ... read more »

    Aug 01, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Latest Dish

  • 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

  • Medals, medals, and more medals!

    Linda RothLinda Roth

    Bristow, Virginia-based MurLarkey Distilled Spirits was awarded five medals by the American Distilling Institute as part of its 2017 Judging of Craft Spirits. Divine Clarity Vodka won gold in the grain-to-glass vodka category. Brutality Limited ... read more »

    Sep 05, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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 »

    Aug 02, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Whining and Dining

  • 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

  • Cool Foodie Event Alerts!

    Randi RomRandi Rom

    All Aboard! Experience a modern interpretation of acclaimed recipes from a bygone age — and dine on the iconic B&O railway, overlooking the Patapsco River at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville. “Dining on the B&O–Memories Along ... read more »

    Sep 07, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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 »

    Aug 02, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Association News

  • Sales for 2018 Expo have begun

    The highlight of the winter is just around the corner as the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association is actively preparing for the 44th Annual Ocean City Spring Trade Expo — March 4-5, 2018. Coined, “coming out ... read more »

    Oct 03, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Securing your payments processing

    October marks the two-year anniversary of the U.S. migration to EMV smart-chip enabled payment technology. Despite the fact that the migration was accompanied by a card-present fraud liability shift to the party using the least ... read more »

    Oct 03, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  •   Eat. Give. Live.

    I have never encountered a more giving community than the restaurants and foodservice businesses in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. This region’s restaurant community members serve more than just food and drink — they are ... read more »

    Sep 29, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • My Take

  • …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

  • Defining Success

    Michael SternbergMichael Sternberg

    The closing of Jeff and Sally Buben’s iconic Southern restaurant, Vidalia, this past December, gave me much to think about. We’re all aware that the life span of a restaurant is finite, and eventually, forces ... read more »

    Mar 01, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post