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Culinary star and D.C. favorite: Carla Hall

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.

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MetroCooking D.C. 2018 returns in December with wave of award-winning chefs

The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show is returning to Washington, D.C. December 1-2 in full form. Emeril Lagasse will headline the show, flanked by TV Host Carla Hall in ecore appearances. MetroCooking D.C. welcomes Emmy-winning Chef Lidia Bastianich. Hall co-hosts “The Chew” on the ABC TV network and Bastianich is a celebrated chef… James Beard Stage is a coveted, annual attraction and this year, Lagasse and top chefs from the D.C. area and local celebrity, will be participating, including Scott Drewno.

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Brewers on the Block returns August 2018: D.C. Beer Week

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 […]

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Diner en Blanc returns to Washington, D.C., marking fifth year anniversary

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.

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JINYA Ramen Bar opening at Pike and Rose

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.

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Kimco begins work on $22M upgrade to Kentlands Market Square

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.

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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.

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

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.

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Lager Fest to kick off D.C. Beer Week 2018

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.

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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 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.

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Eateries offer tasty selections for D.C. Summer Restaurant Week

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.

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Is Georgetown, D.C. still a place for 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.But with its renaissance, is it still a place for restaurants?

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