Category: Bits & Bites

From the Editor

It’s a new year, full of promise and hope, as beginnings should be. It’s also a time to look back to celebrate and remember. For Foodservice Monthly, that can’t be done without honoring Michael Birchenall, who passed away last year. Well known and well loved in the restaurant and foodservice communities, Michael was editor of […]

Neighborhood Watch!

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 backyards! Neighborhood Eats — an exclusive WETA TV 26 production created for this region — is a 30-minute companion to […]

Meals for Millions … and More

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 and his network of #ChefsForPuertoRico fed nearly two million people across the devastated island. Along with a dedicated team of […]

Georgia on my mind

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 the diverse cuisine and ancient wines of the Republic of Georgia. Taking its name from the Georgian word for a […]

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 […]

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