The man behind the ever-growing Neighborhood Restaurant Group has an uncanny ability to make calculated risks that pay off in a big way. Since opening Evening Star Café in Del Ray in 1997, he has continued to open restaurants and businesses in neighborhoods either experiencing a revival or newly developed. Tallula, Buzz Bakery, Birch & Barley and GBD Fried Chicken & Doughnuts are among the many projects brought about by NRG, with the DC openings of The Arsenal, Iron Gate and Red Apron Butchery all hotly anticipated. Babin also founded and serves as chairman of the board of directors for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a nonprofit that runs a farm and helps teach children about nutrition and growing food. Good deeds and great food? That's smart business.