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Category: Columns

World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur Delivered Keynote Speech at RAM Expo

In case you didn’t get a chance to attend the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo, Joe Theismann, former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins and current entrepreneur, spoke about his game plan for success and his 42 year long experience as a restaurant owner. Mr. Theismann owns a popular Virginia […]

DC Celebrity Eateries Come Full Circle

Celebrity-owned restaurants are popular once again — with DC celebrities, that is. Tony Kornheiser, Maury Povich, Gary Williams and Alan Bubes are the new owners of Chad’s (formerly Chadwick’s) in Friendship Heights. Sports fans will have a lot to look forward to, as Tony plans to do his (sometimes) sports talk podcast from there. The […]

CityWalkerApp.com Launches in Baltimore

Download the CityWalkerApp and then put on your walking shoes, Baltimore. Previously launched in 2016 in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York, this Droid and IPhone app has locals and tourist learning about the best local restaurants, cafes, bars in a 15 minute walking radius. Restaurants, cafes and bars are encouraged to list their businesses […]

Saying Goodbye to One of the Good Ones

My friend for more than 20 years. My editor. Just one of the good guys. And a one-of-a-kind force in the Baltimore/DC hospitality industry. Michael Birchenall. One day, my friend and fellow Foodservice Monthly contributor, Linda Roth called and asked if I wanted to write a restaurant column in her friend’s magazine called Restaurant Digest. […]

David Deshaies: Another Great DC Immigrant Chef

For a chef / restaurateur with a classical culinary pedigree, David Deshaies has made some very unique contributions to the DC restaurant scene.  This spring, he’s poised to introduce his latest offering — the Unconventional Diner in the DC Convention Center in Mt. Vernon square. The Unconventional Diner, says Deshaies, was inspired by the “greasy […]

A Loss for the Hospitality Community

Mourning the death of my old friend, Michael Birchenall Most of you only knew Michael from his picture in this magazine over the years. Most of you enjoyed his candid and always on-point editorials and learned a little something about hospitality as you read. I know I did. Not just from his writings, but in […]

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