Chef Five Bites: Jamie Leeds

Jamie Leeds is the chef/owner of CommonWealth Gastropub and two locations of Hank’s Oyster Bar. Before moving to DC to launch 15ria, the self-taught chef worked for Drew Nieporent's Myriad Restaurant Group as an executive consulting chef. Her extensive résumé also includes The Globe and Union Square Cafe in NYC. Leeds is now president of the national Women Chefs & Restaurateurs organization.

Mark your calendar for Hank's annual Oyster Fest at both locations April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include all-you-can-eat oysters and beer, fried oysters, onions rings and more. For tickets, call Hank's DC at 202.462.4265 or Hank's Old Town at 703.739.4265.

1. Antipasto plate at Red Rocks Firebrick Pizzeria, my son Hayden’s favorite pizza

2. Izakaya foie gras at Kushi

3. Katsu Don, fried pork filet scrambled with poached egg and onion on rice at Sushi Taro

4. Fried chicken at Marvin

5. Dragon Creek Oysters, anywhere you can find them

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