Swizzle Chill TV is honored to be part of the RAMMYS coverage this year thanks to RAMW and Events DC. Swizzle Chill TV Anchor Bryce Shemer is at the RAMMYS, interviewing top, local restaurateurs with RAMMY Awards still in hand. DC is producing culinary stars, and acclaimed restaurants and restaurateurs, nearly by the week, and our team was there to capture the excitement. Thanks to Chiko, The Daily Dish and Clarity for these wonderful interviews and memories that the team and our followers will cherish.
D.C. Beer Week has added a panel discussion on The Art of Beer, an exhibit at the Heurich House’s Carriage House Gallery. The D.C. Beer Week Educational Series event will be hosted by Phil Runco of Brightest Young Things on August 21. The Art of Beer artists include Mike Van Hall, Kendra Kuliga, Andy Sides, David Kammerdeiner, and Graham Jackson... these artists who design labels, posters and logos for Aslin, 3 Stars, DC Brau, Stillwater, Ocelot, and Right Proper.
Carla Hall, who has co-hosted the ABC network show “The Chew,” now in its final season, and a headliner in D.C.’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show the past two years has deep D.C. roots and an impressive career. Take a look at some of her career highlights and close ties to the nation’s capital: Hosted the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2018 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
Washington, D.C. Beer Week is just around the corner and a popular event, the Annual Brewers on the Block, is returning for its fifth season. The coveted beer event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. August 25 at Suburbia in Union Market. Twenty of the region’s top brewers, cideries and meaderies will…
Le Dîner en Blanc is returning to Washington, D.C. August 25. This year’s event celebrates the fifth anniversary in D.C. The Davis Group, LLC, which also hosts the events in Boston, New York and in Charleston, S.C., is a full-service event and design company, and has increased the guest count this year to 5,000, from the 4,500 it had last year. Typically, Dîner en Blanc D.C. is a sold-out affair and by invitation only or selection from the waiting list.
JINYA Ramen Bar is opening at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Md., August 7, the company has reported. The much-anticipated debut will be August 7; the store will be its third in the Washington, D.C. area. JINYA already operates locations on 14th Street in D.C. and at the Mosaic Development in Fairfax County. The ramen chain is known for specializing in Tonkotsu ramen.
Work recently began on the reconstruction of Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, Md. to revitalize it into an open-air town center. Kimco acquired the shopping center in 2016 for $95M. After $22M in redevelopment expenditures, the updated Market Square will convey an updated feel, featuring wood, stone and brick facades, with metal accent.
The French-Mediterranean concept from the founders of fast-casual CAVA and Cava Mezze should be opening by September at Pike and Rose. Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitis—the same three innovators who founded the CAVA and Cava Mezze concepts—are launching Julii. Their new project, Julii, is a sit-down restaurant and the CAVA founders have hired Sasha Felikson of Doi Moi fame as executive chef.
One such chef is Sasha Felikson, a finalist for the 2017 Rising Culinary Star of the Year Award at the RAMMYS. As the executive chef of Doi Moi, his energy and passion for serving great food and tapping into global inspiration is well known and unrelenting. Felikson helped open Menu MBK in Penn Quarter. Sasha Felikson is now headed to Julii, a French-Mediterranean concept created by the founders of the popular fast-casual CAVA chain.
D.C. Beer Week is back, starting August 19. The D.C. Brewers' Guild and City Winery will be kicking off the celebration for 2018 with Lager Fest. The area’s best lagers will be on display in a collaboration that is forged by the local brewing community. Sample lager-style beers, pilsners and summer faves, in addition to exclusive and hard-to-find brews.
Fine-casual Chiko, fusing Chinese and Korean dishes with upscale creativity, will be hosting its After Dark Series with an event July 20, 2018. Featured special guests are Chef Adam Greenberg and Bartender Brandon Langley of the upcoming Coconut Club in D.C ... The special menu starts at 9:30 p.m. Chiko’s Eat the Menu kitchen counter tasting opens promptly up at 10:30 p.m., priced at $50.
Summer Restaurant Week 2018 in Washington, D.C. is just around the corner. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, the event is being held August 13-19. Restaurant Week enables customers to sample dishes from restaurants they might not normally patronize... lunch will be served for $22 and dinner is being served for $35. When served, brunch will be priced at $22.