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THE ELEANOR
100 Florida Ave NELocated in Silver Spring, The Eleanor has officially opened its new location to the public. The concept boasts 7,700 square feet of space that allows guests to either enjoy the restaurant or arcade space. In terms of the menu, guests are able to enjoy dishes that have been locally sourced along with craft beer and cocktails. Standouts include the General Tso Chicken Wings and Hush Puppies Elote Loco Style. 202-758-2235 ; www.eleanordc.com
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ALBI
1346 4th St SEAlbi, the brainchild of Chef Michael Rafidi, has opened up in Navy Yard. The 76 seat spot offers guests the option of both indoor and outdoor seating along with a space for private dining. Borrowing influence from Rafidi's Middle Eastern heritage, Albi features a menu that incorporates local produce while emphasizing wood and charcoal cooking. Standout dishes include the manti dumplings with kefta, urfa chili crisps, and garlic yogurt along with the lamb dish. 202-921-9592 ; www.albidc.com 
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MAKAN
3400 11th St NWChef James Wozniuk, known for his previous work at Maketto and Spoken English, has launched Makan   in the downstairs space above the Thirsty Cow. Focusing on Southeast Asian cuisine, the menu is split up into two sections: 'Starters' and 'Nasi Campur' (which translates to 'with rice'). For starters, guests are able to enjoy dishes like Roti Jala, thin crepes dipped in vegan curry or the pickles starter dish which features a tart lime pickle with spices and diced veggies. In terms of the 'Nasi Campur' section, Makan offers plates like Beef Rendang and Pajeri Nenas (pineapple curry).  Photo Credit: Rey Lopez
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THINKFOODGROUP PIVOTS TO COMMUNITY KITCHENS
In Another Special Edition of Industry Night, Nycci Has A Conversation With COO of ThinkFoodGroup, Erik Martino, About the vision to Shut Down Their Restaurant Empire   Almost Before Anyone Else  And To Pivot Their Team To Community Kitchens. All Around The DC Metro Area, Former Upscale Dining ThinkFoodGroup Restaurants Are Now Feeding The Public From 1:00 To 4:00 P.m. Listen To The Episode To Find Out How The Team was able to make this change so quickly, And How The are Supporting Their staff And the Community At Large.
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NO BETTER TIME FOR OUT OF THE BOX THINKING
Capital Wine SchoolVirtual Wine Tasting & Tour of Mendoza, Argentina: Capital Wine School instructor and King Family Vineyard's Wine Director Matthew Brown will be hosting a free online tasting and presentation on the contrasts between the wines of the Monticello AVA and Mendoza, with particular emphasis on terroir, winemaking, and vineyard management techniques. As a special offer to the students of the Capital Wine School, King Family Vineyards is offering a 15% discount off the purchase of these wines with the discount code "capitalwineschool" on their website for any students who are interested in tasting along at home. No purchase is necessary to tune in to the presentation.Friday, April 3, 3:00 p.m. via Facebook Live with @kingfamilyvineyards. For more information about the event or wine purchases, email inf[email protected] MuseumThe Hirshhorn is introducing #HirshhornInsideOut, a way for you to remain connected through artist- and curator-led conversations and Hirshhorn-inspired hands-on art activities for adults and kids of all ages, all accessed from your device. Join the museum on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @hirshhorn, where you will be connected to their curators, who will help you tour the collection through keen insights and observations. They also issue creative challenges inviting adults and children to discover their inner artist, and welcome you to send them pictures of your work to be shared along with work from participants around the world. The Lane Social ClubThe Lane, the newly opened family social club in NE DC, is working hard to bring engaging content to your living room until they can welcome you back to their physical space, with sign ups for art, drama, animal classes and more available. Each class is pay-what-you-can, which will help them pay their staff during this temporary closure.Details and tickets can be found here (page will be updated with each week's programming schedule).M Institute for the ArtsM4Arts is launching a new online seminar series for those wanting to continue (or begin!) their music instruction through this period of isolation. Classes include Breathing for Singers, Piano Pedaling Techniques, and Audition Skills for Singers, with Zoom Live Music Yoga coming soon. Click here for more information. Most importantly, this series aims to be accessible to anyone and everyone, as musicians and artists are facing extreme hardship during this period. There is a suggested donation of $10 - anything you are able to contribute will go towards the M4Arts Faculty in Need Fund. You may also donate to the faculty or a particular faculty member with this fund via cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, or credit card with their online form.Politics & ProseWhile the March schedule of in-store events has been canceled, the bookstore now plans to stream a number of author appearances online using the platform Crowdcast. These virtual events will follow the same format as the in-store ones did - that is, the author will speak first, then take questions from those watching from their homes. Check the Politics & Prose events calendar and weekly newsletter for the webcast calendar. For more information on getting started, click here.Wine Scholar GuildOn Monday, April 6, Wine Scholar Guild is kicking off an intensive, 5-week version of the French Wine Scholar program. Renowned wine instructor Sharon McLean, CS, DipWSET, FWS, IWS, will be your guide as you explore all French wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. You can complete the program entirely from home. When you register, you'll get instant access to the online course materials and your comprehensive study manual will arrive by mail shortly thereafter. ________________________________________________________________________________________The generous fitness community is not leaving their workout fans in the lurch. The current crisis should not stop you from getting your daily exercise. Online sessions are now available (Stay tuned for more additions. As we get them, we will post them):305 FitnessAnytime FitnessBarre3ClassPass Cloud Nine YogaCrunch FitnessEpic Yoga Formula Running CenterFuel Body LabRumbleToolbox Pilates VIDA FitnessWashington Yoga CenterYoga del Sol
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THE LATEST ON THE DC RESTAURANT & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES DURING COVID-19.
