Jackie Greenbaum: Rocking it in the Restaurant World

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience

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DC restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum (Little Coco’s, El Chucho, Quarry House, Slash Run and Bar Charley) confesses that she’s a former punk rocker, whose life took an unconventional path after she attended a concert by The Ramones.

In the height of her rebellious days in the early 1980s, she lived in a rooftop apartment above the 9:30 Club. The stairwell was adorned with spray paint and a black lightbulb, and her apartment door had to be secured with a padlock. Her mother cried at the sight of it, and her mother “wasn’t a crier,” says Greenbaum. It’s not difficult to picture Greenbaum looking tough, with teased-up hair and punk attire. She still has an edgy quality that serves her well as a no-nonsense, prolific entrepreneur.

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