This was one of our most fascinating shows ever – too bad David “The Beast” Nellis was on the road and we had to miss his regular, but pithy, interruptions! Joining us were Birch and Barley’s excellent, new executive chef, Jarrad Silver, among whose first innovations are topping each table with a version of his family’s homemade challah, complete with lots of butter for slathering (And that’s even before you’ve ordered anything!); Nate Mook, executive director of World Central Kitchen (the non-profit organization founded by Chef José Andrés to leverage the expertise of chefs and implement smart solutions to hunger and poverty) in with details on the annual, Dine-N-Dash annual fundraiser, a night of food and drink from DC’s best chefs and bartenders to benefit World Central Kitchen; chef Walter Staib — author, TV host, James Beard-nominated chef and culinary historian – came in to discuss his newest book, A Taste of History, an off-shoot of his Emmy award-winning, public TV show of the same name that brings 18th Century Colonial Foods and food culture to life, and, finally, Ismael Barreto, bar manager at barmini, José Andrés cocktail lab adjacent to minibar, who came in with delish tastes of some of his best-ofs. Join us

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