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On July 9, panda cub Tai Shan celebrated his first birthday with a party befitting the child emperor of the National Zoo. Over in Chinatown, it was just another Sunday for Washington’s other Tai Shan, the restaurant at 622 H St. NW. Manager Nancy Wu, who didn’t even know it was the panda cub’s birthday, says the 12-year-old restaurant enjoyed a slight uptick in traffic when he was first born, only to return to the “same as before.” Not that Wu expected any benefits to sharing a moniker with the animal formerly known as Butterstick. The panda’s name is Mandarin for “peaceful mountain,” but Wu’s Tai is Cantonese, sharing the same root as “Taiwan” and referring to her hometown in Guangzhou. Those distinctions, of course, are lost on the occasional fanny-pack-wearing lao wai. “They say, ‘Oh! Your restaurant have same name as panda,’” she says, chuckling. “Well, maybe my restaurant is lucky, or maybe my restaurant’s food is good.”