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Bayou Bakery Pop-up Shop In Union Market

Celebrity chef David Guas offers a Mardi Gras-themed pop-up in Union Market

Bayou Bakery: David Guas — Photo: Scott Suchman

In addition to his two permanent restaurants in D.C.’s Hill Center and Arlington, celebrity chef David Guas offers a Mardi Gras-themed pop-up in Union Market now until Fat Tuesday.

The focus, naturally, is on “BB” King Cake, the classic ring-shaped brioche-style cake piped with signature Creole Cream Cheese filling. Bayou Bakery serves the cakes in a gift box with carnival beads, a traditional plastic baby hidden inside, and a postcard sharing the treat’s history.

Also on offer are “Graslines,” a buttery sugar praline cookie topped with purple, green and gold sugar-flecked sprinkles, and “GrasNola,” gluten-free crunchy oats sweetened with honey and tossed in burnt-brown butter.

Now through Feb. 28. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery Opens Pop-Up Shop in Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. Call 800-680-9095 or visit

Bayou Bakery: King Cake — Photo: Courtesy of Simoneink

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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.