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PAUL Bakery Opening In May; Madam's Organ Hosts Benefit

PENN QUARTER—Paris loves DC in the springtime, it appears. PAUL Bakery announced today its US flagship bakery-café will open in Penn Quarter on May 2. This is only the fifth US location for the 120-year-old French chain — the rest are all in Florida. So get your freshly baked bread, macarons or fruit tart and pretend the Mall is the Champs-Elysées. [EaterWire]

ADAMS MORGAN—Hate Dan Snyder? Love the City Paper, piñatas, cake and prizes? TBD reports that Madam's Organ is hosting a benefit to support the alt-weekly as it fights the Redskins owner's lawsuit. The evening will include a 4-foot-tall piñata of Snyder perfect for taking out your wrath. The benefit will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. — and the bar says it is not an April Fool's Day joke. [TBD]

CHEF SHUFFLES—Though this information has been out there, the Mandarin Oriental formally announced today the appointment of Eddie Moran as chef de cuisine at Sou'Wester. Moran comes to DC from Charleston, South Carolina, where he held the post of executive chef at Mercato. [EaterWire]

FREE STUFF—We Love DC has the scoop on a deal running this week through April 7 in which restaurants are teaming up with Capitol One bank to dole out free food in honor of the Cherry Blossom festival. Among the participating restaurants are RIS and Againn. [We Love DC]

PAUL Bakery Opéra Paris [Photo courtesy PAUL Bakery]

PAUL Bakery

801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC