Meeting Donna Lynne Champlin At Messhall

Last Friday I uploaded part one of a two-part interview with actress Donna Lynne Champlin, talking about how her discovery of metaphysics helped shape her career. Here’s part two of the interview, in which she charts the course of her career that started at the age of three when she…

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Share Your Story, Get A Free Meal

Do you have an interesting life story? Want a free meal? Join me for dinner! Every Friday for the last few weeks I’ve been uploading new dinner interviews with people ranging from internet personalities to actors to the owner of a landmark New Orleans sandwich shop. Tomorrow I’ll post part…

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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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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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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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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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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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Let’s just pretend Dining With Strangers is like a television show and I took the summer off before coming back with the next season this month. After an embarrassing dearth of dinner interviews (seriously, my last one was in May with restaurateur Dean Gold of Dino’s Grotto) I’m happy to…

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On The Search For Strangers

Want a free meal? Join me for dinner and share your life story for Dining With Strangers. My last interview was back in May with Dean Gold of Washington, DC, restaurant Dino’s Grotto and I’m looking to organize the next few interviews. I’ve got the 108th dinner coming up in…

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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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