Chiko opens in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Why DC’s Chiko concept is more than a restaurant. It’s a trend.

‘Chinese-Korean Alliance’ wok-fry the future of restaurant food

“Chef-inspired concept” is a phrase that many inside the restaurant industry may want to vanquish in 2019. How about chef-driven or chef-managed? This appears to have more purpose and significance. On that point, enter Chiko (Chai-Koh), a three-unit chain, born and bred in Washington, D.C, and expanding nationally (but quietly). Chiko is not just a restaurant, it’s also is a trend at the same time. And it’s growing into a chain, with three locations now open (two in DC and another in Encinitas, Calif.), but doesn’t feel like a chain.

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MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star lineup December 1-2 with chef Jacques Pépin and Bethenny Frankel

MetroCooking D.C. adds Jacques Pepin, Bethenny Frankel to all-star lineup

MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star lineup December 1-2. Chef Jacques Pépin will make his appearance at the December event. Bethenny Frankel will also join MetroCooking D.C.. She is a lifestyle maven and entrepreneur. These added personalities bolster the cast of stars already scheduled to appear, including headliner Chef Emeril Lagasse and chef-authors Carla Hall and Lidia Bastianich.

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