Washington, DC – The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes HIS&HERS RESTAURANT, as the February 2023 Location of the Month.
His&Hers Restaurant DC is a premier black-owned dining experience in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Ward 5 located on the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. A District designated Main Street business, His&Hers offers a casual American flare with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, showing love to the community by being a communal spot where they host a mirid of events, including a wide range of media productions or still photography shoots.
His&Hers was founded and is operated by District of Columbia native Paul Winestock, Director of the youth-focused nonprofit Saving Our Next Generation. His & Hers maintains two levels in its building. The upstairs consists of a small dining area and a bar, plus three television monitors hanging from the ceiling. The downstairs consists of a private room that can be used by groups for events. There are also tables outside of the restaurant for customers. All of these common areas would make for good venues for film productions seeking to find and capture an inviting, intimate neighborhood restaurant vibe.
“We are honored to be featured as the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment,” said owner Paul Winestock. “His & Hers Restaurant DC has been a filming location in the past and is excited to provide a location for media productions in the future.”
His & Hers has recently been the location for and has participated in multiple media productions such as photo lab for DC’s Art All Night, was featured as a date location on OWN network’s “Ready for Love DC” edition and most recently, His & Hers was featured in a Mess Hall Production for an upcoming reality TV show, Kitchen Commando that will air on the Tubi Network, featuring former White House chef and military veteran, Andre Rush, and produced by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
“Throughout all 8 wards, you may find cinematic locations that are compelling to international audiences,” said OCTFME Director LaToya Foster. “Highlighted monthly, these locations are a representation of our city’s unique architecture and resources that have the opportunity to make films and productions into reality.”
If interested in learning more about His & Hers as a potential location for a media production, contact the team at His&Hers Restaurant DC at [email protected] or call 202-705-0024.
About Location of the Month
The "Location of the Month" initiative is part of the agency's mission to market and support District locales as media production locations and bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations available to film and television productions.
If you have a suggestion for a future OCTFME "Location of the Month," we would love to hear from you. If you own or manage a business, venue, or location you would like to be featured as a "Location of the Month," or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique DC location, OCTFME could feature in the future "Location of the Month" please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) produces and broadcasts programming for the District of Columbia's public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television channels and digital radio station; regulates the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; provides customer service for cable subscribers; and supports a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia.
OCTFME award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts, and entertainment. OCTFME operates and manages the District’s government television access channels: the District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN).
OCTFME owns, manages, operates, and programs the District of Columbia Entertainment Network (DCE). This 24-hour on-demand streaming network delivers diverse and inclusive – FREE – lifestyle, music, live events, sports, arts, variety shows, talk shows, educational and entertainment programming from the nation's capital into homes via ROKU, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV as well as iPhone and Android mobile devices by downloading the DCE Network App or at DCENetwork.com.
OCTFME also owns, operates, manages, and programs DC Radio 96.3 HD4 digital radio station, the District of Columbia’s first government radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR. It is one of only two full-power, city-owned, managed and programmed radio stations in the country.
OCTFME provides production support services that advance film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators. These services include permitting, location scouting, production support; job placement assistance; workforce development; and the DC Film, Television, and Entertainment Rebate Fund.
OCTFME provides additional support to the Creative community through the Creative Affairs Office (CAO), and Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative. CAO showcases and preserves the District of Columbia’s rich creative communities throughout all 8 Wards. CAO builds sustainability in the creative community through policy, programming, and education, further expanding the middle-class pathway for the creative workforce. CAO coordinates public, private, and community partners to accomplish all goals and create equitable and inclusive opportunities for the District’s creatives. Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administers programs that support the growth and sustainability of the creative industries throughout the District.
For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment at (202) 671-0066, visit us online at: entertainment.dc.gov, and follow us on Facebook.com/entertaindc, Instagram.com/entertain_dc, and Twitter.com/entertain_dc.