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- Jeffrey Anderson Washington City Paper contributing writer and co-founder of District Dig
- Cathal Armstrong Owner and Chef, Restaurant Eve (Alexandria, VA); Author, "My Irish Table: Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve" Founder, Chefs as Parents
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