Celebrate Dino’s Grotto At Two Closing Parties

There are just two weeks left to enjoy the great food and drink at Dino’s Grotto, the DC restaurant whose owner Dean Gold I profiled for Dining With Strangers in May 2018. Dean — whose life before becoming a restaurateur included selling wine, studying economics, selling dope to jazz musicians,…

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Seeking Strangers In DC (And Elsewhere)

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a stranger out to dinner, but I’m in the process of organizing some interviews in the coming weeks. As part of that effort, I’d love to hear from people in Washington, DC, with an interesting story to tell. If you live in, or…

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Kate Flannery Dances With The Stars

Kate Flannery, featured in the 117th dinner interview and perhaps known as Meredith from the U.S. version of The Office, will be one of the contestants on the next series of Dancing With The Stars. The full cast of 12 celebrities taking part also includes NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis,…

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Throwback Thursday 28: A Voice For Radio

The 28th Throwback Thursday is my evening meal with BBC radio presenter and writer Zeb Soanes back in January 2011. We met for dinner at the wonderful Andrew Edmunds in London while I was back in my home country, and he told me about his career in radio. Zeb is…

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The Tobolowsky Files

Actor and writer Stephen Tobolowsky, featured as the 66th stranger on this site, will be performing a live version of his podcast The Tobolowsky Files later this month near Seattle in Port Townsend. It’s a great chance to see this master storyteller in person as he talks with the show’s producer and…

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Throwback Thursday 27: British Ink

Ever wanted a tattoo? The 27th sequential Throwback Thursday is my December 2010 dinner with tattoo artist Paul Roe. Over a meal of fantastic French food at Montmartre in DC’s Eastern Market, Paul told me how “I’m in your skin” when designing high quality tattoos, which he did out of…

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Book A Dinner (Now With Working Link!)

Want to be featured on Dining With Strangers? I’d love to hear your life story. Join me for a meal (I pay) at a restaurant (you choose) and let me interview you while we enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner — or even just coffee and a snack. The form to…

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