Cashion's Eat Place is CLOSED
Previously located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest D.C., Cashion's Eat Place was founded in May of 1995 by James Beard winning Chef Ann Cashion and business partner John Fulchino. In July of 2007, long-time Sous Chef John Manolatos partnered with General Manager Justin Abad and his brother George Manolatos and purchased the restaurant from its founders. In January of 2013 William Dickett, Jr. (or lovingly referred to as "Billy D.") joined the ranks as partner, completing the new ownership group.
Cashion's Eat Place continued to be at the forefront of the culinary scene in the District's ever-changing dining landscape for over 20 years.
Chef John focused on building and developing relationships with farmers, purveyors, and the like, setting the foundation for his culinary creations. His menu changed daily and was heavily influenced by the season and the farmers. The food was inventive, local, and eclectic and showcases the range of culinary skill that Chef John has developed over his tenure in the kitchen.
Justin oversaw the dining room and wine program. His brand of hospitality was centered around defining and exceeding guests expectations. His wine program was designed to complement the subtle and balanced menu created each day and features a heavily European slant.
George and Billy D. focused their time and attention on the bar scene at Cashion's. As a result of their hospitality, they cultivated a following of loyal patrons that are most-often known on a first name basis and visited as many times as 3 times per week.
The bar, like the restaurant, is food-centric and lends itself for a great meal.
The Old Team at Cashion's
John’s fervor for the culinary world developed at an early age as he observed the passion and joy that his Greek family of cooks took from food. With this foundation, Manolatos’ dedication and culinary curiosity landed him an apprenticeship next to Ann Cashion. After an eleven-year tenure as Sous Chef at Cashion’s Eat Place along with the invaluable teachings of Chef Cashion, Manolatos purchased Cashion’s Eat Place with his brother George and business partner Justin Abad in 2007.
Originally from St. Petersburg, FL Justin found his way in the District via The George Washington University where he studied Psychology and Political Science. In 2002, he began working at Cashion's as a server while completing his studies. Justin fell in love with the culture of dining thanks to his time spent studying in Rome, Italy and upon his return began an intense study of wine with the mentorship of John Fulchino (then owner and wine director of Cashion's). Shortly after graduation in December 2004, Justin became General Manager and focused his attention on beginning his own project with business partner John Manolatos. In July of 2007, they purchased Cashion's with John's brother George and continue to define their brand of hospitality and culinary expression.
George grew up just outside the city limits, in Silver Spring MD. He developed a love for food at a young age, thanks to his mother-the best cook in the neighborhood back then. George fell in love with the restaurant industry when he landed his first bar tending job at Johnny’s on the Half Shell. Working his way up to bar manager, he developed a love for the cocktail. Now a partner at Cashion’s Eat Place, he enjoys giving new twists on some of the cocktail classics using local ingredients.
William Dickett, Jr. (Billy D.)
Known by many in the community as Billy D., he is a native New Yorker who made his way to the Washington D.C. area the summer of 1989. He began working as a bar manager/general manager at a fine dining jazz club in Herndon, Virginia. Desiring to reposition himself professionally, he relocated to Adams Morgan in the spring of 1991 where he worked as a bar manager until being recruited by the team at Jaleo. After working with the group for nearly 3 years Billy went back to college for veterinarian studies. Shortly thereafter he returned to his calling in the hospitality industry. In 2004 Billy reunited with Ann Cashion and John Fulchino at Cashion's Eat Place. He joined ownership of Cashion's Eat Place in the fall of 2012 where he remains today. He lives in the community and enjoys daily interaction with his friends and neighbors.
Thanks for the many great years of dining!