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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 […]

Restaurant Brain Trust’s Recipe for Success

So you want to start a restaurant in a new market?  Or grow a restaurant chain?  Or use your skills as a great chef to open your own restaurant?  So many issues, so many questions!  Where do you go for advice?  The Restaurant Brain Trust! Restaurant Brain Trust is an effort by the DC restaurant […]

A PLACE FOR SAM

A PLACE FOR SAM

Sam Myers was born 24 years ago, a lively newborn doing what newborns do. Eighteen months later, mom Jennifer Myers noticed that Sam was not progressing verbally the way he should. She wondered what was happening and started to investigate…and from that moment on became a fierce advocate for her son. Sam was diagnosed with […]

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