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CHANG CHANG

PROJECTED OPENING: October 8th, 2022 1200 19th Street NW Chef Peter Chang and his daughter Lydia Chang have announced they will be opening a new dual restaurant concept, Chang Chang, in Dupont Circle this Fall. This new 5,000 square-foot space located in the in Mai That's former location, will be a two-in-one restaurant with parallel dine-in and carryout services, which will function separately. There will be little to no overlap between the two operations. Chang-In, the full-service side of Chang Chang will offer a new take on seasonal modern Chinese cuisine, and Simon Lam will head the kitchen. Chang-Out will fetaure carryout and delivery options from Peter Chang's popular locations.  Photo Courtesy of Peter Chang
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HAN PALACE: CAPITOL HILL

522 8th Street SE Chris Zhu has officially opened his third Han Palace location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on Barracks Row. Known for its daily extensive menu of made to order authentic Cantonese Dim Sum, as well as other traditional dishes, this new location also offers two unlimited tasting menus, unique to this location. Option A is a $38 per person option that includes an array of Dim Sum like Soup Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes, Steamed Pork Buns, and more. Option B is a $48 per person and includes Hong Kong style roasts like Fresh Oyster, Lobstertail, Pork with Preserved Egg, and more. Similar to the other locations, all Dim Sum is made to order and there are no push carts. Han Palace Capitol Hill is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here.
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Nycci is "Dishing It" at this Year's Embassy...

 . The 2022 Events DC International City Food Festival is a new celebration of food, culture, and entertainment highlighting the diverse communities in the nation’s capital. Look for three delicious days of events in partnership with the city’s diplomatic corps. Built on the idea that food brings us all together, the iconic Embassy Chef Challenge event is back and is now complemented by a full weekend of celebrations. Taking place on the heels of the United Nations General Assembly meetings and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings, International City looks to showcase worldwide diplomacy through the universal lenses of food, drink, performance, fashion, culture and music.  Get a sneak peek of the action HERE! Mark Your Calendar:  Embassy Chef Challenge, Thursday, October 13 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum - The Embassy Chef Challenge returns with forty embassy chefs, the most in the event’s 14-year history.  This is a friendly competition between embassy chefs from around the world, during which embassies showcase the unique flavors of their home countries in a delicious, diplomatic culinary contest. internationalcityfesttickets.com Taste of Oktoberfest, Friday, October 14 at Franklin Park - In this iconic Oktoberfest, Events DC is collaborating with the German-American Heritage Foundation and the German Embassy to bring a truly authentic taste of the legendary German festivities to DC, through a unique presentation of Taste of Oktoberfest. internationalcityfesttickets.com Día de los Muertos, Food & Film in the Park on Saturday, October 15 at Franklin Park - In advance of Día de los Muertos, celebrate and learn about the holiday and its traditions through a family-friendly day of food, film, and lively entertainment curated with the Embassy of Mexico. The day’s festivities will wrap up with an interactive showing of the Disney hit, Coco, in celebration of the film’s upcoming fifth anniversary, bringing a bit of the rich culture of Mexico to the streets of DC. This event is open to all ages and free to attend, but registration is required and can be completed at internationalcityfesttickets.com. International City Food Festival supports World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises around the globe. In 2022, World Central Kitchen has already responded to disasters in 29 countries on six continents. You can join Events DC in supporting their mission by adding a donation to your ticket purchase. For more information, visit gatherbyeventsdc.com 
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Get a Taste of This: Industry Night, September...

Bethesda, Maryland. Once a sleepy little bedroom community of DC is now a destination city. Incredible restaurants, unique retail and so much beautiful walking space. On Industry Night, Nycci was joined by Stephanie Coppula of Bethesda Urban Partnership and with her, Chef Al (Alfred Ashish) of Duck Duck Goose, Susan Lennon of Smoke BBQ, and Roberto Pietrobono of Olazzo, Gringos & Mariachis, and Alatri Bros (an OG of Bethesda restaurateurs). The group discusses how Bethesda perfectly executes the three R’s - residences, restaurants, and retail - which make Bethesda an ideal place to work, play, and live. Listen to the full episode here.  
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