Jeffeary Miskiri, who founded Miskiri Hospitality Group in 2021, opened the restaurant at 4 p.m. today in the space formerly occupied by Eggspectation at 923 Ellsworth Drive in the Downtown Silver Spring development.
Miskiri, raised in Takoma Park and a Montgomery Blair High School graduate, has over 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 to the Source last year.
“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 said. “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.”
“This might be my most exciting project,” he said. “I say that a lot, but seeing that I’m actually coming back home where I grew up…. I know everything about downtown Silver Spring.
“I’m just really excited to bring that Cajun-Creole flair and twist to the neighborhood.”
Graphic: Miss Toya’s Creole House/Instagram