Vapiano Grand Opening Rocked!

I was invited to the grand opening of the new Vapiano in Bethesda yesterday evening. It was Awesome!  Read my previous coverage on them before you continue further. The food, the crowd, the atmosphere, and the setup… FANTASTICO! The entire thing was beautifully executed.

I was first greeted by the host who had invited me, Mademoiselle Alexis Levine, one of our nominated Awesome Washingtonian of the Day. The moment I walked in, I bumped into a good friend, Peter LaMotte, President of

The place was like raining food from every direction! Bellissimo! The design and set up is very similar to Vapiano DC, but a little bit larger. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

And of course, like any other networking event I attend in DC, I ended up being the hottest catch. So, all the single ladies were on the job. Not that I wasn’t 😉 I enjoyed every second of it! We discussed Awesome DC, politics, Washington, D.C., Vapiano, my origin, their origins, and the new George Clooney movie “the American

I give the place A++ 🙂 Everything  is Awesome there. The reason, I don’t give them A+++, because, no one seemed to be getting a full signal on their mobile. I tried it with Droid, Android, and iPhone.

4900 Hampden Lane
Bethesda, MD map
two blocks from Bethesda metro

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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