The Italian gourmet shop Via Umbria in Georgetown has hired Liam LaCivita as its new executive chef. LaCivita closed Bar Civita, his Italian restaurant in Woodley Park, at the end of July to assume the new position. “Via Umbria’s owners,...
Ingleside at Rock Creek, the senior-living retirement community in Chevy Chase, has hired former American University dining staffer Kyle Johnson as its new executive chef. Johnson brings 13 years of experience to his new position, mainly in menu development at...
Bread Furst owner Mark Furstenberg was the only D.C. chef to earn a competitive 2017 James Beard Foundation Award, a nationwide honor for outstanding food service, at a dinner ceremony Monday night in Chicago. He beat out bakers from New...
D.C. chef and Virginia native Jonathan Dearden was recently named the East Coast champion of a nationwide cooking competition hosted by “The Chew,” a daytime cooking program on ABC. Dearden, the executive chef at the 14th Street cocktail bar “Radiator,”...
Becky Waddell, owner of a new Georgetown wellness shop, didn’t arrive in D.C. to pursue a wellness brand. Waddell’s first career was nuclear waste management, but after moving to the city and taking a policy job four years ago,...
Custom journal maker Jenni Bick has returned to her hometown D.C. to open her first brick-and-mortar store in Dupont Circle. The new Jenni Bick Custom Journals shop celebrated its grand opening at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW last month, expanding an...
Celebrity chef David Guas’ new Lil’B Coffee & Eatery reflects his Southern roots, offering dishes from his native New Orleans as well as fare from across the South, according to a release. Located at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW in...
The city’s first restaurant with a certified tobacconist, Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel, rolled out a new “Sip & Smoke” menu this week. Cigar expert Mason Foster, who earned his certification through Tobacconist University of Princeton, N.J., is...
The Decanter restaurant at St. Regis Washington has appointed a new culinary team, with executive chef Javier Cuesta Muñoz in charge. The signature restaurant at the 923 16th St. NW hotel features “haute Mediterranean cuisine in a recently renovated stunning...
The rapidly expanding Shaw neighborhood is now home to a Baja-Mexican bar owned by a resident of the neighborhood. Cortez, at 1905 9th St. NW, opened March 16 and features light Mexican fare with an alcohol selection that includes more...

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