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Memorial Dinner at Toki; Hemingway Cocktail Seminar

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

ATLAS DISTRICTToki Underground is holding its first Bel'le Dinner in honor of deceased chef Thang Le. It's a $90, 8-course menu with such dishes as quail with sticky rice and congee with pig tongue. More info and tickets here. A portion of ticket sales benefit the The Washington Youth Garden. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST— Head to Union Market tonight for a seminar on the cocktails that Hemingway enjoyed. Tickets are $40 at the door. The event features author and Hemingway expert Philip Greene and Buffalo & Bergen mixologist Gina Chersevani. [EaterWire]

DUPONT CIRCLEMari Vanna plans to start hosting Wednesday night karaoke events called KGB, or Karaoke in Grandma's Basement. They'll kick things off at 10 p.m. Feb. 27. [EaterWire]

POLITICS— Former White House chef pastry chef Roland Mesnier is not a fan, to say the least, of the practice of having guest celebrity chefs come in to cook meals at a White House dinner. Mesnier opined extensively on the topic during a recent panel discussion. [Washingtonian]

Union Market

1309 5th Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 902-2633 Visit Website

Mari Vanna

116 Knightsbridge, , England SW1X 7PJ 020 7225 3122 Visit Website

Toki Underground

2731 Greenmount Avenue, , MD 21218 (443) 449-5392 Visit Website