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Category: Columns

Tim Hardin, How Do You Get Here from There?

You youngsters (40 or so and under) out there … well you’re closer to the beginning of the journey about to be described. Let’s just say in the scheme of here and there, you’re out there, I am here. Let me explain. I recently found the March 6 post online for the Washington City Paper’s […]

Italian Cuisine Is Obvious Love of Ovvio Chef Chris Watson

Chris Watson will be chef/owner of a new Italian restaurant Ovvio … slated to open in Merrifield at the new Halstead Square apartment project (outdoor movie pavilion, fire pits, virtual yoga and golf), near Dunn Loring Metro. Most recently, Chris was chef de cuisine at BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier at the Lorien Hotel & Spa […]

Sandy Hook Reaches the Heart of Baltimore … Joey’s Purple Ball

Sandy Hook Reaches the Heart of Baltimore … Joey’s Purple Ball

Baltimore natives Bob and Michele Gay lost their daughter Josephine (Joey) Gay in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. They will host a benefit Joey’s Purple Ball to honor Joey’s life on Saturday June 8, at Bob’s alma mater, the Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore. All proceeds will go to Joey’s Fund, established […]

Industree Hosts Its First Restaurant Speaker Series

Industree Hosts Its First Restaurant Speaker Series

Washington DC area hospitality veteran Alisia Kleinmann recently launched ‘industree’, an event-based hospitality organization that hosted its first bi-monthly ‘Speaker Series’ May 14 at The Hamilton. With a stated mission to feature high-profile chefs, chef/owners, and restaurateurs, the series opened with Hilda Staples – Co-Owner: VOLT, Range, LunchBox, Family Meal; Casey Taylor Patten – Owner: […]

NRA Reports Restaurant Sales Hit Record High in April

In his latest commentary, the National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy reports on April sales and some new consumer survey data.  Restaurant sales bounced back from a dampened first quarter to hit a new record high in April.  Meanwhile, consumers’ pent-up demand for restaurants remains historically high, which suggests they will be ready to ramp up […]

‘Ripple’ Effect Moves Meek-Bradley To Executive Chef

‘Ripple’ Effect Moves Meek-Bradley To Executive Chef

Marjorie Meek-Bradley is the new executive chef at Ripple in Cleveland Park. Previously, she was chef de cuisine for Mike Isabella at Graffito, sous chef for Jose Andres at Zaytinya, and she also worked for Thomas Keller, at Per Se in NYC and Bouchon in Yountville, CA. Oh – and for Marcus Samuelsson at Philadelphia’s […]

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