INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: May 3, 2021
On the next Industry Night, Nycci talks with chefs Paolo Dungca & Chef Tom Cunanan about DC and how it has always been a haven for cuisines and cultures that were not readily available in other American cities. In the last 10 years that notion has exploded in a variety of ways. Not only are more options available but the execution has been elevated. And, RAMW’s Kathy Hollinger is back to explain the latest in pandemic dining restrictions and hopeful changes coming soon. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: April 26, 2021
On the next Industry Night, Michelin stars have dropped around DC, and the North American Chief Inspector (anonymous!) talks about who is in and who is out. Chef Ryan Ratino is in! Retaining the one-star at Bresca and earning two stars at his recently opened Jônt, Ryan talks about the business of receiving these kinds of accolades. Lindera Farms has a cult-like following and forager/producer Daniel Liberson is why. That’ Industry Night on Real Fun DC Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: April 20, 2021
On Industry Night, Nycci catches up with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s President, Kathy Hollinger about the status of the restaurants during Covid and how they are going to deal with the next hurdle, staffing. And, Nycci takes a deeper dive into the making of the area’s first retailer whose mission is to discover and appreciate Black-owned lifestyle and home goods brands and makers. The Gift Shop’s Tamon George joins Nycci and brings with him a talented group of local makers - Akinwale Akinbiyi [Wale] and Thomas Davis of Riveriswild, Destiny Sweeney Durant of Destiny’s Caché, and Taelor Salmon of Cadence Candle Co. - to talk the creativity that is thriving in this city and the location where you can find it all. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: April 12, 2021
On the next Industry Night, one thing the pandemic has made crystal clear is that our outside space is sacred. Jessica Petrino from appliance experts AjMadison, landscape architect, Robert Bell of Bell Design, Inc., and lighting specialist, Reed Libby from Affordable Sprinklers join Nycci Nellis to talk about creating an outdoor oasis. But first, Moon Rabbit's Kevin Tien shares his experience as a first-gen Vietnamese American and all the details on the massive fundraiser he has put together with chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Tim Ma, Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: April 6, 2021
On the next Industry Night, chef/owner Danny Lee, (of some of DC’s most loved restaurants, Mandu, Chiko, Anju), shares his experience as an Asian American & offers guidance on what we can all do to put a stop to racism & hate. Later in the show, Nycci says goodbye to Rosé all day and hello to Sake with DC Sake Co's Reiko Hirai. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: Mach 23, 2021
Have you been invited to join Clubhouse? What is this new social media phenomena and why should you be on it? On the next Industry Night, Rita Goodroe, International speaker and business strategist talks why who, what, where and how Clubhouse is the next great networking platform. Erik Bruner-Yang pops back to revisit "Pandemic Year in Review" & his Power of 10 Initiative’s evolvement. Listen to the full episode here. 
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: March 16, 2021
It’s been a year since the pandemic shut us down. On the next Industry Night, Nycci Nellis goes on a data discovery mission on the industry’s numbers with MarginEdge’s co-founder, Bo Davis, and owner of Ford’s Fish Shacks Tony Stafford. RealFunDC’s Tommy McFly pops in with a Cherry Blossom Festival updates. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: March 9, 2021
During these pandemic times, as discussed on this show often, businesses have had to pivot and swivel and contort themselves in all sorts of ways to survive with hopes of thriving. Elliot Spaisman of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Valerie Zweig of RX Chicken & Maria Iturralde of Saya Salteña joins Nycci on Industry Night to chat about Collaborative Kitchen spaces. Kathy Hollinger of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington provides the latest pandemic updates for both those in the industry and consumers. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: March 2, 2021
We all talk about local — buying local, shopping local — but in these pandemic days, it is pretty easy to just order online. It is up to us, the consumer to do our homework, stay educated, and support those that greatly enrich our communities and our bellies! Dawson's Market, one of the few independently owned grocery stores in the DC Metro Area that is committed to filling its shelves with local producers, joins Nycci along with local purveyors Christelle Szymkowicz, founder and CEO of Kreyol Kitchen, Roya Shadravan & Kristy Lam with Mulan Dumpling and Berni & Helene Gallent of Little Austria. All on this week's Industry Night at 7PM on Real Fun DC. Listen to the full episode here.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: February 23, 2021
On Industry Night, RAMW’s 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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