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47 minutes ago, Dan T. said:

 

Also, the staging.  There is a “theater sized“ TV on the wall, yet they are sitting in chairs facing AWAY from the screen. It is one of my all-time favorite ads, for many reasons. 

 

Jacoby also almost forgets what team he plays for. He hesitates.😅

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4 hours ago, hail2skins said:

What radio guys are people in the DC area going to remember?  I'm thinking the Greaseman from the 1980s, and the Junkies will have a place in the pantheon. 

Felix Grant on the music side - mainstay for jazz fans in the District for nearly 50 years. The video I posted in the OP would play right before his program started.

 

According to his Wikipedia page, he even received a civilian award from the government of Brazil for introducing American audiences to Bossa Nova music.

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https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/05/07/jeremiah-langhorne-the-dabney-dc-wins-2018-james-beard-award-best-chef-mid-atlantic/

 

The Dabney’s Jeremiah Langhorne Wins the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

 

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Chef Jeremiah Langhorne of the Dabney has won the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic—one of the highest accolades in the American hospitality industry.

 

The Shaw-based chef won over two other local talents in one of the most competitive categories of the awards, which were hosted in Chicago on Monday night by The Chew’s Carla Hall. Other DC finalists included Centrolina’s Amy Brandwein and Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint. Cindy Wolf of Baltimore’s Charleston restaurant and Philadelphia-based chef Rich Landau (Fancy Radish) were also in the running.

 

In a separate category, chef Kevin Tien of Himitsu was a finalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year, a category reserved for those 30 and under. He lost to Camille Cogswell of Zahav in Philadelphia.

 

Langhorne’s award is fitting. The DC and Shenandoah Valley native has championed Mid-Atlantic cooking since opening the farmhouse-like Blagden Alley restaurant in 2015. Previously Langhorne served as chef de cuisine at Sean Brock’s lauded Charleston restaurant McCrady’s, which is known for its in-depth exploration of heritage Southern cuisine and ingredients. Langhorne has applied a similarly sharp focus to regional cooking around Washington, using a wood-fired hearth and classic techniques to prepare hyper-local dishes like Chesapeake sugar toads with buttermilk dressing and hot honey or charred cabbage bathed in foie gras hollandaise.

 

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Co-worker of mine was at James Beard supporting her brother! Unfortunately, he didn't win but a buddy of his did. Glad to hear we got a winning chef in the District.

 

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Though this clip was before my time, it's from a staple of my Saturday mornings. My sister and I would watch "It's Academic" every Saturday morning after the cartoon blocks ended. If her schedule weren't already filled to the brim, she probably would have tried out for (and been on) Edison H.S.'s team.

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1_BMA-Awards-Announcers-BillWax-LlouJohnson-2010-0506-051e-bill.jpgI don't know if anyone mentioned this DC Icon:

Bill Wax and the Blues Plate Special on WPFW. Every day at noon for decades. He didn't introduce me to the blues, but he sure as hell showed me just how much of it there was, and how far it traveled.

On Saturdays he did a 2 hour blues show, and if you let it play when he was done WPFW played the best classic and deep-cut soul and R&B all day.

He does it on Sirius now. if you have Sirius and are at all interested in the Blues, find Bill, and he will educate you.

 

~Bang

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Coming up on one year since I moved back up north. Gonna be a busy summer but I'm hoping to spend some more time in the D.C. area - still feel like I need to make up for lost time. If I can be good and save my money, I think I'd like to go to the Kennedy Center to see this Audra McDonald concert. I only got to visit the Kennedy Center once - on a 3rd (?) grade field trip. It was a nice trip but I didn't really appreciate it. I'm long past due for a visit as an adult (and it's Metro accessible, which is always nice).

 

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/NSPPG

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On 5/11/2018 at 11:34 AM, thebluefood said:

Co-worker of mine was at James Beard supporting her brother! Unfortunately, he didn't win but a buddy of his did. Glad to hear we got a winning chef in the District.

 

Jeff Buben is a James Beard winner as well. I think it was around '99. 

He has Bistro Bis and Woodward table. Formerly owned Vidalia on M street. 

Expensive, but worth every penny. 

 

Johnny Monis won a few years ago from - Komi

 

EDIT: Here you go. DC reps strong. 

https://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/search?categories[Restaurant+%26+Chef]=1&ranks[Winner]=1&year=&keyword=mid+atlantic

 

 

 

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