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New Gigs: Remember Rusty Holman, who won a contest to be the chef at Eatonville to later turn up working in a food truck? According to Tom Sietsema, he’s surfaced at Bayou in the West End, where he’s the one who “whips up a satisfying shrimp-packed gumbo, its fire gentle but steady, and…lets customers cram oysters and fried shrimp into their po’ boys when they can’t decide between the two.” [Y&H, WaPo]
Food Pursuits: Are you searching for D.C.’s classic carry-out Mumbo sauce? [Complex]
Too Hot to Handle? It looks like there are some issues involving illegal fireworks for Chinese New Year at the Eden Center? [ARLNow]
History Is Fun: Prince of Petworth has been curious about Chartwell Grill and Lounge, the restaurant inside the Churchill Hotel in Kalorama. PoP asks: “Any fans or is this basically just for guests of the hotel?” Y&H has never been there, so we have no idea if there are any non-guest fans of the Chartwell. But in the course of our research on public dining rooms in D.C.’s grand apartment houses, we discovered that The Highlands, as the building was then known when it was an apartment house, had its own restaurant. According to the book Best Addresses, only 17 of the original 69 apartments had kitchens! [PoP, Y&H]
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