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OFFICINA CAFE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Early 2021 1615 L St NW Nicholas Stefanelli, Michelin-starred chef and DC veteran, is planning to expand Officina next year. This new venue will be a little more low-key than the original three-story location. The new one-story cafe will house up to 60 guests indoors and 60 outdoors. Officina Cafe will be offering guests breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. The cuisine will remain the same as the original location at the Wharf; however, Stefanelli says that he wants to put more of an emphasis on pasta. Photo Credit: www.dc.eater.com    
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LEVAIN BAKERY: GEORGETOWN

3131 M Street NW New York City's most famous cookies have finally made their way to Georgetown. Levain Bakery is currently occupying the space formerly home to Johnny Rokcets. Levain is known for their six-ounce cookies, making it the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet tooth. At this new location, guests are able to choose from Levain's best selling cookies: chocolate chip walnut, double chocolate, oatmeal rasin, dark chocolate peanut butter chip and gluten-free chocolate walnut chip. www.levainbakery.com ; 202-843-9340.  
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Foodie & The Beast from Home: September 13, 2020

Another Foodie & The Beast episode live … well, not really live, it was recorded … but it sounds like it’s live and it’s from Nycci and David's bedroom. Over the past several months every show has featured a RAMMY nominee and since the RAMMYs are coming up this Sunday, September 20th, this was our very last opportunity so we packed them in! And that’s not it, we also talked franchise speak, got an education on Indo-Chinese cuisine and caught up with old friends who are in it to win it. This show’s guests inlcuded:  * Not one but two RAMMY beer programs nominees: 1) Joe Schineller, Jonathan Blake, & Aaron Emery, — brewers at area Sweet Water Taverns. 2) Dave Delaplane, General Manager & Beer Director at Roofers Union  * Ashok Tamang and his partners have opened the Indo-Chinese concept, Indochen in Cameron Station * Cofounder and CEO of Famous Toastery, Robert Maynard chatted the pros & cons of franchising in the time of Covid * Remember the great movie Fight Club? Well, now there’s s a restaurant with a menu of the same name and food packing a similar punch, Fight Club by Chef/Owner Andrew Markert and punch director, Mackenzie Conway. Listen to the full episode here.
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Eye on Travel from The Conrad Hotel

The Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg and featuring Nycci Nellis brings you a CBS broadcast from The Conrad Hotel in Washington D.C., recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic classification. This pre-Covid episode features Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Air and Space Museum's Chief Curator Peter Jakab, The Washington Post's Roxanne Roberts, and much more.
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Grand Wedding Plans May Have to Shrink, For...

The wedding industry is experiencing a near total collapse as result of the current pandemic. So many couples have had to put their wedding dreams on hold while they wait for new mandates on when and how we can gather. No surprise, a group of leading women wedding professionals in DC have the solution, coming together to form a startup, Petit Soirée. Lauryn Prattes founded Petit Soiree and reached out to some of the best in the industry to come together (virtually) and collaborate on ways to execute small weddings in lieu of the larger ones, for now. On this episode of Industry Night, Nycci spoke with Lauryn Prattes and Buttercream Bakeshop’s Tiffany MacIssac about the state of the event's industry, what they hope to expect down the road and how the formation of Petit Soirée can provide some wedding relief to those who need it. Listen to the full conversation on FullService Radio.    
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