INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Big In Japan: Industry Night, June 21, 2022
In March 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and then a massive tsunami struck Japan’s Tohoku region along the northeast coast. Near-total devastation and more than 20,000 deaths, Wiping out most of its food production it had forced the Japanese to reimagine the framework of the local economy, and it’s responding with surprising economic vigor thanks to new approaches to farming and fishing. Here in the US, the Japanese Embassy works to connect & educate US chefs and consumers on Tohoku’s farmers and fishermen. On the next Industry Night, Ryo Tsuzukihashi, Agriculture attaché at the Embassy of Japan, and Misaki Tanida, of Horaiya Honten Join Nycci to discuss how the region literally is rising from ashes. Tuesdays at 7pm on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Bringing The Industry Favorites Back: Industry Night, June 14, 2022
While we all may be behaving as if the pandemic is over, it isn’t. And the residual effects of the last two years will clearly be felt for some time to come. Nobody knows that more than people in the hospitality community. A few weeks back, Greg Engert & Michael Babin of Neighborhood Restaurant Group reopened their flagship Churchkey to much well-deserved fanfare. It’s been a minute since the three of us have had a chance to catch up. Tune into Industry Night with Nycci Nellis on Real Fun DC. Listen to full episode here.
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Raising the Profile of Black Women In Food: Industry Night, May 31, 2022
Nina Oduro, Co-Founder of Dine Diaspora launched her Black-women owned agency with an eye toward culinary, community, and commerce. A connection of people and brands to African diaspora food culture. Dine Diaspora launched their 2022 “Black Women in Food” awards honoring 31 women. Don’t you want to know who they are? Find out on Industry Night with Nycci Nellis on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Farmers Markets Don’t Just Miraculously Happen: Industry Night, May 24, 2022
Farmers Markets don’t just miraculously happen it takes a village to find an area with a need, identify the right location, get the right players together, all the permits, and then you have to curate the vendors and then, finally ring the opening bell! Deb Moser and Mitch Berliner have done just that. The new Half Street Market has opened right at Nat’s Ball Park — and on tonight's Industry Night Deb & Mitch brought their village: Michael Stevens President of The Capitol Riverfront BID, Mark Hannan Investment Associate Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and Robert Giaimo, CEO and Co-founder, Silver Diner. But first The Friends Experience is in town and Jamaal Orr has the 411 on how you can hang with Joey, Monica, Rachel and the Gang. Industry Night every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Buildings Are Alive!: Industry Night, May 17, 2022
Buildings Are Alive! Don’t believe me? On the next Industry Night, I chat with Cathy Frankel, Vice President for Exhibitions and Collections, of the National Building Museum and Bruno de Sa Moreira, CEO for Histovery, the team behind Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition. But before we all chat Emily Schildt, CEO & Founder of Pop Up Grocer, now at Union Market takes through her curated aisles. That’s Industry Night with Nycci Nellis on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Field Trip to Richmond: Industry Night, April 26, 2022
Let’s go on a field trip to Richmond with Robey Martin. Robey is an incredible mover and shaker in Richmond’s hospitality scene and nobody knows the ins and out quite like her. Robey is a food journalist, on air personality for CBS 6, hosts the Eat It Virginia podcast and she joins Nycci Nellis on Industry Night on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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ICYMI New Kitchens Is Back: Industry Night, April 19, 2022
In case you didn’t get the memo — events are back in DC. And bringing back one of the area’s most beloved events — New Kitchens on The Block — creators Al Goldberg and Nevin Martell catch us up on what April 30th, 2022 will look like and brought with them several notables who's doors you will be entering soon: Blake King of ToriSumi Yakitori + Marcelle Afram, Shababi Diner + Margaux Riccio of Cenzo’s Upper West Side. Industry Night with Nycci Nellis on RealFunDC. Listen to the full episode here.
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We All Need A Little Grace In Our Lives: Industry Night, April 12, 2022
We are so lucky to have a thriving theatre community in the DC Area. The Launch of Grace, The musical is an incredible example of the talent here. On Industry Night, Nycci chats with Composer and creator of Grace, Nolan Williams, Jr & Chef Tiffany Derry the owner, operator, founder of Roots Chicken Shak franchise and the Roots Southern Table restaurant and who is an advocate for the show. We should all say Grace, 7:00 p.m. on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Put ‘Em Up!: Industry Night, April 5, 2022
DC Central Kitchen’s Mike Curtin has been a regular on Industry Night since it launched in The Line Hotel five years ago. The last two years Mike and Nycci have talked a lot about how DC Central Kitchen has had to twist and swivel to continue with its mission. A little return to normal, DC CENTRAL KITCHEN’S CAPITAL FOOD FIGHT is back. With Mike is Tom Colicchio of Crafted Hospitality and you may have seen him being super judge-y on Top Chef, former champ of Cap food fight Chef Ris Lacoste and one of this year’s contenders, Chef Ben Lambert. Industry Night on Real Fun DC at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the full episode here.
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Are You What You Eat?: Industry Night, March 29, 2022
Our relationship with food is an ever-evolving journey. On the next Industry Night, Nycci digs down deep with certified eating psychology expert and health coach, Elise Museles and talks her new book, Food Story: Rewrite The Way You Eat, Think & Live. 7:00 p.m. on RealFunDC. Listen to the full episode here.
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