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Category: Interviews

WASHINGTON, DC Food Tank Summit

Food Tank partnered with George Washington University to hold a one-day summit on February 2, “Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.” The speakers and panel moderators spanned all sectors of the food industry, from elected officials and policy makers to farmers, nutritionists, food journalists and chefs. The sold-out crowd of 350 individuals was complemented by […]

Amanda McClements: Owner, Creative Director, Curator of Salt & Sundry

Amanda McClements: Owner, Creative Director, Curator of Salt & Sundry

by Genevieve LeFranc A ten-year local food writer, now turned haute retailer, Amanda McClements has been redefining easy entertaining by helping people (including DC’s hospitality community) feel comfortable with stylish hosting and home decor. In 2012, Amanda made the daunting leap from writer to shop owner when she opened Salt & Sundry, a modern general […]

The Ripple Effect: An Interview with Marjorie Meek-Bradley by Jay Treadwell

The Ripple Effect: An Interview with Marjorie Meek-Bradley by Jay Treadwell

The Cleveland Park section of Connecticut Avenue has long been the home of fine neighborhood restaurants. Ripple, a double-width railroad car length warmly inviting space is no exception. It is changing quietly and successfully, though. While the clientele is residential and well-established, the culinary talent is becoming younger … developing fresher, and more local concepts. […]

'Minting' Culinary Talent ... An Interview with Cedric Maupillier by Jay Treadwell

‘Minting’ Culinary Talent … An Interview with Cedric Maupillier by Jay Treadwell

Around the bend at Columbia Road and 18th Street in Adams Morgan is a restaurant that appears rustic and somewhat what you might expect seeing in a saloon, but make no mistake – coming out of this unassuming place, you will be surprised and pleased by the culinary excellence you find at Mintwood Place. I had […]

High Voltag-gio! ... An Interview with Bryan Voltaggio by Jay Treadwell

High Voltag-gio! … An Interview with Bryan Voltaggio by Jay Treadwell

Recently, I sat down with the hot new restaurateur in town, Bryan Voltaggio, who, in December, took the “new restaurant syndrome” to a new level by opening Range in the recently renovated spaces at Chevy Chase Pavilion in Friendship Heights. His aggressive seat-count of 300 fills the third floor space in a clear and attractive way, […]