A restaurateur with deep local roots is bringing his newest creation home to Silver Spring.
Miskiri, raised in Takoma Park and a Montgomery Blair High School graduate, has 10 years of experience in the restaurant business, spending seven years working in family restaurants and running a catering service. He opened Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill, his first brick-and-mortar operation, on H Street NE in Washington.
“I went from being a chef to being a restaurateur, on to being the founder of my own hospitality group,” he said.
“Miss Toya’s is the sister restaurant to my full-service restaurant, Creole on 14th [in Washington], the reason behind it being to expand on Creole and Cajun food,” Miskiri added. “The diversity and the body of language that that cuisine presents is so large that I knew that I could something similar, but totally different at the same time.”
The menu will feature classics including jambalaya, gumbos and beignets, he said, with a seafood program featuring a raw oyster bar, stone crabs, shrimp cocktails and other items on ice.