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El Centro D.F. Sangria Sundays!

Enjoy Sangria Sundays at El Centro D.F.! Dinner is served on the rooftop one day a week … that’s Sunday. To make supper on the rooftop even more tasty, Carafes of Sangria are 1/2 price throughout the meal. 5 PM-Close. Note: limited seating | tables are available on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations for rooftop)

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Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia

This August, for a limited time, guests can taste four bold, new preparations of Chile Relleno that showcase modern adaptations of this traditional dish. Using a variety of sauces, peppers and fillings, The Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia is designed to excite diners and to re-introduce them to La Sandia’s culinary style.

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*NEW* La Sandia’s Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday, from 11 AM-3 PM, Check out La Sandia’s new Brunch menu. Start off your one funday right with a deliciously spicy, meal. You’ll find a tempting a la carte menu with highlights, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Tacos, Mexican Chocolate Waffles and more

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Lunch in Chinatown: The Long and Short of it

If you work in Chinatown or Penn Quarter, you don’t have to stand in line for substandard food any longer! Hooray! Busy lunchtime crowds have a delicious new option in the newly renovated, street level Lunch Bar at Zengo (Located at 781 7th St. NW).
With Zengo’s new affordable Lunch Bar, diners on the run can “eat quick”, [...]

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Taco Tuesdays at El Centro D.F.

Taco $2 Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, in the Taqueria & Tequileria at El Centro D.F. (1819 14th St., NW), Richard Sandoval and his team offer authentic Mexican comfort food and fine Tequilas in three vibrant spaces, including an open rooftop (all year round)! Wash it down with happy hour bevs, like $4 beers, wine, and margaritas. Ole!

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Embarking on a journey of taste at Zengo: Test Kitchen: Hanoi-Havana

How many times have you wished that you could be in two places at once? Well now thanks to Richard Sandoval’s ZENGO (781 7th St., NW), you can! From now until June 30th, diners can enjoy Test Kitchen: Hanoi-Havana, a special menu that was created to blend two incredibly diverse countries (and cultures) Vietnam and [...]


Washington, DC area Restaurants and Chefs receive James Beard Award Nominations.

It’s that time of year again. The countdown to May and the annual James Beard Foundation (JBF) Awards has begun. Today the nominations of the semifinalists for the Restaurant and Chef Awards, were announced. Judges from across the country will take a look at the list below and vote to narrow it down [...]


Dish of the Week Spotlight: Masa 14

I reported on the opening a week or so ago; however, to sum up, Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with award winning Chef Kazuhiro “Kaz” Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us their new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. After several months [...]

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Tuesday's Feature: New Restaurant Openings

Even in today’s tough economy, miraculously somehow the local DC metropolitan area restaurant industry has managed to bode relatively well despite the downturn. It is even more astounding that there have been so many restaurants opening this fall. The following includes a brief listing of recent restaurant openings:
Kellari Taverna – Owner Stavros Aktipis and Partner [...]

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Masa 14 Launches with Antonio Burrell as Chef de Cuisine

Chef Kaz Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro

Almost every possible ethnic cuisine is represented in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Well except one – Latin-Asian. Often a restaurant is Latin or it is Asian -rarely would you find both under one roof. Chefs Kazuhiro “Kaz” Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro and Richard Sandoval of La Sandia/Zengo [...]