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Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Next Venture Involves Cheesesteaks

Plus, get ready for Todd Thrasher’s distillery

The Shaw Bijou's Kwame Onwuachi [Photo: R. Lopez]
Kwame Onwuachi
[R. Lopez]

Coming attractions

Kith and Kin mastermind Kwame Onwuachi is turning his attention to waffle fries, wings, and cheesesteaks. Washingtonian reports that the chef’s Philly Wing Fry will open up in the upcoming Whole Foods Market headed to 101 H St. SE. The South Capitol Hill grocery store will open on October 18, and Onwuachi’s venture will have its own dedicated space within the Whole Foods. Perhaps this will help fill the Taylor Gourmet-shaped hole in D.C. diners’ hearts.

Todd Thrasher’s Potomac Distilling Company is slated to open in November at District Wharf. The three-story distillery will sell four styles of Thrasher’s Rum and include a Polynesian-style neighborhood tavern, Tiki TNT. Thrasher just wrapped up a preview series at U Street tiki bar Archipelago last month.

An Indian restaurant is headed to Columbia Heights near Pho 14. It’s called Bombay Street Food, per PoPville.

Kenaki Sushi Counter is open for lunch at Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, reports Bethesda magazine. The restaurant is from Ken Ballogdajan, former executive sous chef of Raku.

The Rio Washingtonian Center shopping center in Gaithersburg is getting a fancy upgrade, according to Washington Business Journal, and a Silver Diner will be moving in next to the existing AMC movie theater.