Dining Out: K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen

Earlier this month I returned to New Orleans, one of my favorite cities. The holiday gave me a chance to revisit some wonderful restaurants, starting on the first night with dinner at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen in the French Quarter. I’ve never done a Dining With Strangers review at this restaurant,…

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Tune In To Dino’s Grotto

You can now watch Dean Gold, owner of DC restaurant Dino’s Grotto, online. He’s launched a YouTube channel for the Italian-inspired venue, and although he’s just getting started there are already several clips that should appeal to food lovers. His first is a three-video step-by-step guide to making a rissoto,…

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Throwback Thursday: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The wonderful show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend finished last week. I had the honor of interviewing a few cast members for Dining With Strangers during the last few years, so for Throwback Thursday here’s an ICYMI list of breakfasts and lunches with them. Back to the sequential TBTs next week! The first…

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Dining Out: Doi Moi

In March I made my first visit to DC restaurant to Doi Moi, whose menu is inspired by dishes found in Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. It won’t be my last visit. I went with Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff on the Supreme Court’s…

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Throwback Thursday #11: In The Picture

It’s another Thursday and another throwback — the 11th dinner with a stranger took place in August 2009 in Brooklyn, where I interviewed photographer Lars Stephan about his work. Originally from Germany, Lars is for now living in Brooklyn and building on a career launched online with self-portraits that, more…

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Steve Hayes: Incidentally

Steve Hayes, the 118th dinner interviewee and host of YouTube classic film review series “Tired Old Queen at the Movies,” will be sharing stories about his show and his performing past in New York on April 7. You can buy tickets in advance online for his one-man show, “Steve Hayes:…

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies

Every month on the YouTube series “Tired Old Queen at the Movies” actor Steve Hayes shares his love for old movies with five-to-10 minute videos adlibbing about classic features. He covers everything from the characters to the stories of the actors playing them, from the social themes in the plot…

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Share Your Business Failures

There’s an organization in Washington, DC, called FuckUp Nights that features people sharing their stories of business failures. Back in July 2015 I had dinner with the group’s Meredith Denbow who talked about the benefits of openly talking about personal catastrophes. And now they’re looking for speakers for their next…

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