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Daikaya Opens; Obamas Dine at Minibar; Sexy Chefs

PENN QUARTER— The much-anticipated ramen and izakaya spot Daikaya is now open, drawing a crowd for its first night on Valentine's Day — and the lead architect for the project talked to Eater about the inspiration for Daikaya's design.

PENN QUARTERPresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama added to their DC restaurant resume with a Valentine's Day dinner at Minibar.

SEXYTIMEMaple Avenue Restaurant's Tim Ma has been crowned the winner of Eater DC's Hottest Chef of the Year, beating out Range's Bryan Voltaggio.

MORE SEXYTIME— Inspired by Hottest Chef Day, here's a slideshow of good-looking chefs who are all have some tenuous connection to DC.

HEAT MAPS— Eater's Brunch Heat Map is now updated, including new brunch services at Jack Rose in Adams Morgan, Farmers Fishers Bakers on the Georgetown waterfront, Matchbox on 14th Street, and DGS Delicatessen in Dupont Circle.

CAPITOL HILL— New restaurant Beuchert's Saloon is opening this coming week at 623 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, and that means the owners can finally end their vow to not shave until the restaurant is granted its certificate of occupancy.

EATER MAPS— In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a guide to finding heart-shaped food of every variety, including pizza, cake pops, and burgers.

H STREET— In March, H St. Country Club will open a 2,100 square foot roof deck that will boast an outdoor bar and room for cornhole and ping pong.

VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODs— Upcoming restaurant openings include Little City Cafe in Falls Church, Kraze Burger in Barracks Row, and Mothership in Petsworth.

VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS— Eater readers have some suggestions on cheap, tasty dishes that cost less than a fiver.

TAKOMA PARK— Former Bibiana GM Francesco Amodeo now runs a locally-made limoncello company, supplying limoncello products to 90 restaurants and retail stores.

PENN QUARTER— Restauranteur Ashok Bajaj's new brasserie NoPa Kitchen + Bar will be helmed by chef Greg McCarty.

--Adele Chapin