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Our Town Podcast Series Launches at Tony and Joe's

September 26, 2016

Ernie Bauer, Wendy Reiger, Mark Tuohey, Lucille Bauer (Photo by: Mary Pat Collins) Ernie Bauer, Wendy Reiger, Mark Tuohey, Lucille Bauer

After four months in production and over 34 interviews ready for release, Best Bark Communications and host of OUR TOWNAndy Ockershausen kicked off the podcast series on Wednesday evening at Tony and Joe’s Seafood at Washington Harbour with over 100 guests in attendance. Those who came out for the launch included: Sonny Jurgensen, Mark Russell, Tommy McFly, Cary Hatch, Tim Brant, Cherrie Doggett, Mark Tuohey, WMAL’s Chris Plante, Bill Regardie, Wendy Rieger, Bob Pincus, Harry Jaffe, Michael O’Harrro and more. 


OUR TOWN is presented by Best Bark Communications and hosted by local Washington, DC personality Andy Ockershausen. A third generation Washingtonian, Andy grew up in broadcasting at the Evening Star Broadcast Group, WMAL and WMAL TV, Channel 50 and most recently Comcast/NBC Universal. Andy’s experience and leadership has given him the privilege to develop close relationships and conduct business with individuals including: US presidents, sports heroes, and influencers in the political, business and charitable communities. 

Dr. Joe Novello and Mark Russell (Photo by: Mary Pat Collins) Dr. Joe Novello and Mark Russell


OUR TOWN will feature a different personality each episode. Andy’s deep understanding and knowledge of the recent history of Washington, DC during the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90’s and his close relationships with the guests, bring a unique perspective to their story. Andy interviewed characters who have made an impact in the DC Metro for more than five decades. 

Jen Richer, Tommy McFly, Shari Gonzalez, Chrys Kefalas (Photo by: Mary Pat Collins) Jen Richer, Tommy McFly, Shari Gonzalez, Chrys Kefalas


Each podcast is a half hour. New episodes will be released on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.


Season One will feature more than 30 interviewees, the following is a sampling of the wide variety of influencers who have had a major impact on the Washington DC Metro: 


●  Sonny Jurgensen, NFL Hall of Famer as QB and the Voice of the Redskins

●  Bill Regardie, Publisher of Regardie’s Magazine

●  Frank Herzog, Sports Hall of Fame, Radio and TV Sports

●  Charlie Brotman, Sports Publicist

●  Maurice Cullinane, DC Police Chief during the Hanafi Siege of 1977

Maurice Cullinane, Cherrie Doggett, Stu and Sherrie Long (Photo by: Mary Pat Collins) Maurice Cullinane, Cherrie Doggett, Stu and Sherrie Long

Whether it’s catching up with newsmakers who impacted the community in the past or those making news in the present, by the time each interview is over you will understand from each guest how their contribution has made a difference in the Washington, D.C. community.

Janice Ockershausen and Chris Plante (Photo by: Mary Pat Collins) Janice Ockershausen and Chris Plante

Cary Hatch and Miles Mawby (Photo by: Mary Pat Collins) Cary Hatch and Miles Mawby

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1789 Restaurant Launches New Prix Fixe Menu

September 7, 2016

Executive Chef Samuel King (Photo by: 1789restaurant.com) Executive Chef Samuel King

After a 12-week closure for roof repairs, 1789 Restaurant reopens this week with a new menu. The menu, designed by Executive Chef Samuel Kim, allows the guest to create their own tasting menu of either four, five or six courses. Priced at $85, $97 and $109 respectively, the menu is available seven nights a week starting September 6th.


Standout menu items include Uni Jar with roasted lobster, fennel, maitake mushroom and black truffle; Beef Tartare with spiced red wine, caviar, poached quail egg, tendon puff, cured egg yolk and shallots; Salsify Carbonara with duck confit, shishito peppers, pancetta and Parmigiano-Reggiano; Arctic Char with zucchini, squash blossom and pickled cucumber; Duck with cauliflower, couscous, pearl barley, Meyer lemon, foie gras truffle and huckleberry; and Rib-Eye with mille-feuille potato, mushroom puree, bone marrow flan and carrots. Dessert options include Maple Flan with a walnut financier, ginger toffee tuile, bruleed spiced pluot, and pear-Reisling sorbet as well as a Chocolate Pave dark chocolate mousse, amaretti cookie, espresso caramel sauce, salted ganache and vanilla mascarpone ice cream.

Hamachi (Photo by: 1789restaurant.com) Hamachi


The Georgetown building that houses 1789 Restaurant, The Tombs and F.Scott’s closed on June 11th, 2016 for necessary roof repairs. While closed, Clyde’s Restaurant Group invested in a new French top range for 1789 Restaurant. “We’re excited about the new flat top stove,” says Chef Samuel Kim “it opens up technical and creative opportunities for the kitchen and a perfect time for us to offer a prix fixe menu. The tasting menus will allow our guests to experience more dishes at a great value.”


Located at 1226 36th Street NW, 1789 Restaurant is Georgetown’s premier food and wine experience with a wine cellar storing almost 200 different wines. Corkage fees are waived on Tuesdays for oenophiles with their own collection.


Complimentary valet parking is provided. Reservations can be made online or by calling 202.965.1789.

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Swimming Well at LivingWell

July 12, 2016

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Another great reason to check out LivingWell at The Washington Hilton.


In addition to a full gym, personalized fitness training, yoga classes and an outdoor pool with beautiful deck, there are swim classes for the whole family.


Throughout the summer, classes are held Monday through Thursday.

Tads, minos and parents have their own 30-minute time slots. 


Find out more by calling 202.483.4100 or visiting LivingWell.


LivingWell is located in The Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW.

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