Necessity is the mother of reinvention. Stage Left, which started as a cafe and became an ultra-sophisticated fine dining establishment, needed a different direction as it neared the quarter-century mark. Francis Schott, who owns the restaurant with Mark Pascal, got an important insight while dealing with younger customers. "Anybody under 35, when I walked them into the dining room with the chandelier and Art Deco on the wall, I would often see their facial expression change," he said.
At Chez Catherine, everything old is new again. The French restaurant, a bastion of tradition, was redone in March following its purchase by businessman Mike Cowan with the establishment's longtime director, Stephane Bocket. The restaurant's interior looked on the worn side, and it needed a new heating and air conditioning system, along with refurbishing and a fresh paint job. No problem there; that became job one. But change wasn't as easy when it came to the food.
After attending the Culinary Institute of America, Josh DeChellis -- chef/owner of Juniper Hill in Annandale -- did an externship at Aquavit, a Nordic restaurant in New York City. He was working the fish station when the person in charge of it broke her leg after being hit by a cab. That put the 19-year-old up at bat with double shifts for the "ultimate trial by fire," cooking a dozen salmon, 50 lobsters and more. "I was thrown to the wolves," he chuckled.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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