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Bangkok Joe's to Transform into the French-Asian Mama Rouge

By Rina Rapuano  |  May 28, 2014

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- Bangkok Joe’s announced today it will close its Georgetown dining room as of June 1 to transform into a modern Southeast Asian/French restaurant called Mama Rouge, which is expected to open in September. Co-owner Mel Oursinsini says that both the dining space and the kitchen will receive updates, and that the change comes in recognition of the changing tastes of their guests (3000 K St. NW).

- Mandu starts a monthly late-night pop-up called Anju with chef Jonah Kim, executive chef of Baltimore’s highly acclaimed Pabu, starting June 6. Anju will appear the first Friday of each month at the K Street location’s bar from 10 PM-1 AM with a menu that highlights Korean-inspired bar snacks. Kim will serve such dishes as raw oysters with kimchi cocktail sauce, bo ssam, cheese ramen and Korean fried chicken, among others, with snacks priced at $6 per person (or $30 for a choice of six) and entrees priced at $15. House-infused cucumber soju and a wheat-rice spirit called makkoli will also be available, and seats are available on a first come, first serve basis (453 K St. NW; 202-289-6899).

- The Bullfrog Bagels pop-up at Cork Market (we wrote about it here yesterday) got such huge response that they decided to extend it to a second weekend. The bagels and bialys will now be available this Friday through Sunday as well as June 6-8. You can also preorder them by the dozen by emailing info@CorkDC.com or calling 202-265-2674.

- Satellite Room hosts "A Salute to Swayze" party tomorrow at 8 PM, when the bar celebrates the actor with themed cocktails, food specials and some of his movies on a loop all night (2047 Ninth St. NW; 202-506-2496).