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Bourdain Hosting Food Fight; Bar Pilar Gets a New Look

CHARITY WIRE—Everyone's favorite shit-stirrer Anthony Bourdain is going to be in town this week to host the DC Central Kitchen's annual fundraiser, the Capital Food Fight. Chefs Todd Gray, Haidar Karoum, Brian McBride and Jeff Black will battle it out on Thursday evening while restaurants like Jaleo, Bourbon Steak, The Source, Westend Bistro and more provide tastings. This all goes down at 6 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and tickets are available online for $200 — remember that it's for a good cause. And José Andrés would want you to do it. [EaterWire]

U STREET—Hey there, Bar Pilar! Prince of Petworth notices that the neighborhood favorite restaurant has a newly painted green facade. It's currently in the process of expanding to a second level. [PoP]

ACQUISITION WIREAccording to BusinessWire, Landry's Restaurants Inc. has purchased the Portland-based McCormick & Schmick's seafood chain for $131.6 million, or about $8.75 per share. The Houston-based Landry's (which owns chains like Claim Jumper, the Rainforest Cafe, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.) made its first bid for McCormick's in April of this year. [BW via Eater PDX]

Bar Pilar

1833 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 265-1751 Visit Website