Cathal Armstrong addresses his staff before guests arrive. Credit: Laura Hayes

This week on Washington City Podcast we go behind the scenes at Kaliwa, a new restaurant at The Wharf. Food editor Laura Hayes and host Will Warren got a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant’s first day open to the public. The two reporters sat in on a pre-dinner meeting and talked to Chef Cathal Armstrong and his staff to learn just what goes into opening a new restaurant in D.C.

Also in this episode, Morgan Baskin, City Paper‘s housing reporter, gives an update on the city’s plans to close down D.C. General, the District’s largest homeless shelter.

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Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere, used under the Creative Commons license.