INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: February 23, 2021
On Industry Night, RAMW’ Kathy Hollinger is back to chat pandemic updates for both those in the hospitality industry & its consumers. And, Nycci talks rapid changes in food tech and third party delivery systems with Adam Fry of DC To Go Go. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: February 16, 2021
On Industry Night, Courtney Lewis launched Err’body Eats in August of last year. Courtney and her organization is empowering the food insecure and have distributed over 3600 meals already. Later in the show, Chef Ed Reavis & his wife/business partner Jennifer Meltzer talk swiveling in the pandemic with their Money Muscle BBQ launched and what it means to be a black-owned business in 2021. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: February 9, 2021
On the next Industry Night, Kathy Hollinger of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington is back to update all of us on the status of pandemic dining in DC. And, Chef Jonathan Krinn of Clarity in Virginia is hosting an array of DC chefs. I call it a collaboration he calls it crossing culinary bridges. Joining Chef Krinn: Chef JoJo LawYone of Thamee, Chef Bobby Pradachith of Thip Khao, and Chef David Fritsche & Silvan Kramer of Stable. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: February 2, 2021
Was one of your resolutions to learn more about the history of the spirits behind the bar? On Industry Night, two experts - Zach Patterson, of Melrose Umbrella Co. bar in LA and a Genever (Gen-aa-ver) Category Ambassador & Glendon Hartley of DC's Service Bar - chatted pandemic survival, building a better bar and the history of one of the original spirits, Genever. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: January 26, 2021
On the new Industry Night, Nycci talks with RAMW’s Kathy Hollinger on the latest status of dining in/out of restaurants and the launch of the Winter Restaurant Week. AND, Food Halls were on trend in pre-pandemic times but how do they survive and ultimately thrive now? Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Michael Babin, Greg Engert & Ivan Medina have recently opened up their culinary clubhouse, The Roost in Sous East, DC. A highly curated concept that includes a wide array of options from well-known chefs from both in their own stable and outside of it. How does one open a three ring circus in the middle of a four ring circus? Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night On Real.Fun.DC: January 19, 2021
On the next Industry Night with Nycci Nellis, local restaurant and business owners continue to pivot & pirouette in order to handle everything that is happening in the industry right now. Between city shut downs due the traitorous mob attack on the Capitol or the ever-changing restrictions and bans on indoor dining restaurants have had to get creative. The latest in Pandemic Pop Ups with guests Gerard Bertholon (Cuisine Solutions), Rob Sonderman (Fedwich), Nathan Beauchamp (No Soup for You) & Nick Wiseman (Little Sesame Rotisserie). Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: January 12, 2021 (Call Your Mother! Mercy Me! From Daily Dough to Argentinian Inspired Dishes)
On the next Industry Night, Jersey girl, Nycci Nellis gets her pizza and bagel jones filled thanks to partners Daniela Moreira & Andrew Dana of Timber Pizza & Call Your Mother. As CYM mother expands -during a pandemic- the pair partners with another well-known husband/wife duo, Johanna Hellrigl & Michah Wilder in the new Mercy Me. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: January 4, 2021 (Crystal Ball Gazing for 2021)
On the first Industry Night with Nycci Nellis of 2021, my guests Washington City Paper Food Editor, Laura Hayes & Creator of Barred In DC, Raman Santra, and I take a look in the rearview mirror of 2020 and gaze into our crystal balls on what’s to come in 2021. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: December 21, 2020 (The Best Way to Say Goodbye to 2020)
This is the last Industry Night of 2020. What a year it has been. You know the year started out with a bang. So much was supposed to happen in 2020 — so much. But then it didn’t. You know what they say, Best Laid Plans, my hashtag for the year. Since March we have been through A LOT. A LOT! This pandemic, the mirror shown to our faces about race in this county, and an insane election. Tonight as we look to the sky with gratitude for being safe and healthy, we are going to get frivolous for 2021. Good Health, Better Wealth and lots of champagne, with Maxwell Parks’ Brent Kroll, Caviar & Truffles thanks to Furloughed Chef’s Javier Arze & ending it on a sweet note with Petite-Soeur’s Ashleigh Pearson. Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: December 14, 2020 (Your Holiday Has Been Activated)
Well, the weather outside might be frightful but that fire pit is so delightful! On the next Industry Night tune in as Nycci Nellis chats with those who are making sure your winter and holiday season is now Activated: Beautiful exteriors by The Royal's Paul Carlson, 2020’s Downtown Holiday Market reimagined by Mike Berman, making a Viking Village with Hook Hall’s Anna Valero and supporting local restaurants and retailers by using MoCo Marketplace, the 411 from Streetsense’s Tom Frank. Tuesdays at 7pm on RealFunDC. Listen to the full episode here.
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