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Restaurateur with Local Roots Plans Newest Creation for Silver Spring

Source: Source of the Spring

A restaurateur with deep local roots is bringing his newest creation home to Silver Spring.

Jeffeary Miskiri, who founded Miskiri Hospitality Group earlier this year, plans to open Miss Toya’s Creole House in the space formerly occupied by Eggspectation at 923 Ellsworth Dr.

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.

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