Posts Tagged ‘Arianne Bennett’

Boston Pita Party: Amsterdam Falafelshop Eyeing Outpost in Beantown

The road to franchising your restaurant is paved with good intentions. Amsterdam Falafel proprietors Scott and Arianne Bennett would know: “To be honest, I was thinking about [franchising] from day one," says Scott. "We have a very franchisable model, so why not?” But, four years ago, when the Bennetts set out to open up a […]

Amsterdam Falafelshop Is Finally Ready to Take Over America

So the news broke this week that after years of working out the details, Amsterdam Falafelshop will finally start franchising its delicious fried chickpea concept. As Joe Spinelli told me on Monday, the Adams Morgan falafel operation could soon become a monster, with more than 100 shops within the next seven years. "This is going […]

Amsterdam Falafelshop’s Arianne Bennett on Her Favorite Restaurant That Closed

Arianne Bennett and Greggory Hill For Scott and myself, who have been married 19 years now, our early lives were populated with eating indulgences that were lesser-known spots in DC... Fio's (that was in the Woodner on 16th), with its amazing Italian food...  it was a real gem that always served squid-ink pasta... it was […]

The D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Winners: Are They All Deserving?

So what if you launched a D.C. Dish Hall of Fame contest to suss out the metro area's best bites and it turned into a coronation of the region's cheap eats? It would make sense, right? After all, as I noted early in the voting, the odds are stacked decidedly against the high-end restaurants. Arianne […]

Say Hello to the Inaugural Class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame

Yesterday, readers of the Young & Hungry newsletter (hint, hint: sign up at right) got first word on who won the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame. Today, we tell everyone the results of our debut contest, which we launched back in October with the idea of sussing out the dishes that best define the D.C. metro area. […]

I’ll Never Step Foot in Amsterdam Falafelshop Again!

Or Johnny's Half Shell! Allow me to explain why. The wife and I had just got to the Strathmore Music Center. We were running late as we scampered to find our seats for last night's Lyle Lovett concert. Carrie assumed the task of securing our seats. I headed to the restroom. When Carrie got to […]

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