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Wegmans Is Unveiling Its First Burger Bar in Virginia on June 3

Plus, Food & Wine names Himitsu’s Kevin Tien one of America’s best new chefs

A bacon cheeseburger from Wegmans Burger Bar.
Wegmans [Official photo]

Coming attractions

Grocery giant Wegmans has sprinkled stores all across Virginia. But its Chantilly location (14361 Newbrook Drive), scheduled to open Sunday, June 3, has something extra: a built-in gourmet burger stand. The Burger Bar at the Columbia, Maryland outpost features nine specialty burgers (all ½ pound servings) on its menu including a bacon cheeseburger, lamb burger, falafel burger, and black bean burger, as well as sandwiches, salads, and frozen custard. Stay tuned for additional details about the opening menu in Chantilly.

Awards season

Himitsu co-founder Kevin Tien is one of the best new chefs in America, according to Food & Wine magazine. Tien joins 10 other hospitality professionals featured in the July issue; the 11 honorees are scheduled to appear at an annual event in Aspen, Colorado this June.

Eat local

All Things Go’s annual two-day music festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, just announced its confirmed artist and vendor lineup for this year’s fall classic. Musicians Carly Rae Jepsen, Borns, and Maggie Rogers are scheduled to perform; Timber Pizza Company, Shake Shack, Rocklands, and mobile kitchen Bun’d Up are handling the food.


Restaurateur Edward Lee is all smiles after serving former first lady Michelle Obama at his Penn Quarter restaurant.

Such a pleasure having you as our guest @michelleobama . Until next time...

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