Washington, D.C. -- Thursday, July 23, 2020
Michael Rafidi, the owner of Albi, poses for a portrait just inside of his restaurant in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
From the story:
Michael Rafidi, a 35-year-old chef, spent more than a decade working at top eateries in Philadelphia, Washington and San Francisco while dreaming of opening his own restaurant. In 2016, he started raising more than $1 million to develop an upscale Levantine restaurant that drew on his Palestinian heritage with dishes like smoked lamb and sumac carrots. He named it Albi (“my heart” in Arabic) and opened its doors in Washington’s hip Navy Yard on Feb. 20.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The Wall Street Journal