José Andrés has change into the most stylish wide-name chef to shutter a D.C. restaurant all through a recent coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the hospitality substitute over the last three months.
The US Eats Tavern, the venue from Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup that showcased a hodgepodge of U.S. culinary historical previous through pan-regional barbecue, crab cakes, and mac and cheese, has completely closed the sphere it inhabited for two years in Georgetown. The restaurant, which started as a pop-up at Cafe Atlantico in 2011 and beforehand operated out of the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Nook, announced the closure on social media Friday, June 26, after 5 p.m. A Facebook submit says the firm appears forward to “revisiting this theory in due route.”
ThinkFoodGroup despatched Eater the next assertion: “As many restaurateurs face tricky picks for the formula to re-originate and rebuild, we grasp now needed to review all of our precise property commitments to variety sure we evolve with the changing substitute landscape in toughen of our guests and groups. We are deeply grateful to the implausible groups and the communities that grasp supported these restaurants.”
Andrés, who has expanded a world profile through agonize relief nonprofit World Central Kitchen and frequent criticism of President Donald Trump, joins a string of neatly-established cooks to discontinuance D.C. restaurants. Mighty week, James Beard award winner Spike Gjerde confirmed high-cease Mid-Atlantic venue A Rake’s Progress would now no longer reopen all throughout the Line resort in Adams Morgan. Wolfgang Puck shut down the Supply after thirteen years in Penn Quarter in Might perchance well additionally simply. Across the same time, Northern Virginia native David Chang changed into off the lights at Momofuku CCDC.
The US Eats Tavern used to be one amongst just a few ThinkFoodGroup restaurants to undertake a community kitchen format geared in opposition to offering cheap — and in some cases free — takeout meals. The restaurant paused that operation in Might perchance well additionally simply. World Central Kitchen’s takeover at Nationals Park has produced more than 500,000 community meals. A #ChefsForAmerica program has employed restaurants all around the attach the country to variety more than two million meals.
TFG is unexcited working Mediterranean little plates standout Zaytinya for takeout lamb shoulder feasts to boot to indoor and originate air dining in response to D.C.’s Segment 2 reopening guidelines. Jaleo, Andrés’s Spanish flagship, is working comparable products and companies in Penn Quarter and Crystal Metropolis. TFG’s various huge Penn Quarter properties, Oyamel (Mexican) and China Chilcano (Peruvian), are briefly closed. The firm closed Fish in the MGM National Harbor on line casino in January.
TFG has additionally completely closed the sphere of vegetarian-centered, casual counter Beefsteak in Bethesda’s Westfield 1st viscount montgomery of alamein mall. Beefsteak has closed in Dupont, shifting operations to a Foggy Bottom attach that’s role to reopen in early July.
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