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Hello to all. A brief introduction- I'm Kathryn Hull- recent addition to the staff at Corduroy. I am interested in learning more about this city through other people that work at other restaurants. A " dining tour guide " of sorts, I am in search for- the more the merrier. Anyone interested in filling this position or at least giving me some direction is well appreciated. It seems that HH at FF is the place to go to get started- but any other suggestions I would love as well.

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      Hello to all. A brief introduction- I'm Kathryn Hull- recent addition to the staff at Corduroy. I am interested in learning more about this city through other people that work at other restaurants. A " dining tour guide " of sorts, I am in search for- the more the merrier. Anyone interested in filling this position or at least giving me some direction is well appreciated. It seems that HH at FF is the place to go to get started- but any other suggestions I would love as well.

Welcome!

You will find a good deal of information reading through the various threads on this site, and others. Since you are working at Corduroy, you will meet more of us than you could imagine! But do not let that stop you from joining us for HH. :lol:

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Welcome Kat.

At Corduroy, you're certain to get to know a fair number of us rather quickly.

Keep an eye on the "On a whim ..." thread. Most of us don't bite. Although Peanut gave me a doozy on the leg the other night.

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Welcome Kathryn: I guess we'll have to have an HH at FF tomorrow (Friday) if you are able to attend. But if not, as mdt and JPW have pointed out, you will inevitably find us at Corduroy at some point in the near future.

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welcome to dc, kat.

you will find that the community of restaurant professionals here to be a fun, interesting, passionate, and generally happy lot. there are high concentrations of industry people at the old ebbitt corner bar for the late night happy hour, bedrock billiards for the adams morgan set, bistro du coin for those who are still hungry after work, the bar at capital grille on sundays, monday nights at palena.

welcome again.

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:lol:   First Post ever....

      Hello to all. A brief introduction- I'm Kathryn Hull- recent addition to the staff at Corduroy. I am interested in learning more about this city through other people that work at other restaurants. A " dining tour guide " of sorts, I am in search for- the more the merrier. Anyone interested in filling this position or at least giving me some direction is well appreciated. It seems that HH at FF is the place to go to get started- but any other suggestions I would love as well.

WELCOME TO DC. I HAD A GREAT DINNER AT CORDUROY TUES NIGHT BEFORE GOING TO SEE PORGY AND BESS. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR QUEST.

CV

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:lol: Such a warm reception from everyone. Thank you- In the short time I have been in the city I have received nothing but the kindest words from all that I have met. I was very fortunate to win the lottery for the Dec 5th dinner and am looking forward to meeting many others. Chin Chin

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i know that we all think of ourselves as an affable and approachable lot, however, i have heard from more than a few people that one's first post can be a little intimidating to write. i think that it would come easier after an introduction.

since i have a few friends who have recently joined the board, i have been thinking about this a bit recently. therefore, i am nominating this thread as the place to say hello. all of you lurkers, members without a post, etc, feel free to drop a line or two here. say hello. i swear it gets easier after your first one.

still not sure? ok, i'll start...

good day to everyone. i am new to the board. i am danny, i manage a little italian restaurant in foggy bottom. i found this board after a friend mentioned it to me, and am very happy to be here. i hope to be an active part of this community.

thanks, don and everyone else for letting me play in your sandbox.

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Greetings and salutations!

My name is Julia, I work with Danny at our lovely italian trattoria down in foggy bottom. I had heard some buzz about this board through various friends in the industry, and decided it was time to join after teaming with Danny at Notti Bianche. I am bilingual and speak fluent Spanish, a talent I hope to utilize in the restaurant.

I look forward to meeting everyone, though I doubt I'll get much of a chance. You know how much of a slavedriver Danny is. :unsure:

In any case, you're more than welcome to stop in and say hi. I love to meet others who are as fond of cuisine and the art of the restaurant business as I am.

Gracias.

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Please allow me to introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

I'm Tweaked and I've been putzing around food boards for about three years. I'm not associated with any restaurants but once wrote for a lightly regarded food blog.

Come in and join the party :unsure:

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I am Matt Kantor, Owner of "a slightly retarded food blog" (see previous post). I am not currently associated with a restaurant, but hung out in several for a while, mostly taking up space and eating mise en place. Sometimes I would cook stuff.

Now I work at Discovery channel, having required a break from the $10 an hour as a line cook. Somehow, I still manage to mis-use sodium alginate on a regular basis, probably due to an over-indulgence of Barolo (new style) and Burgundy (old style).

