The Winner, By A Chair: Restaurateur Danny Meyer‘s first paying customer in the District, showing up with furnishings for his tuckus while waiting for the door to open, turns out to be Andy Lomeli, who tweets that he was “successfully the first person in line for the grand opening of the DC Shake Shack.” The irrepressible Tim Carman has exclusive video from the scene. [DCist, WaPo]

No Deep Dish Here: At Rockville’s forthcoming small-plates place, Sugo Macaroni and Pizza Bar, you can eat your pie and pasta, too. But don’t forget to save some room for the short-rib risotto. [Washingtonian]

Cue the Wrap-It-Up Soundtrack: James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés dishes up his proudest moments. [Dining Biznow]

Who Switched the Channel to Spike TV? The guy from Good Stuff Eatery talks about his latest contest (not Top Chef) and shows off his “party room.” [Roll Call via The Feast]

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