INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: August 31, 2020, Qui Si Mangia Bene Con Lidia Bastianich (Here One Eats Well)
In studio today with David & Nycci Nellis is famed celebrity chef, television host, restaurateur and cookbook author, Lidia Bastianich, known to millions for bringing Italian cooking into our homes. Listen in for great stories about her life and fascinating insights into the evolution of Italian cuisine in America. Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: August 31, 2020 (DC Women Who Mean Business)
It's always a treat to bring people into the studio that I really admire. It's even more delicious to bring in people that totally inspire and oh, by the way, they're good friends. A little love-fest on Industry Night today with NBC4 anchor, Eun Yang and Salt & Sundry creator, Amanda McClements. During our time on air, Eun shared her fascinating story as a young Asian women in the DC news world (she also fan-girled all over Amanda) & Amanda took us through her vision of Salt & Sundry and its expansion that now includes Little Leaf and The Sun Room. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: August 31, 2020 (Can the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) Save Independent Restaurants?)
The Cares Act, the $2.2 trillion program put together to help businesses during the Covid-19 crisis has left many in the restaurant industry feeling frustrated with the funds or lack thereof appropriated. The Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) was formed to help/save the local restaurant community and demand a well-deserved seat at the table. Today on Industry Night, James Beard award-winner, author and chef Kwame Onwuachi and Nycci break down what is in the Cares Act and more importantly what isn’t. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: August 31, 2020 (Feeding The Food Insecure During The Pandemic)
Well, we are in week 6 of the Covid-19 pandemic and everyday brings a new normal for us to grapple with. Some are staying at home — a roof over your head and a fridge full of food. Others do not have those luxuries. Today on Industry Night, Nycci is joined by the Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Food Bank, Radha Muthiah, who leads a team that currently distributes over 30 million meals to more than 400,000 food insecure people in the greater Washington region each year. What does this pandemic look like for the Capital Area Food Bank? How does the food bank feed the growing food insecure population? And, how can we all help? Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: November 2, 2020 (Feeding The Hungry in 2020)
It is absolutely unconscionable that there are those in this country that goes to bed hungry at night. We are the land of plenty and yet some don’t have enough to eat. That’s pre-pandemic. Now, it is that much dire. On industry night, I gathered Debbie Shore of No Kid Hungry, Chef Erik Bruner Yang the creator of power of 10 and Mike Curtain of DC Central Kitchen and together we talk about the 2020 challenges of feeding the hungry. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: November 2, 2020 (The 2020 Challenges in Napa Valley and the Wine Industry)
Nycci talks with “Valley” wine industry veterans David Tate (Barnett Vineyards), Alan Viader (Viader Vineyard and Winery) & Kelly Carter (Alpha Omega Winery) about the multiple transformations they have had to make in 2020. Napa Valley wineries and vineyards turned on a dime when the pandemic hit — new delivery methods, virtual offerings and demonstrations — and then had to pivot again when not one but two fires breached the area taking vines and wine with it. Their stories. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: November 2, 2020 (Restaurant Design, The New Aesthetic for 2020)
Did you ever walk into a restaurant and think why did they put that there? And, why aren’t they doing this over here? There’s a reason for that and during the time of Covid there’s A LOT of reasons for how design and it’s aesthetic are executed. On the next Industry Night with Nycci Nellis, Allison Cooke of CORE architecture + design and Nycci geek out about everything happening in the DC food, wine & hospitality scene. Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: November 8, 2020
Plant based eating isn’t just carrots and spinach. It’s french fries and burgers and smoothies. And, it’s not just better for your health it, it’s better for the environment. Joining Nycci On Industry Night with Nycci Nellis are twi inspiring women entrepreneurs, Nicole Marquis of Hip City Veg and The Happy Org’s Haile Thomas. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: November 16, 2020
A cocktail a day keeps the doctor away, amirite? Okay, maybe that's not the actual proverb but DC Cocktail Week returns next week (November 16-22, 2020) and I am just saying that this mama could use a drink (or 2 or 3). More than 75 restaurants across the DC Metro area have their chefs and mixologists collaborating in the form of cocktails paired with small plates. Most items are available for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup (check all listings). And, some restaurants have created cocktail-kits-to-go -- how fun! Cocktail fans listen in on This Week’s Industry Night: *Duane Sylvestre of Campari Group, DC Bartenders Guild, RAMMYS Beverage Chair, and host of our Monday evening DC Cocktail Week virtual segment *Can Coskunkal, Director of Operations, Street Guys Hospitality (Ambar, Baba, Buena Vida Social Club, TTT) *Daniel Kramer, Managing Partner, Duke's Grocery, Duke's Counter and Gogi Yogi *Miguel Maruyama, Bar Manager, Pisco Y Nazca Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: November 22, 2020
On Industry Night, Nycci talks with people who are really perfecting the art of giving. Bonnie Moore, executive director of Real Food for Kids who is collaborating with chef Tim Ma and DC Central Kitchen’s Ed Kwitowski to execute the program that blurs the lines between ‘school’ food, ‘restaurant’ food, and ‘home’ food. Later in the show, Medium Rare’s Mark Bucher talks about his annual Turkey Fry drive and his new initiative to feed both seniors and kids, Feed The Fridge. Listen to the full episode here. 
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