Used to rent a house with Mr Tweaked (also see above) back in the University at Albany days, where we would almost daily ruin a perfectly good chicken with pataks curry paste. Thus my finding this website.

Turn ons: Happy hour, saffron, pimenton, sitting on Pennsylvania Avenue with my laptop and a beer and enjoying the sights walking by.

Turn offs: Overcooked food, liquid smoke, speeding ticket cameras, people who talk about themselves too much on food boards, quotes on menus (thanks Eric Z for not having any).

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My name is hillvalley and I spend too much time on donrockwell.com. At least I used to until the firewall at work started blocking the site forcing me to get actual work done.

I love natto, french fries and a good Bloody Mary. I don't like strong coffee, taking anything out of the freezer and doing the dishes.

My days are spent cajoling teenagers to do their school work and running the special education program at a charter school downtown.

I spend my nights planning blowout dinners and events for you to enjoy and then nagging you to pay using paypal. The former is one of my great joys, the later is one of my least favorite activites.

My screen name is a combination of where I grew up and my birthday. Come to an event and I'll introduce myself with my real name and explain my screen name :unsure: I followed Rocks here from eGullet and tried to be a supportive sounding board back when Don was creating our little world. It has since grown above and beyond our craziest dreams.

When I grow up I want to spend my days eating around the world.

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I'm Eric.

I have a nerdy food-blog-googlemaps-website (EricEatsLunch) which is more focused on getting decent food at cheap-lunch prices than on eating the actual best food.

I used to be a bartender but I'm taking a break from that.

I brew beer, bake bread with the spent grains, make cheese, have dabbled in making sausage, mayonnaise, marmalade (failed), sauerkraut (failed twice), mead, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few others. I like to make food products more than I like cooking dishes.

I eat fine dining when I can, but I'm on a limited budget so more frequently just end up eating grilled cheese in my apartment.

I am addicted to Good Eats and owe my foodie inclination mostly to it.

These websites are fun. I look forward to being a very effective lurker and occasionally chiming in.

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Hello, I'm sunshine, a relatively new member and still a shrimp.

My husband and I love reading your posts. We are not restaurant industry folks or food writers. We're both stereotypical DC professionals. He works on the Hill and I'm a guv'mint lawyer. We both enjoy great food (cooking and eating it), farmers markets, and found Don.Rockwell through chowhound.

I'm always thinking about my next meal. And I love natto too! hillvalley, i knew I'd find someone in this community who loves it also.

One day we'll get the gumption to attend a DR event. We live vicariously through a lot of you.

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My name is Kate, and I've been lurking on this board for a number of months.

Surprisingly enough, I didn't actually have fear of posting for the first time - I am more nervous about the subsequent responses. I'm still curious as to how some people get up to 4 digits worth of posts! But, since I believe in irony, I'll re-post this post when I have 3,578 posts to my credit.

Since I came to the DC area 6 years ago, my boyfriend and I have moved through several stages of eating out -- from "ooh, dennys!" to "if its ethnic, we love it" and finally to "almost-foodie." We're always looking for quality eating experiences for a value. At some point, we'll even move from a "value" experience to "ooh, let's spend money for the hell of it" as we make more money. I know the Rockwellians will help us make this transition.

Matt Kantor, you and I can bond over a hatred of speed cameras, and I can bond with everyone else over great Indian food and Rieslings.

_____

Kate

"Its like the Olympics and the World Series multiplied by x, where x equals awesome."

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As most of you probably guessed by now, my name is Heather. I love cooking and eating and usually get my husband to do the dishes. Right now my job is the care and feeding of two small foodies. My favorite cuisine is Thai and latest project is home canning.

Latest food-related pipe dream: currently a friend and I are hatching a scheme to open a small fancy housewares/pastry counter in downtown Rockville.

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Hello, my name is Carol . . .

I'm a foodie from way back. It started in the 'hood - the real 'hood - Flatbush in the '50s. Wonderful Italian food. Great delicatessens where the male waiters with white aprons told you what to eat (Kishka? No, you don't want the kishka. Trust me, you want the stuffed cabbage.) Ebinger's mocha buttercream cakes. Great Chinese food just over the Brooklyn Bridge in Chinatown. Nathan's at Coney Island where the cognoscenti ate in the dining room. Lundy's incredible seafood. An array of Armenian restaurants on Atlantic Avenue. Kamehachi Sushi on 42nd Street where we ate this new delight in 1966.

