Entertainer Dave Chappelle had dinner at Kith and Kin over the weekend, posing for pictures with Top Chef alum Kwame Onwuachi down at the southwest waterfront. “Glad you enjoyed the snapper and everything else! One of my hero’s!” Onwuachi wrote about the star of critically acclaimed Chappelle’s Show and cult classic Half Baked.
Decade-old Clarendon pizza stand Goody’s has closed. Co-owner Vanessa Reisis, who a few years back bemoaned that local diners were no longer “looking for a little mom and pop shop anymore,” tells Arlnow that she and her husband are retiring from the by-the-slice business. A tipster tells Arlnow new owners are already lined up.
D.C. restaurant openings
Popville reports that Park View’s new soul food restaurant, Sweetpea’s (2851 Georgia Avenue NW), is now scheduled to open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Featured offerings include fried chicken, turkey wings, pork chops, and barbecue ribs, among others.
Restaurateur Bart Vandaele has reopened his rooftop drinking den, Betsy (514 Eighth Street SE), for the season. The bar, which boasts over four dozen types of gin and serves 40 twists on gin and tonics, offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.