Category: Columns

There is Technology and There is Technology with a Sense of Humor

So, we lived through the stress of Mother’s Day, and we will have more stress this weekend (OK, every weekend) and then Father’s Day, and then … it really never ends. So, we today, lads and lasses, gentlemen and ladies, technogeeks and newbies, we will use the way of the modern world, YouTube, to help […]

Chuy’s Comes to Fairfax … Where Only the Margaritas are Frozen

Austin-based Chuy’s Holdings plans to open its first DC metro area Chuy’s in Fairfax at 11219 Lee Hwy where Chili’s used to be. This Tex-Mex-inspired casual dining restaurant group celebrates their first store in the DC metro area and its 57th restaurant in the chain. Everything is made from scratch – nothing is frozen but […]

Poultry: No Salmonella for My Customers … For Real

We all love chicken. Unfortunately, chicken (poultry) is still the leading source of Salmonella. Although, Salmonella can be found in many foods, i.e. fruits, vegetables, processed foods, this bacteria is normally found in the intestines of poultry and human beings … so in overly real terms, if we get sick from Salmonella, we are eating […]

Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament Returns

For the past three years, sixteen regional chefs competed before a live audience creating an appetizer, entrée and dessert at the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament. The competition is open to chefs from restaurants, foodservice, personal etc. Winners from Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournaments have been: Dennis Friedman, owner and chef at Newton’s Table, Roy […]

Be Ready for the Jackpot Table!

It was Wednesday night in January when I was waiting tables at New Heights at the corner of Connecticut and Calvert in DC. Overlooking the Shoreham Hotel, the restaurant was beautifully appointed with handcrafted chairs, halogen lights, and stained glass partitions. With two tops filled, I could hardly wait for my large corner table to […]

Destination, Donation, Dining … Best Idea Ever!

So—this is such an innovative, unique and groundbreaking idea that I’ve dedicated my column to it. From June 20 through the end of September, The Patio at Langermann’s Canton will become THE RED DEVILS CAFE. What does that mean? I’m so glad you asked. Award winning chef and visionary Neal Langermann has made the bold […]

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