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Questlove Tries Kwame Onwuachi’s Afro-Caribbean Cuisine While in D.C.

Though the food lover mentioned looking forward to eating at Himitsu, he opted to hit Kith and Kin over the weekend

Questlove dined at Wharf newcomer Kith and Kin this past weekend.

While he gushed to social media followers about Himitsu chef Kevin Tien’s Asian cooking last week, entertainer and food fan Questlove chose a very different dinner destination during his latest swing through D.C.: Afro-Caribbean restaurant Kith and Kin.

The acclaimed musician and author was in town April 28 for a discussion and book signing of his latest endeavor, Creative Quest, hosted by the Kennedy Center. Never one to miss out on the opportunity to cross another must-try restaurant off his evolving to-do list, Questlove squeezed in a trip to the Wharf to reconnect with old pal Onwuachi.

The Top Chef alum and the Tonight Show personality have known each other for years; Onwuachi has cooked at a couple of Questlove’s sporadic food salons, wowing him with king crab “fish sticks” in 2016, and creating a meat-free hand pie in 2017 during an Earth Day dining event at George Washington University.

Though no cameras were rolling this time around, both parties shared snippets of the informal reunion with their respective audiences:

Thanks @questlove for coming through!! Video by: @questlovesfood

A post shared by Kwame Onwuachi (@bastedmind) on

His time in D.C. over, Questlove moved on to his next engagement: an appearance in Chicago — and a trip to Grant Achatz’s award-winning Roister.

Perhaps he’ll make it up to Petworth the next time he’s in town.


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Kith and Kin

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