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Saval’s 85th Anniversary

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 to describe this family business. The firm was started in Baltimore in 1932 by Harry and Flora Saval. Grandson and […]

Brigitte Bledsoe — RAM’s 2017 Chef of the Year

Brigitte Bledsoe — RAM’s 2017 Chef of the Year

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 else. Behind the scenes dreaming up all these breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes is Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe. In […]

Culinary Stars: Roundtable & Rumble

“If you want to open a restaurant, open your dream restaurant…or do something else.” That’s just about the best advice you’re ever going to get about opening a restaurant. “Be passionate. The most successful restaurateurs didn’t open a concept. They opened their dream.” So exclaimed Yama Jewayni, co-owner of the Daikaya Group. He served on […]

Sprelly — Not Your Grandmother’s PB&J!

Sprelly — Not Your Grandmother’s PB&J!

Adrian Silversmith wants his PB&J sandwiches to be to Sprelly what coffee is to Starbucks, what chicken is to Popeye’s, what burgers are to Five Guys. Wait! Are you kidding me? Peanut butter? Jelly? Yup, that’s the stuff. But it’s not like any PB&J you ever took to school in your lunch box. So let’s […]

SIREN BY ROBERT WIEDMAIER

SIREN BY ROBERT WIEDMAIER

Siren… The word itself conjures mythological nymphs, allure and seduction, and mystical calls to the sea. It is, of course, the name of a new DC restaurant that opened in late April: Siren by Robert Wiedmaier. Wiedmaier is joined in this newest venture by partners Brian McBride and John Critchley. And they definitely are a […]

Real Food for Kids … And Communities, Too!

Real Food for Kids … And Communities, Too!

Mix some young people, a good cause, and a competition. Stir in a few international spices, and what do you get? A winning recipe! Meet Kaitlyn Sam, Diana Camcho, and Aysha Waraich, winners of the fifth annual Real Food For Kids (RFFK) Feeding Academic Success Culinary Challenge. All three are high school students from Lake […]

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