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Shaw to Celebrate Michelin Guide’s Release With Party

by Andrew Ramonas — October 13, 2016 at 9:50 am 0

"S is for Shaw" advertising Walter E. Washington Convention CenterFor Shaw, today’s release of the first D.C. edition of the Michelin Guide is a reason to celebrate.

Shaw Main Streets is set to host a “Welcome, Michelin Guide” party tomorrow, according to the organization, which works to revitalize the neighborhood’s commercial corridors. The free celebration is scheduled for Columbia Room at 124 Blagden Alley NW from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

France’s Michelin, which awards highly coveted stars to restaurants in select cities around the world, already has announced that Shaw’s Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant (1334 9th St. NW) and Kyirisan (1924 8th St. NW) are members of the D.C. guide’s “Bib Gourmand” category. The honor goes to restaurants that Michelin’s anonymous inspectors say have quality food at affordable prices.

Michelin’s complete list of recommendations for the District will come out later today.

At Columbia Room, Upshur Street Books will have 100 copies of the 96-page D.C. guide available for a $20 donation to Shaw Main Streets.

“We’re expecting at least 10 Shaw restaurants to be listed in the Michelin Guide,” Alex Padro, executive director of Shaw Main Streets, said in a statement. “We may even have a starred restaurant or two to toast to.”

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