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A Book Deal for the Shaw Bijou Chef, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Kwame Onwuachi
Kwame Onwuachi
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Book Club

Kwame Onwuachi, of the upcoming The Shaw Bijou, has snared a book deal. According to Publisher’s Marketplace, the chef will penn "Chasing Happiness," which has an autobiographical bent, for Knopf.

Starting the day with Shake Shack

Fans of Shake Shack’s breakfast offerings know they can find it at the Union Station location. But looks like they’re leaving things at that, for now. The company said in its quarterly financial call that there are no real plans to expand the service beyond the transportation-oriented locations where it’s currently offered. [E]

Sneak peek

Want an early peek at The Passenger before it opens to the public later this month? The beloved bar is hosting a "rent party" (i.e. to help pay the rent) on August 15 at the new space. Tickets are $40.

Happy birthday

It’s Room 11’s seventh birthday, and that means $7 food and drink specials today. Plus, look at an early conceptual drawing (yes, things changed) for the bar: