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Obama and Movie Stars Hit BLT Steak; Bar à Vin Sets Opening Date

Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks were in the house at BLT, too.

BLT Steak
BLT Steak
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FARRAGUT WEST— Tipsters tell Eater that President Barack Obama hit up BLT Steak for dinner last night. There is Instagram evidence of the visit as well; apparently Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman also were at the restaurant. BLT Steak declined to comment on the visit to Eater. [Tipline, DCist]

GEORGETOWN— The owners of Chez Billy Sud have set an opening date for Bar à Vin. The wine bar next door to the restaurant will officially open on February 29. The beverage list will focus on French wines but also offer cocktails and beer. [EaterWire]

MT. VERNON TRIANGLE— WhiskyFest is coming to Marriott Marquis on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Whisky Advocate, the event will feature tastings and seminars led by master blenders and other experts. Tickets (starting at $245) are available here. [EaterWire]

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