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A roundup of smaller restaurant news items and events

Arepas at Policy
Arepas at Policy
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September 29, 2016

NATIONAL MALL—The food lineup for President Obama's "South by South Lawn" has been announced. Attendees (who got tickets after a nomination process for doing good in their communities) will get the chance to feast on food items from such local restaurants as Chaia Tacos, Little Sesame, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Sweetgreen, alongside products from national companies. The event is scheduled for October 3 and will be live-streamed for the public, with acts like The Lumineers and DJ Beverly Bond. [EaterWire]

LOGAN CIRCLE— Here's a fun new offering at Policy: build-your-own-arepas. On Wednesdays, diners choose a base like lime cilantro shrimp or chorizo with Chimichurri sauce, and add veggies and cheese and their choice of sauce. Pricing varies by combination. [EaterWire]

PENN QUARTER—New during lunch service at Bantam King: a fried chicken plate. The $12 dish includes a piece of fried chicken, rice with chicken drippings, and a bowl of chicken soup. [EaterWire]

Fried chicken plate at Bantam King [Photo: Farrah Skeiky/Official]

Fried chicken plate at Bantam King [Photo: Farrah Skeiky/Official]


September 28, 2016

PENN QUARTER— New up at Momofuku CCDC: brunch service. The David Chang restaurant will offer the meal Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the menu: bacon, egg, and cheese buns; sausage biscuits, roasted rice cakes, ginger chicken porridge, and twice-cooked pork noodles. [EaterWire]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King chef Katsuya Fukushima has created a new sandwich for Taylor Gourmet. The Champ for Children involves a katsu chicken cutlet, a Bantam chicken spread, tomatoes, blue cheese, lettuce, and the chef's KO! Sauce. All of the sales benefit the nonprofit Fight for Children; find it there Oct. 3-9. [EaterWire]

September 27, 2016

ADAMS MORGAN— Mintwood Place will celebrate Oktoberfest from Oct. 6-16. A menu of dishes like schnitzel and liverwurst tartine is paired with German beers and wine. [EaterWire]

September 26, 2016

LOGAN CIRCLE— Nuvee Netayavichitr is the new chef de cuisine over at The Pig. The chef has updated the menus there with new dishes like a face bacon and crispy pig ear salad, a new four-course tasting menu, and more. He replaces Michael Bonk, who is focusing on upcoming restaurant The Bird. [EaterWire]

NAVY YARD— Whaley’s will do a new monthly dinner series highlighting specific ingredients and producers. First up is a dinner on Thursday devoted to all things sea urchin. Tickets are $75 plus pairings. [EaterWire]

BLOOMINGDALE— The Pub & the People has a new chef in Ben Schramm, formerly of Proof. He plans to update the menu at the neighborhood bar in Bloomingdale. [EaterWire]

PETWORTH—It’s Petworth Citizens’ third anniversary this week. And that means $4 punch all week long. [EaterWire]

FARRAGUT SQUARE—Vidalia has reopened for lunch. The Southern restaurant has a la carte items and a $19.90 two-course special, too. [EaterWire]

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