INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Don’t Call Them Mocktails (Zero-proof cocktails are not a fad): Industry Night, January 18, 2022
Omicron is spreading like the highly transmissable virus that it is, restaurants are short staffed, and market shelves are not well-stocked. Uh who can use I drink? On the next Industry Night, Nycci talks with Sam Nellis (yes, they’re related) Beverage Director for All Purpose Pizza & Red Hen about getting on the dry-January bandwagon. Zero-proof cocktails, non-alcoholic beers & wines offer up more than you think. Just don’t call them mocktails. Listen to the full episode here.
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Do You Know Shochu, Like I Know Shochu: Industry Night, January 11, 2022
On the first Industry Night of 2022 Nycci talks the absolute do’s of dining right now with Kathy Hollinger of the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington. And, all the way from Japan - seriously - Honkaku Spirits founder Christopher Pellegrini and Ambassador of Honkaku Spirits, Stephen Lyman provide a Japanese Distillery education. Think you know koji-fermented shochu, awamori and whiskey? Class is in session. Listen to the full episode here.
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The First Pandemic Pivot?: Industry Night, December 21, 2021
Restaurants had to up their takeaway abilities. Now there are heating instructions, maybe you have to cook something a bit, plating ideas maybe there’s a video? All of this has become part of the “at home” experience. Enter Table 22 and their monthly meal subscriptions. On the next Industry Night, Sam Bernstein joins Nycci Nellis along with Grace Shea of Lebanese Taverna, Rob Sonderman of Federalist Pig, and Antonio Matarazzo, Stellina. Talk about a gift that could give all year long. But first, the mystical Deb Schaffer of Enchanted Botanicals helps us clear and reset for a brilliant 2022. Industry Night, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Changing The Conversation of Food Insecure to Sovereignty: Industry Night, December 14, 2021
The holiday season can be a time of pure gluttony. A glut of friends, family, food and food and food and all the festivities that are usually centered on food. And with all that excess, it is gobsmacking to believe that in this country there are many and of all ages who are in a struggle to access food. On the next Industry Night, Nycci brings in a panel of experts — Mike Curtin, Jr, of DC Central Kitchen, Christopher Bradshaw of Dreaming Out Loud and Kate Urbank Food Rescue — to talk Food Sovereignty, Systemic Issues, Food Waste, Access and how we answer the call to take care of each other. Industry Night, 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Local Gifts For Everyone: Industry Night, December 7, 2021
They say it is better to give than to receive and on the next Industry Night Nycci helps make that a reality. Bart Yablonsky, owner of one of the last independent grocery stores in the DC Metro area, Dawsons Dupont & Rockville helped gather a group of local vendors - Sarah Dwyer of Choquette, Ekua DuFu of Natural Essentials and Chris Burns of Old Ox Brewing - who each have great stories and gifts for even the most difficult of recipients. But first, it is said, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Brian Duss explains how his organization World Vision is doing just that. Industry Night on Real Fun DC. To listen to the full episode, please click here.
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Getting Naked Is Totally Kosher: Industry Night, November 30, 2021
On the next Industry Night: Kosher dining - yes Kosher dining. Kosher is not a cuisine it is a way of observing and eating bu, you don’ have to be Jewish to enjoy the benefits of it. Chap Gage & Yehuda Malka of Schmaltz Bros give a Kosher 101 and the latest on their new concept, Hamakom. But first, Nycci gets naked - not really - but she does chat with Tanecia Britt & Kohn Glay creators of the visual art experience. . . Listen to the full episode here.
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Holiday Wrapped: Jacques Pepin & Community Colllab: Industry Night, November 23, 2021
The Hill Center is a true gem in this city. A cultural and arts nonprofit that was disconnected from it’s community (like many others) during the height of the pandemic. What does a community center do when they can’t serve in their original capacity? They get creative! On the next Industry Night, Bonny Wolf, Bonnie Benwick, Bill Schindler, and, Marianne Tshihamba, talk their collab, A Taste of Hill Center: Recipes from our Community Table. But first, the one & only Chef Jacques Pepin pops on air to talk with Nycci. Listen to the full episode here.
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A Better Way Than Throwaway: Industry Night, November 16, 2021
The National Reuse Awards aka The Reusies were a few months back and presented by the non-profit, Upstream, who is behind initiatives to irradicate plastic pollution. On the next Industry Night, Chief Solutioneer of Upstream Matt Prindiville chats about what we all can do to make real change and brought Reusie Award winners: Crystal Dreisbach, Don't Waste Durham, Lindsey McCoy, of Plaine Products and Garr Punnett, the Most Innovative Reuse Company, Rheaply. There is a "Better Way Than Throwaway” on the Next Industry Night on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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New Food Tech For Food Delivery: Industry Night, November 9, 2021
A while back Nycci was introduced to John Aggrey a long-time entrepreneur who started DIn DIn back in August 2020 to address the needs of the meal prep & meal delivery during the pandemic. On the next Industry Night, John discusses his business model and brings with him Patrick Haaland of Bar Therapy, Chef Leonardo Rebollo of Pasta Ilgatto, and Din Din’s Bernie Rousseau to chat about this new way of dining well while at home. Listen to the full episode here.
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Business As Usual & The Gifts Of Covid: Industry Night, November 2, 2021
On the next Industry Night, the cheese lady, Jill Erber of Cheesetique and Nycci usually talk cheese. Not on this show. Jill and Nycci talk positive insights into the Industry and Identifying the “Gifts of Covid”. And, Aileen Fuchs, the new President and Executive Director of the National Building Museum pops on to chat about the latest exhibition & a new climate initiative. Industry Night with Nycci Nellis on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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