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Chef Kaz Okochi gives his State of the Uni address. [WaPo]

Michel Richard may soon join fellow D.C. chef Robert Weidmaier in opening a restaurant—-perhaps even three of them—-in Atlantic City. [Eater DC]

Shaw’s forthcoming Bistro Bohem could open earlier than Shaw’s Tavern. [Prince of Petworth]

Next week is D.C. Meat Week. Alexandria’s Pork Barrel BBQ is taking the opportunity to unveil its new Carolina vinegar sauce. [PR Web]

Hollywood starlet Drew Barrymore is turned away at Komi. So she hits up Shake Shack instead. [Glitterazi]

Chef Geoff Tracy warns his customers to watch out for D.C.’s speed cameras: Tickets cost $150, which, he helpfully points out, “equals FIVE three course dinners at Lia’s during BCC Restaurant Week.” [NBC Washington]