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Sweet Home Cafe’s Jerome Grant Hosts Weekend ‘Chop Bar’ in Ivy City, Plus More Intel

Astro stakes a claim in the everything doughnut saga

Sweet Home Cafe executive chef Jerome Grant.
Photo: National Museum of African American History and Culture

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No luck scoring tickets to the perpetually packed National Museum of African American History and Culture? On Sunday, July 30, Sweet Home Cafe executive chef Jerome Grant — the hospitality professional Eater restaurant editor and roving critic Bill Addison points out has been entrusted with creating a “living document detailing the complex and painful narrative of the African diaspora” — is cooking dishes informed by his multicultural heritage from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Big Chief in Ivy City. The Washington City Paper reports that tickets for “Chop Bar — A Global Dining Experience” are $45 per person. [WCP]

Another everything doughnut player

Eater’s investigation into the everything bagel doughnut craze has a new twist: A spokeswoman for Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken brought up the “New York State of Mind” special the local chainlet released this winter — a doughnut featuring a cream cheese glaze (rather than a filling) and “everything” spice. “So technically, I guess we were the first to offer one up in January,” she says.

Bird’s Eye Sandwiches adds Sunday service

Doi Moi executive chef Sasha Felikson’s pop-up eatery, Bird’s Eye Sandwiches, will now dish out its signature banh mi, along with Asian soups and salads throughout the weekend. The restaurant-within-a-restaurant now operates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Friday through Sunday.


Restaurateur Seng Luangrath has changed the name of her flagship Falls Church restaurant from Bangkok Golden to Padaek. The primarily Lao and Thai cuisine will remain. The new moniker, which refers to a fermented fish sauce used in Lao cooking, is intended to complement “her mission to uplift the Lao Food Movement.”

Bangkok Golden

6395 Seven Corners Ctr, Falls Church, VA 22044 (703) 533-9480 Visit Website

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

1308 G Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 809-5565 Visit Website

doi moi

1800 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 733-5131 Visit Website

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