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Bonmi Opening In October; Poste Names a New Chef

DOWNTOWN—A Vietnamese sandwich and salad shop named Bonmi announced today that it'll be opening up shop in October. On the menu you'll find banh mi sandwiches, summer rolls and customizable salads — and nothing that costs more than $10. So there's another lunch option for downtown workers. Stay tuned for updates on the exact opening date. [EaterWire]

PENN QUARTER—About two weeks after Rob Weland left the kitchen at Poste, the Kimpton-run restaurant has already found a new replacement in Dennis Marron. He currently leads the kitchen at two other Kimpton restaurants in Alexandria — The Grille at Morrison House and Jackson 20 — and will be making the move over to the Penn Quarter restaurant on September 26. New menus are then expected in November. [EaterWire]

GEORGETOWN—Basketball superstar LeBron James is in DC right now and, like Kate Gosselin before him, he stopped into Georgetown Cupcake. He had red velvet cupcakes and apparently they tasted "amazing." [Twitter]

DUPONT CIRCLE—Prince of Petworth reports that Lupe Mexican Cantina has shuttered on 18th Street and hears rumors that a nightclub is opening in its place. [PoP]

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Poste Moderne Brasserie

555 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 Visit Website

Georgetown Cupcake

3301 M Street Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 333-8448 Visit Website


900 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 202 785 0012

Jackson 20

480 King Street, , VA 22314 (703) 549-6080 Visit Website


900 19th St, NW, Washington, DC