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Padma Lakshmi and Richard Blais Roast Tom Colicchio; PhoWheels Makes Special Banh Mi

Also, Et Voila! hires new general manager and beverage director.

Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and others at last night's event
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and others at last night's event
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NOMA— Bravo Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, chef Richard Blais and chef Kerry Heffernan were at Union Market last night to roast Tom Colicchio at the second annual Chef's Roast. Guests included Spike Mendelsohn, Sam Talbot, Erik Bruner-Yang and David Guas. The event benefited the Chef Action Network (CAN) and Food Policy Action (FPA).  [EaterWire]

FOOD TRUCKS— PhoWheels is making a special BBQ banh mi ($8) this week. It will be feature Urban Bumpkin’s beef brisket, Logan Sausage Company’s half-smoke, PhoWheel’s pate, truffle aioli, Asian slaw and a ginger soy glaze. Follow @PhoWheelsDC on Instagram for daily locations. [EaterWire]

PALISADES— French-Belgian bistro Et Voila! has appointed Romain Cabre as general manager and beverage director. The Paris native has served as the restaurant manager of Café Kousmichoff, Restaurant Pinxo and Restaurant le Louvre Ripaille in his hometown. He has also worked as room service manager for the five-star Renaissance Paris Vendôme. [EaterWire]

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