Interview 114: Meet Mark From Medium Rare

Mark Bucher is co-owner of Medium Rare, a restaurant business with four locations in the Washington, DC, area offering a very simple menu: bread, followed by salad, then two servings of steak frites. It’s simple yet successful. Medium Rare frequently appears on local and national “best of” lists for steakhouses….

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Interview 113: Chatting With A Comedian

Late last month I was in Brooklyn and had the chance to interview Alex English. He’s a young comedian, writer and actor building his career in his adopted hometown of New York after moving there from Detroit without really knowing what he wanted to do with his life. In 2012,…

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Interview 112: Lunch With Donna Lynne Champlin

Donna Lynne Champlin is an accomplished stage, television and film actress whose most recent credits include the role of Paula Proctor on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Hortense Bellacourt on Comedy Central’s Another Period. She’s also great company for lunch. Earlier this month, during a holiday to Los Angeles, I met Donna…

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Interview 111: Meet The Freaky Boiz

Meet Pierre Phipps and Terrance Wilson, also known as the rap duo Freaky Boiz. They’re gay artists who met in a high school dance class in Chicago, and went to college together in Illinois. That’s the time when, just for their own amusement, they made a video rapping verses about…

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Interview 110: Dinner With Demetrius Harmon

Demetrius Harmon calls himself a “normal” 20-year-old. On a regular day, he wakes up, calls his friends, plays the video game Fortnite, he might make the occasional YouTube video or get on Twitter to share his thoughts. Pretty normal. Except he has more than a million people listening to him….

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Interview 109: Parkway For Poor Boys

New Orleans has many famous dishes, and that includes poor boys. Poor boys, or po’ boys as they’re also known, are sliced loaves of French bread stuffed with mounds of shrimp, or oysters, or roast beef with a thick gravy known as “debris,” or ham and swiss, or many other…

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Interview 108: Erick Lopez Explains

The 108th interview is finally online! Last week I met actor Erick Lopez in New York, at the end of his visit from Los Angeles to promote the film Flavor of Life. In the drama, he plays an estranged grandson who reunites with his grandfather and has to help him save…

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Interview 107: Dinner With Dean Gold

Dean Gold is the owner and executive chef of Dino’s Grotto, an Italian-inspired restaurant in Washington, DC. It’s the second incarnation of his dream venue, after he had to close his bigger restaurant Dean in DC’s Cleveland Park due to a drop off in business. Having eaten at Dino’s with…

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Interview 106: Telling Stories Through Food

Jamila Robinson is a lifelong foodie, always eager to try new restaurants and also experiment with cooking at home. She’s taken that passion and used it to develop a career in media where, at several major newspapers, she’s edited features sections finding innovative ways to tell captivating stories about food,…

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