INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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The Power Of 10. Simple Math: $10,000 = 10 Full-time Jobs + 1,000 Free Meals
Lovers of food in the DC Area know the name Erik Bruner-Yang as someone who has launched a variety of kitchens featuring his creative take on different cuisines. In the last few years, he has opened Maketto, Brothers and Sisters, ABC Pony, and most recently was named executive chef of &Pizza. Like most of the chef/restaurateurs in the county, Erik has had to assess his businesses and pivot.  Some of the restaurants are functioning in a completely new model and some have had to shut their doors.  This “change” gave Erik an idea and has lent itself to the creation of a new initiative: The Power of 10. Today on Industry Night, Nycci and Erik talk the drastic changes that have had to be made during the pandemic and how his concept, The Power of 10, can be executed not just here locally, but across the country as well, and most importantly, how you can get involved.Listen to the full episode for the details.
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Why Buying Local During The Covid-19 Crisis Is Vital
Should you be going to your Farmers Market during this Coronavirus pandemic? Is there a safe and healthy way to access fresh, local foods? On this episode of Industry Night, Nycci asks Juliet Glass, the external relations director for the Maryland Farmers Market Association, these questions and more. During this special episode, Nycci and Juliet discuss the plight of the local farmer, the value that fresh and local foods hold — not just nutritionally — and how to access them. Tune in for important information on how best to stretch your grocery dollar and do it safely.
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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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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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VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE HAVE PLENTY TO DISCOVER IN DC.
When you mention Washington, DC, the first thing people think is "politics." But DC is so much more than just the federal government" it's cultural, creative, vibrant and delicious. Think you know DC? Elliott Ferguson, CEO, and President of Destination DC joined me in the Industry Night studio to chat about the dramatic changes in the DC landscape and how anyone " visitor or local " can take advantage of all the offerings. And you can't discuss what's happening in DC during the springtime, without mentioning the Cherry Blossom Festival. So we did and Meg McGarry of the National Cherry Blossom Festival provided an entire itinerary of ways to enjoy the always spectacular blooms. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH FOODIE AND THE BEAST: LA CARAVELLE CHAMPAGNE’S RITA JAMMET & JOSEPH DROUHIN’S LAURENT DROUHIN
This weeks show features nothing less than the Legends of Wine: La Caravelle Champagne's Rita Jammet and Maison Joseph Drouhin's Laurent Drouhin, the founder's grandson and Director of Sales for the winemaker's U.S. and Caribbean Markets. Both are world-class, world-renowned winemakers whose vintages are prized for their subtle boldness, their rich flavors, and their award-winning, universal appeal. To listen to the whole show click here.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH FOODIE & THE BEAST: CULINARY DIPLOMACY
This week's show explored the lofty goal of meaningful, cultural/culinary diplomacy and how it can work wonders for our international relationships and - our palates! On May 17th, the 10th Annual, Embassy Chef Challenge was held at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington.The Challenge encourages culinary diplomacy through the celebration of food, drinks, dance, music, and fashion. The event featured more than 30 executive chefs from embassies here in DC who gather to share tastes and talk of their favorites ingredients and recipes in friendly competition; mixologists from each country concocting cocktails, dance and jewelry stores presentations and a tremendous amount of good fellowship find the best boxing trainer Irvine. Our guests on Industry Night with Foodie and the Beast just prior to the event included a cultural melange of fascinating participants from Bangladesh, Ghana, and the Philippines. To listen to the whole show click here.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH FOODIE & THE BEAST: JIM SHAHIN & JOE NEUMAN
It's summer (almost) season, and everyone is getting his or her balcony, deck, pool (if you're lucky enough) and backyard ready for grilling season. That being said (and also because we just bought our new Weber!), we thought it made sense to dedicate a show to that great American pastime: BBQ! Our guests were Jim Shahin is the Smoke Signals barbecue and grilling columnist for the Washington Post and Joe Neuman, owner and pit master of Sloppy Mama's a (you guessed it!), premier, DC area BBQ spot (food truck, actually) To listen to the whole show click here.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH FOODIE & THE BEAST: CUISINE SOLUTIONS
Nycci and David cooked up something truly delicious for this week's Industry Night. Sous vide is the innovative slow-cooking technique that a company called Cuisine Solutions pioneered, perfected and popularized. Distinguished chefs such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Mark Miller, and the late Charlie Trotter and Michel Richard have relied on Cuisine Solutions" expertise in developing their own sous-vide recipes. In fact, more than 80% of Michelin-starred chefs have received personal sous-vide training at Cuisine Solutions" Culinary Research and Education Academy (CREA). This week with tastes and talk of sous vide and Cuisine Solutions are Chef Delian DiPietro and Chef Consultant AJ Schaller. To listen to the whole show click here.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH FOODIE & THE BEAST: AJ DRONKERS & SADIE KURZBAN
Today's Industry Night with Foodie and the Beast should be titled, "The Go-Getters!"First, meet AJ Dronkers, a certifiable, DC 'man about town.' As associate publisher and digital editor of EdibleDC Magazine, he's full of inside knowledge about the local food scene, especially when it comes to the regional bounty and diversity of foods to be found at our many, local, farmers, markets.  But, he's also an accomplished exercise devotee(make that, 'maniac') and a night owl who's got lots to tell about the single life in DC. You'll want to hear what he has to say.We also are joined by Sadie Kurzban, If the name doesn't immediately ring a bell, the name of her booming business " 305 Fitness " surely will. At 29, Sadie already stands atop a booming, new wave of studios in DC, New York and Boston (and more on the way), featuring non-stop, dance-cardio workouts with live DJs and rhythmic light show.  You dance, you sweat like crazy, you get fit and you have a blast at every workout.  Sadie's a ball of fire and a ball of energy, and you're def going to want to hear how this savvy, Brown grad and entrepreneur got it going.Join us!
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