WEEKLY COLUMN


It’s All About the Food

A few years ago, I read a restaurant survey that ranked customer’s priorities when dining out. The study listed food, service, atmosphere, and location. The […]

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Six Dinner Guests

A couple of decades ago I wrote a column that posed the question, “If you could have dinner with six people throughout all of history, […]

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Mary Virginia

Over the past 30 years our company has been busy. We’ve opened fine dining restaurants, New Orleans-themed restaurants, an Italian restaurant, a live-music club, a […]

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Community Cafes

Community cafes and diners are a dying breed. Years ago, people gathered for breakfast in small cafes in downtown areas. They talked politics, sports, and […]

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Honeymoons

If someone is keeping track of honeymoons, mark me down for 23. That might be a lot of honeymoons, though only two are in the […]

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R&D

An explorer organizes an expedition by studying maps and charts. A petroleum engineer prepares for a drill by scrutinizing geological surveys of the earth’s strata […]

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Careers and Crushes

Some people know at an early age what they want to do with their professional life and career. The first job I can remember being […]

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Opening Nightmares

On a recent list of the most stressful jobs of 2018, Aimee Picchi of CBS News listed (in order from least to most stressful): senior corporate executive, […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Life is full of changes. From the moment we are born until the day we die, our bodies, minds, and lives are in a constant […]

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Williamsburg 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA— It’s crunch time in the pre-opening phase of our new restaurant, but I peeled away to Virginia for two days. My brother and […]

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