INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Local Archeological Discoveries & A Follow Up On Ending Food Insecurity: Industry Night, July 26, 2021
On the next Industry Night, Dr. Travis Parno and his team from Historic Saint Mary’s City recently discovered the St. Mary’s Fort and other artifacts recovered during the excavations — he takes us on his dig. But first, Mark Bucher is back talking about the incredible growth of Feed the Fridge, the D.C.-based program that’s turning food insecurity into meal security. That’s Industry Night, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: July 19, 2021
On the next Industry Night, Nycci chats with Carla Sanchez of @SpicyCandyDC fame who is now introducing the DC Are to her Bolivian heritage via the recently launched Casa Kantuta. Casa Kantuta takes visitors on a culinary and cultural experience thanks to Maria Helena, owner of Saya Sal, and mixologist Luis Aliaga. That's Industry Night, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on RealFunDC. To listen to the full episode, please click here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: July 12, 2021
There has been a lot of talk about the staffing shortages in the Restaurant Industry. On the next Industry Night, Nycci talks with Tim Banks, associate professor and department chair for the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies at Howard Community College and Howard Community College student and cake business owner, Rachel Carver. The problem can not be fixed without education. But first, an interactive Fashion Funhouse has opened — be still my Prada-loving heart — and Cory Frank and Annie Senatore from Inside the Wardrobe walk us through the 20+ experiences. Industry Night on Real Fun DC, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: June 28, 2021
Do you ever go to an area and think — how did they do this? The Navy yard, the Washington Harbor, Georgetown Park, Buzzards Point — are but a few examples of areas that legit did not exist in the flesh but did exist in some pretty magical minds. On the next Industry Night, Nycci chats with Herbert Miller of Western Development Corporation, Michael Stevens with the Capitol Riverfront BID, and Greg Casten, Fish & Fire Food Group and Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert, The Point DC. But first, as Industry Night has done every other week since the beginning of the pandemic Kathy Holinger returns with the latest in industry news. Industry Night 7:00 p.m. on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here. ​
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: June 22, 2021
There are a lot of changes out there. What does it look like for retail in the DC Area? How do we make sure that our city’s streets stay vibrant with diverse and interesting retail? On the next Industry Night, Nycci talks retail retention with the experts: executive director of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), Leona Agourdis, Philippe Lanier, one of the top commercial real estate developers in the nation’s capital from Eastbanc and 2nd generation owner of the Tiny Jewel Box, Jim Rosenheim. Industry Night, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on RealFunDC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: June 14, 2021
On the next Industry Night on Real Fun DC, Nycci talks with wine importer, Estebe Salgado & winemaker of Bodegas Arrayan, Maite Sánchez Márquez about the terroir and tastes of Spanish wines. But first, Nycci catches up on the latest restaurant openings and Rammy info with RAMW’s Kathy Hollinger. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: June 7, 2021
On the next Industry Night, magical botanicals -- elixirs, crystals, overall health — are overall of interest to Nycci and fortunately, Deb Shaffer of enchanted botanicals takes us on her journey from breast cancer survivor to an arbiter of wellness. But first, Nycci talks with aureate and activist Tony Lewis, Jr. activist and author Tony Lewis Jr. As a community leader, and re-entry expert, Tony has fought to uplift and empower men, women, and children impacted by mass incarceration. Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: June 1, 2021
Just because restaurants are ALLOWED to be at100-percent it doesn’t mean that they can. Pre pandemic there was a growing staffing crisis and almost post-pandemic not enough employees to staff all the hospitality establishments. On the next Industry night, Nycci is joined by Kathy Hollinger of RAMW, hospitality industry recruiter, Chris Floyd of Capital Restaurant Resources, Hollis Wells Silverman, owner of The Duck & The Peach, and Christina Fox, True Food Kitchen Northeast Regional Director of Restaurants. Everyone agrees the restaurant industry needs to change but how and can it? Listen to the full episode here. ​​​​
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: May 17, 2021
When Wolfgang Pick announced he was going to open a Cut steakhouse in the Rosewood hotel a few years back there was the usual Foodie backlash —- another steakhouse! But let’s be honest — DC is known as a steakhouse town but we really don’t have many — and especially good ones. So when Cut opened there was a collective sigh that a hip and hospitable steakhouse was here — but then there was a fire and then the bridge was out and then the pandemic — It took Cut a while to come back. On the next Industry Night with Nycci Nellis is joined by Andrew Skala, Executive Chef of CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and one of the chef's incredible collab-partners, Angel Gregorio founder and owner of The Spice Suite, a growing community-centric spice boutique. But first, RAMW’s Kathy Hollinger is back to talk DC reopening on Friday, May 21 - what does that reset look like? Industry Night at 7:00 p.m. on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.  
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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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