Author Archive for Ally Mutnick

Bethesda Jaleo Gets Its Own Foosball Tables in Redesign

The Bethesda location of José Andrés’ Spanish tapas spot Jaleo reopened yesterday after a week-long modern makeover. Andrés collaborated with Spanish designer and architect Juli Capella, who also worked on the downtown Jaleo renovation and Minibar, to create the restaurant’s “Barcelona avant-garde” design. The tapas menu and drink selection remain unchanged, as does the floor plan. Chairs, tables, […]

Mayor Officially Opens Three Shaw Restaurants in One Hour

Maybe running with scissors isn’t a good idea, but what about a leisurely stroll up 9th Street NW with some D.C. politicians and shiny pair of oversized golden clippers? Mayor Vince Gray held a triple ribbon-cutting this afternoon, officially opening three new restaurants, Baby Wale at 1124 9th St. NW, Thally at 1316 9th St. […]

Bill Cosby Joins Love Fest for Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 55th Anniversary

Only five people eat for free at Ben’s Chili Bowl: the four members of the Obama family and Bill Cosby. So it was only appropriate that Cosby, a longtime Ben’s advocate and half-smoke fanatic, joined co-founder Virginia Ali and her family to ring in Ben’s 55th anniversary today. Cosby was joined by Mayor Vince Gray, […]

Diego Tex-Mex Restaurant Opens Today on 14th Street NW

Dupont Italian Kitchen owners and brothers Tony and Michael Askarinam are forgoing tortellini for tacos at their new Tex-Mex restaurant Diego, which opens today at the corner of the 14th and V streets NW. The food might taste a little familiar. The chefs are alums of Guapo’s and Lauriol Plaza. The plan is to stick […]