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Chao Ku Opens with a Chinese Burger, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Chao Ku
Chao Ku
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

It's here

Looks like Chao Ku is opening today with limited hours at 1414 9th St. NW. Per Facebook, the fast-casual Chinese restaurant will be open from noon until 3 p.m. today. Menu items include pressed tofu, dan dan noodles, a Chinese burger, and more. [FB]

More barbecue has a primer on the various regional barbecue sauce styles. Don't forget to find all of D.C.'s Barbecue Week coverage here. [E]

Today in the "aww" department

DC Refined talks to industry couples about their first dates. Think drinks at Firefly, cocktails at Black Rooster and more. [DCR]

Fighting back

EatWell is hosting a fundraiser to support victims of the Orlando tragedy. It will take place at Commissary on June 28.

Vegetarian PSA

Merzi has added paneer to its offerings. It's a new protein for the Indian fast-casual restaurant. [Twitter]