RAMMYS 2018 Wrap Up

Food service professionals and those who write about them, publicize them, and eat and drink in their establishments gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Sunday night for the 36th Annual RAMMY Awards. It was a beautiful night with attendees glammed up and ready to celebrate. There is plenty of food, drink, dancing, and schmoozing […]

Spoken English: The Last One Not Standing

It’s one thing for a restaurant to have no reservations. But no seats?  My first reaction when I hear about Spoken English, DC’s new standing room only restaurant, approaches horror. I’m not opposed to standing in line to get into a restaurant.  Been there, done that.  But to dine standing up is another matter. BUT- […]

Holy Chow: A Divine Pursuit

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Ami Schreiber is a software developer, but he always dreamed of owning a kosher Chinese restaurant.  He grew up in New Jersey, just close enough for his family to be able to head into Manhattan for kosher Chinese food as a special treat. Over the years, Schreiber’s affection […]

Dine N’ Dash to Benefit World Central Kitchen

Dine N’ Dash is a Real Treat! I attended my first Dine N’ Dash last year, which I promptly deemed trick or treating for foodies. The José Andrés’ annual summer culinary event benefits World Central Kitchen. Participants choose their starting venue, and travel through Penn Quarter and 14th Street, enjoying a staggering variety of dishes and drinks. It’s […]

Embassy Chef Challenge: Around the World in an Evening

The Tenth Anniversary Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Thursday night, with chefs from 28 participating nations showcasing their cuisine. Embassy chefs exhibit their talents, ultimately competing for the honor of being named a People’s Choice or Judge’s Choice Champion. Colorful displays from the […]

2941 Restaurant: Park Yourself Down

I can’t write about 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia and not mention the juxtaposition of this high-quality restaurant against its location in an office park off I495. The contrast is particularly evident as I mistakenly land in the employee parking lot, forced to wend my way on foot through an office building until I […]

Justin Rosenberg of Honeygrow: Fast Casual with Jewish Values

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Justin Rosenberg’s Honeygrow is expanding at a rapid pace. The fast-casual chain features made-to-order stir-fries and salads that you customize by selecting ingredients on a touchscreen kiosk. The emphasis is on fresh, local and healthy. Honeygrow was founded in Philadelphia in 2012, and now has approximately 25 locations including DC’s […]

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