Culinary star and D.C. favorite: Carla Hall

Carla Hall, who has co-hosted the ABC network show “The Chew,” which saw its final season this year, and a featured guest in D.C.’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show for the past two years, has deep Washington, D.C. roots and an impressive career. Take a look at some of her career highlights and close ties to the nation’s capital: Culinary star and D.C. favorite: Carla Hall

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Rising star Sasha Felikson tapped for Julii, an upcoming French-Mediterranean concept at Pike and Rose

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, according to Bethesda Magazine. Rising star Sasha Felikson tapped for Julii, an upcoming French-Mediterranean concept at Pike and Rose

Sasha Felikson is a culinary mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.

Chef Sasha Felikson is now headed to French-Mediterranean Julii at Pike and Rose

Eatery Pulse News interviewed Sasha Felikson last year while he was in contention for the Rising Culinary Star of the Year Award at the RAMMYS 2017. Sasha Felikson is now headed to Julii, a French-Mediterranean concept created by the founders of the popular fast-casual CAVA chain, Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitisand. Julii is slated to open at the end of this summer at Pike & Rose. See an abstract of Felikson’s story below, appearing in our sister publication. Sasha Felikson is a culinary mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.

Chiko After Dark Series continues in July with Adam Greenberg, Brandon Langley from Coconut Club

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 on this date will be special guests Chef Adam Greenberg and Bartender Brandon Langley of the upcoming Coconut Club in D.C and it’s a walk-in affair. The special menu starts at 9:30 p.m. and continues through midnight. Chiko After Dark Series continues in July with Adam Greenberg, Brandon Langley from Coconut Club

Is Georgetown, D.C. still a place for restaurants?

A Georgetown renaissance is brewing, but is the neighborhood right for sit-down restaurants?

The Georgetown M Street corridor has seen significant changes over the last two decades. Once a party destination for college students, the neighborhood has matured into a real estate trophy district, attracting top retailers. It still draws tourists from around the world, but with its diversity of college students being lured from surrounding schools, including the Georgetown University main campus and George Washington University, the customer base can often skew young and diverse. Is Georgetown, D.C. still a place for restaurants?