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Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations. Find him on Twitter @nevinmartell and Instagram @nevinmartell.
Posts by Nevin Martell

D.C.’s Maxwell’s Brent Kroll on His Food & Wine 2018 Somm of the Year Win

Congratulations! Brent Kroll is the Food & Wine 2018 Sommelier of the year. When sommelier Brent Kroll opened Maxwell…
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Chef Victor Albisu’s Metamorphosis: Transforming an Underperforming Restaurant into Two Hit Concepts

Chef Victor Albisu’s Metamorphosis: Transforming an Underperforming Restaurant into Two Hit Concepts

When chef Victor Albisu opened Del Campo in the spring of 2013, it was lit. The South American-inspired grill fascinated…
Nevin Martell
Tips to Save Money on Food Costs

Dollars and Sense: Chefs Share Tips to Save Money on Food Costs

Keeping food costs in line is the bane of any chef’s existence. With such small margins, every money-saving tactic makes…
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Restaurant Research and Development Trips

How Restaurant Research and Development Trips Help Operators Innovate

 Research and development are the cornerstones of opening a new restaurant or keeping an existing concept fresh. Though…
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How Brennan’s Continues to Thrive as a New Orleans Classic

For more than seven decades, Brennan’s in New Orleans has been defining and refining Creole cuisine. It is a story of innovation…
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Perking Up: Restaurants Offer Primo Employee Perks to Reward + Retain Staff

Strong salaries, bonuses, health benefits, and paid time off are the usual lures restaurateurs use to retain and reward…
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Tenney Flynn: Meet the Chef Fighting the Lionfish Invasion in the Gulf of Mexico

Tenney Flynn is on a mission. The executive chef of GW Fins in New Orleans wants to help eradicate lionfish from the Gulf of…
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How Central Michel Richard Continues to Soar in Washington, D.C.

How Central Michel Richard Continues to Soar in Washington, D.C.

James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Richard was always larger than life – a visionary culinary innovator with an infectious…
Nevin Martell
10 Chefs Reveal The Restaurants Where They Wish They Had Cooked

10 Chefs Reveal The Restaurants Where They Wish They Had Cooked

You can never forget the one that got away. Chefs feel the same way about the legendary chefs they admire. So we asked ten toques…
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