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Rasika Chef Vikram Sunderam Takes Home James Beard Award

By Rina Rapuano | May 6, 2014 By Rina Rapuano  |  May 6, 2014
Photo by: Greg Powers

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- Rasika executive chef Vikram Sunderam was named Best Chef Mid-Atlantic yesterday by the James Beard Foundation. Other nominees this year were Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, Baltimore’s Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Cindy Wolf of Charleston, and Brad Spence of Amis in Philadelphia.

- This is the week to buy tickets for ZooFari, the annual food and wine event at the National Zoo that takes place May 15 from 6:30-9:30 PM. A grill-off will take place from 7-8 PM, and such chefs as RJ Cooper of Rogue 24, Frederik de Pue of Menu MBK, Todd Gray of Equinox and Michel Richard of Central will be part of the festivities. Tickets cost $175 for members; $200 for nonmembers. Find more information here.

- ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opened a storefront at  710 Seventh St. NW today. The fast-casual Asian sibling to Chipotle also has introduced a seasonal vegetable component, replacing broccoli with kale for the moment, and recently added a coconut rice and mango parfait to the menu. The new Penn Quarter shop will be open daily from 11 AM-10 PM.    
- The Washington Post reports that Jrink juice bar has opened near Dupont Circle serving 11 varieties of cold-pressed juices (1323 Connecticut Ave. NW, upper level; 202-280-0302).

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Indian Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$52
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Rasika West End

Indian West End
Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$52
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Woodberry Kitchen

American Woodberry
Food25 Decor25 Service24 Cost$54
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American Harbor East
Food28 Decor27 Service27 Cost$97
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Restaurant Eve

New American Alexandria
Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$98
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Italian Washington Square West
Food26 Decor23 Service25 Cost$53
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ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen

Asian Dupont Circle
Food19 Decor15 Service19 Cost$11
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Rogue 24

American Shaw
Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$149
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Central Michel Richard

French Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food26 Decor22 Service24 Cost$50
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Bistro Penn Quarter/Chinatown
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Fine Dining White House/World Bank
Food25 Decor21 Service24 Cost$69

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