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Chefs seem to be everywhere but their own kitchens these days, as guest-chef nights have proliferated at restaurants across the city. Restaurateur Mike Isabella notably hosts Industry Takeover Nights the first Monday of every month where local and visiting chefs and mixologists take over the kitchen of Graffiato’s first-floor pizza bar. And this summer, Mandu launched a late night pop-up called Anju on the first Friday of every month featuring the likes of Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey and Daikaya chef Kastuya Fukushima. And now, the latest guest chef series comes from Boundary Road on H Street NE.
Every Sunday at 10 p.m. throughout August, a different chef will have rule of the kitchen to cook whatever he or she pleases. Boundary Road’s own chef, Brad Walker, will kick things off on Aug. 3, but he’ll be followed by toques from Toki Underground, Cashion’s Eat Place, The District Fishwife, and others. The guest chefs will also get to choose a movie to play during their shifts, and the “industry combo” of Natty Boh and a shot of Old Overholt rye whiskey will be $6.
Check out the chef line-up below.
August 10: the Toki Underground crew
August 17: John Manolatos of Cashion’s Eat Place
August 24: Sam Adkins, formerly of The Reef, Jackie’s, and Cashion’s
August 31: Fiona Lewis of The District Fishwife
Photo by Jessica Sidman