In this special edition of Industry Night, Nycci talks with Kathy Hollinger, President & CEO of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) about the minute by minute changes to the restaurant and hospitality industries in these scary and strange times. No surprise that area restaurants and small businesses have shown their resilience and ability to make dramatic pivots at a break neck speed. Kathy has the latest from Mayor Bowser office and provides valuable resources for the entire DC community. Listen to the full episode on Full Service Radio.
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CENTRAL FARM MARKETS REMAIN OPEN IN COVID-19
The governor of Maryland has said that farm markets are to be considered in the same category as grocery stores. With that in mind, the Bethesda Central Farm Market remains open in the parking lot of the Bethesda Elementary School (7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:3 p.m. this Sunday. Due to the closure of the VA schools the NOVA Central Farm Market has temporarily moved to Church of the Holy Comforter (543 Beulah Road, Vienna, VA) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Stringent protocols have been implemented at both markets to ensure everyonea's health and safety. Many vendors are taking pre-orders for pick up at the market, and the market will bring pre-orders to customera's car if they are older and prefer to stay in their vehicle. More information on protocols and vendors here on the Central Farm Markets website.
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THE LATEST FROM RAMW: RAMMY NOMINATIONS UPDATE
RAMW was scheduled to announce the 2020 RAMMY Award Finalists to the industry, public, and media on Monday, March 30th. After exploring virtual announcement platforms, the decision was made to reschedule the announcement of the finalists to Monday, May 4, 2020. This decision to postpone this celebratory news was made so the industry can continue to focus on their businesses, employees, and families right now. A format for this announcement will be shared closer to the new date. The RAMMYS are currently scheduled for July 26, 2020, alhough the option for a date later in the summer is still open if the need to postpone arrises.Kathy Hollinger, president of RAMW,  states in her message, "the RAMMYS signifies so much in terms of celebration and recognition and we want to make sure that message carries through in a way that will feed into the marketing recovery of what will be needed for our operators, finalists, and our allied community.  As you all know, The RAMMY Awards are a historic opportunity to recognize greatness in this industry.  What you should know is that we fully intend to host a celebration of epic proportions to recognize and pay tribute to the resiliency, creativity and collaboration of this dynamic industry and to all of you who have had to rethink your restaurants and daily lives in the face of COVID-19 and all its challenges. As you have had to rethink so much during this time, rest assured that we are also considering any adaptation we need to make around the format, purpose, and focus of the celebration. But again, the show will for sure go on and we know that you will all need this to be better and stronger than ever!"
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THE LATEST ON THE DC RESTAURANT & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES DURING COVID-19
In this special edition of Industry Night, Nycci talks with Kathy Hollinger, President & CEO of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) about the minute by minute changes to the restaurant and hospitality industries in these scary and strange times. No surprise that area restaurants and small businesses have shown their resilience and ability to make dramatic pivots at a break neck speed. Kathy has the latest from Mayor Bowsera's office and provides valuable resources for the entire DC community. Listen to the full episode on Full Service Radio.
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FOODIE & THE BEAST: JANUARY 16, 2020
This week's Foodie & the Beast, we liked this place a lot: Nina May, on 11th Street. Offering New American cuisine, it opened in November. Today we welcome Colin McClimans, the executive chef and owner;  Mary Ackley, of the Little Wild Things City Farm, produces Certified Naturally Grown microgreens, micro-herbs, shoots, and edible flowers on less than a quarter-acre in the heart of Washington, D.C. And she serves over 50 restaurants, hotels, caterers, schools, grocery stores and organizations wholesale, and also sell directly to the general public in greater D.C.; Frank Linn and Kate Diamond, co-owners of Frankly-pizza started as a mobile pizza oven in 2011, frequenting farmers markets in Montgomery County. It opened a brick and mortar location in Kensington, Maryland in July 2014; Will Patton, beverage director at the Michelin-starred Brescia (and at the upcoming Jônt. Will is currently a finalist at the prestigious Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition;  And Nazia Khan, director of coffee and counter service for NRG, who will lead the charge on the development of Cameo, the all-day coffee shop at The Roost food hall.
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