Category: Bits & Bites

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 […]

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 […]

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