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Anthony Bourdain and Obama Dine Together in Vietnam; Nana Thai is Closing

Plus, Embassy Chef Challenge is almost here

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

DOWNTOWN— The Embassy Chef challenge is back on Wednesday evening. More information on the competition, which pits various embassy chefs against each other, is here. [EaterWire]

OBAMA ENDORSED— President Barack Obama had dinner with Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam this evening. Bourdain picked up the check (which was $6). [E]

CAPITOL HILL— Barracks Row restaurant Nana Thai is closing. They'll be gone by the end of the month. [PoP]