Then in the '70s I moved to Philadelphia where the town has gone from nowheresville-to-eat to a Restaurant Renaissance, and now a lively BYOB dining scene as well as full-service restaurants. There are also fun ethnic haunts I frequent with fellow members of the Dangerous Dining Club. Among the cuisines we've sampled recently are Moroccan, Puerto Rican, French, Brazilian, Burmese, and Venezuelan.

I've had some great meals in the DC area when there visiting my daughter and son-in-law. Two weeks ago when I was in town for a professional meeting I had a memorable meal at Notti Bianche - grilled octopus appetizer, raviolini in a cream sauce with morels and fresh peas, and a delicate semi-freddo with a light honey sauce for dessert. We also enjoyed a leisurely dinner in the cafe at Palena in Cleveland Park where my only quibble was the music was inaudible.

Full Disclosure: While my delightful daughter Julia is the assistant manager at Notti Bianche, she had nothing to do with preparing the food. Tony Chittum is a great chef. And kudos to Heather Chittum for the dessert!

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Hey, Carol, Welcome!

Looks like we did the changing of the guard. I left Philadelphia in 1977, after growing up and getting married there. My sister and her husband are in the business in the Montgomery County suburbs.

I look forward to more posts from you.

Just one question: What kind of cheese do you prefer on your Philly cheese steaks?

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Hi, I'm Julie, and I found this website maybe from a link from DCFoodies.com, or maybe through Google, I can't remember.

I'm a scientist-turned-lawyer-type who thinks that cooking and science experiments are a lot alike - just mix things together in different ways until you get the result you want. I don't have a lot of time to cook, though, so I really enjoy eating delicous food.

I have lived in Baltimore for 6 years, so I feel like I know that restaurant scene pretty well. But I just started a new job here in DC and need to start discovering the delicious things that it holds.

I love reading the posts here on DR.com - the posts always alternate between making me hungry and making me laugh.

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I'm a foodie that likes to say 'I'm brian and so is my wife.' as well as 'We worship the gourd.'

But that's just trying to be funny.

I actually got in to being a foodie and a wino maybe 6, 8, 10 or more years ago depending on your definition. But my wife and I plan our travels and our calendar based on places to eat and experience. Not as the sole basis, of course, but it clearly comes in to play in the decision-making process.

Mega expensive dinners. Cheap eats. Dives. Joints. Cooking. Experimenting in the kitchen. Wine tastings. All that and more.

I found out about this place I am not sure how, but not long after it opened, probably due to info over on eGullet but I do not really remember. I used to post there and Chowhound, but not anymore. I rarely even read those places much anymore. I spend most of my wine-time on Vinocellar.com and WinoDepot.com and then spend my foodie time here and on my wife's joint, Roguefood.

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Hey, Carol, Welcome!

Looks like we did the changing of the guard. I left Philadelphia in 1977, after growing up and getting married there. My sister and her husband are in the business in the Montgomery County suburbs.

I look forward to more posts from you.

Just one question: What kind of cheese do you prefer on your Philly cheese steaks?

Well, I am originally from Brooklyn. I like my soft pretzels without mustard, and provolone on my cheesesteaks along with tomato sauce and grilled onions. That's a pizza steak. Not the classic, but I highly recommend it.

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Oh good grief, another thread to respond to and forget as always.

My name is Nadya, I drifted here from egullet.org that encouraged my till-then dormant interest in eating and blabbing. I am famous for my ability to work the word "bottom" into every sentence and the knowledge of many adjectives.

From 9 to 5, I'm a nonprofit health communicator who gets paid to make using condoms sound like fun. At night, I'm either fronting the door at Bis or walking into the door some place else. I write a column for dcist which some people say is masturbatory. Well, the real truth had to come out eventually, you know. Typing with one hand ain't easy.

Also, I grew up in a very tough place with actual breadlines where at times food was so scarce that we had no bread and had to eat our caviar straight out of the jar.

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I am best known as the leader, founder, songwriter, singer, and guitarist of early-'80s funk masters Zapp. I was shot to death by my brother Larry on April 25, 1999. I really liked eating and drinking, so that's why I'm here now. Here is the cover of an album of mine that was re-released a couple of years ago, of which I am quite fond (the cover, mostly).

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Here is the cover of an album of mine that was re-released a couple of years ago, of which I am quite fond (the cover, mostly).

this is eerie, and outrageously bare chested.

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I am best known as the leader, founder, songwriter, singer, and guitarist of early-'80s funk masters Zapp. I was shot to death by my brother Larry on April 25, 1999.

Afterwards, the band was called Led In Zapp ... or was it Led Zeppelin?

this post will self-delete in four minutes

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