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Michelle Obama Visits Bearnaise; Chef Seng Luangrath's Back Story

Plus, Townhouse Tavern reopens.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

CAPITOL HILL— Michelle Obama visited Bearnaise, Spike Mendelsohn's restaurant, last night. A spokeswoman says her party ordered steak frites and had dinner in a private dining room. [EaterWire]

DUPONT CIRCLE— Young & Hungry chronicles the fascinating backstory of Chef Seng Luangrath, the chef behind Thip Khao and Bangkok Golden. She fled Laos in 1981 with her family due to political upheaval there and spent time in a refugee camp. [WCP]

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS— Divey bar Townhouse Tavern has reopened in Dupont, according to PoPville. The post did not have details about changes to the space. [PoP]