Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Briggs’

Cellular Gastronomy: Restaurants’ Love-Hate Relationship With Your Phone

When I walk into the International Language Institute, the small, dingy lobby is empty—except for a guy sitting next to the elevator. Is this actually the right way to the new  Dupont “speakeasy” from Good Stuff Eatery’s Spike Mendelsohn and lobbyist/Kabin owner Vinoda Basnayake? It doesn’t look like the entrance to a bar with studded […]

Chef Antonio Burrell Creating Modern Mexican Menu for Agua 301

The team behind Barracks Row's Zest American Bistro is going a completely different direction with its next venture: a Mexican restaurant called Agua 301. The new spot, set to open Dec. 20, gets its name from its address: 301 Water St. SE on the Capitol Riverfront, right next to recently opened Osteria Morini. Owners Amanda […]

Zest Bistro Benefits from Fannie Mae Fallout

Amanda and Stephen Briggs have been in the restaurant industry long enough to know that its only constant is insecurity. The couple's history as front-of-the-house managers — she at Deluxe Restaurant Group, he at McCormick & Schmick's — have no doubt helped them keep their composure as their first restaurant, Zest Bistro, has endured its […]