Results 2015

Results

Virginia: A Culinary Scene on the Rise

Travel & Leisure l Nov 2015

Client: Early Mountain Vineyards

"Things are changing in Virginia. Though the state has a culinary history dating back to the famously epicurean president Thomas Jefferson, there’s a sense right now in the food world that Virginia is coming up."

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Client: The Riggsby

"The power breakfast keeps gathering steamHotels across the country cater to travelers and locals who want to conduct business over eggs and coffee. They try to appeal to the lucrative business clientele by offering free Wi-Fi, USB ports, healthier breakfast items and private areas for morning meetings."

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Client: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

"Double down on guilty pleasures by ordering a fried chicken sandwich on a doughnut. Given the Mid-Atlantic locale, it should come as no surprise that the biggest seller at this popular fried-food joint is the one dusted with Old Bay seasoning."

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Client: RareSweets

"At Rare Sweets in Washington, DC, the cold-brewed chocolate soda may take iced coffee's place as the unofficial drink of the summer."

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Client: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

"You may recognize co-founder Jeff Halpern's name: He's a professional hockey player who played for the Washington Capitals, among other NHL teams. He and co-founder Elliot Spaisman grew up playing hockey together and doughnuts were their reward of choice after games. Grab fried chicken or Sriracha wings before choosing your dessert."

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Client: Early Mountain Vineyards

"Ten years ago you couldn’t give away rosé wine. Too many boomers had unhappy memories of Mateuse and bad, bad pink Zin, so quite understandably their minds were closed to anything that fell between red and white, color-wise."

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Urban Food Crawl

The Local Palate l May 2015

Client: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

"Pearl Dive Oyster Palace has a bar that fronts the sidewalk of 14th Street. In nice weather, the windows are open and you can pull up a stool and while away the hours between lunch and dinner."

 

Client: Tico

"Sunday dinner is all about the fried chicken platter at Tico, Chef Michael Schlow's Latin-inspired eatery. It features two juicy boneless thighs enrobed in a zesty, crunchy "ticorashi". 

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Slow Rise for a Quick Pie

The Washington Post l Apr 2015

Client: Veloce

"Ruth Gresser moves at a deliberate pace. "Obviously, I do things slowly," said the owner of Pizzeria Paradiso. "It's been 23 years, and I only have three restaurants." "Only" three might sound strange, except in this day and age, restaurateurs are prone to much quicker empire-building. But Gresser is about to pick up the pace: Her newest venture - seven years in the making - centers on the premise of speed."

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Client: Tico

"Last year, chef Michael Schlow opened Tico, his Latin-inspired restaurant on 14th Street, to rave reviews, but it's the cooking he does with his daughter, Petra, 9, that truly warms his heart. "If I ask her if she wants to help in the kitchen, she almost always says yes," says Schlow, also Dad to 20-month-old Axelle."

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Fresh Bakeries from the Oven

The Washington Post l Feb 2015

Client: RareSweets

"The vibe: Vintage meets contemporary. Blonde wood with etchings modeled on old cookbook patterns, cake dome lights, marble display counter."

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