Whenever a big storm looms, it’s sure to inspire trips to the grocery store to stock up. And when the weather coops people up, they often want to get out to their local restaurants and bars as soon as they can. For local grocers and restaurateurs, decisions about when to close– or stay open– can be a complicated calculus, influenced by supply chains and staff safety. We get some insight into the business behind blizzards for food purveyors as the region continues to clean up.


  • Bart Yablonsky Director of Operations, Dawson’s Market (Rockville, MD)
  • Derek Brown Owner of three bars in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood: Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency; Chief Spirits Advisor for the National Archives Foundation
  • Jessica Sidman Food Editor, Young & Hungry Columnist, Washington City Paper

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