Robert EggerThere’s a lot going on in Robert Egger’s head. Just ask him. Which is exactly what we do on a regular basis.

And who is this Robert Egger, you wonder? He is the founder of D.C. Central Kitchen, who moonlights as a rabble rouser, entrepreneur, and non-profit innovator with a knack for knitting disparate ideas into new and original solutions.

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This time we talk to Robert about the power of vacation and getting out of your routine. He took three weeks off this summer from his busy schedule to reconnect with himself and his wife and get out of the work-a-day grind. Robert is also a steak and tequila man. He stripped the steaks and the sauce out of his diet while he was on vacation. Listen to hear how he managed to survive sans steak!

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