District Restaurant News | Fall 2020

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TABLE OF CONTENTS | FALL 2020 04 Editor’s Note 06 Puerto Rican restaurant La Famosa opens 08 Opening a restaurant during a pandemic 11 Restaurant slowing—2020 restaurant data 13 Restaurants persevering amid COVID-19 16 Swizzle Chill TV launches Season 3 17 RAMW letter: Kathy E. Hollinger 23 Eastern Mediterranean Taim opens in Dupont Circle 26 Analysis: Five ways restaurants can help themselves during the pandemic 31 Serving customers fast: Time Study 2020 37 Restaurant industry seeks financial support 39 RAMMYS Winners 2020

BUSINESS Executive Editor Rick Zambrano contactrick@eaterypulse.net

About District Restaurant News District Restaurant News is the trade magazine for the fastpaced and competitive Washington, DC restaurant scene. A hotbed of design, concept and culinary innovation, Metro DC is becoming the place to experience cuisine at its best. It isn’t just for foodies: the DC area is also the perfect location for restaurant and culinary innovators to realize their dreams and build businesses. These visionaries, along with the larger industry of vibrant restaurant owners and operators, deserve expert tools to succeed. Powered by Eatery Pulse, District Restaurant News is published quarterly.

Swizzle Chill TV Photography Anthony Torres Assistant Editor Margaret McConnell Editorial Designer Ashley McCarty Contributors Eric Nomis To place an ad or for business development opportunities, contact sales@eaterypulse.net

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Photo above: La Famosa opens in Navy Yard. Photo by Scott Suchman. On the cover: Ensalada de Mariscos con tostones. Photo by Scott Suchman.

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