Sep 26, 2023
Isa Seyran is the owner and operator of the Ballstonian, a mobile coffee cart serving Turkish coffee and pastries to the Ballston neighborhood He launched the Ballstonian earlier this spring after an illustrious and storied career in the upper echelons of Washington’s restaurant industry. He earned acclaim and local celebrity with his 2022 publication, Waiter: Reflections & Memories: A Brief History of Washington DC's World-Class Dining Scene. He’s been an active member of the Ballston community for 23 years and a staunch advocate for our community.
How does a Turkish playwright and poet end up serving coffees for world-renowned chefs? What’s it like to serve food critics and first ladies? And why are people lining up next to a red truck for their morning brew?