Posts Tagged ‘JP Caceres’

Immigration Struggle Ongoing, JP Caceres Creates Cocktail Menu for Soi 38

Bartender JP Caceres is still fighting his immigration battle, but two weeks ago he had a victory: A D.C. judge found him not guilty of simple assault and other charges that had landed him an immigration detention center last December. Caceres will still be forced to return to his native Bolivia by May 20, but he […]

Mixologist JP Caceres’ Deportation Delayed Three Months

With slightly more than a day remaining until mixologist JP Caceres faced deportation to Bolivia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has granted him three more months in the U.S. During that time, his attorney Andres Benach says he'll help Caceres put together an application for O visa, "which is available to people of extraordinary ability... somebody who's […]

Mixologist JP Caceres Could Be Deported on Friday

Mixologist JP Caceres may be forced to return to his native Bolivia on Friday, following his release in January after a month in an immigration detention center and a campaign by friends that raised more than $20,000 to help him fight to stay in the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed Caceres upon his release from the immigration […]

Mixologist JP Caceres Isn’t the Only D.C. Restaurant Worker Worried About Immigration Status

JP Caceres had resigned himself to going back to his na-tive Bolivia after the first three weeks he spent at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Farmville, Va. The mixologist, who’s created recent cocktail menus for Del Campo and MXDC, was losing nearly a pound a day, living off bologna sandwiches and soy […]

Mixologist JP Caceres on Possible Deportation: “I’m Going to Fight”

“I’m a free man!” JP Caceres booms as he bursts through the door of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Fairfax. Well, almost. The local mixologist, who’s made a name for himself in recent years creating cocktails at some of the city’s top restaurants, places his leg on a chair and rolls up his […]

Bartender JP Caceres Faces Deportation

One of the city's top bartenders, JP Caceres, has spent the past month in a U.S. Immigration detention center in Farmville, Va., and is set to be deported to his native Bolivia in the next three to six weeks, according to a crowdfunding campaign started by family and friends to help with his legal fees. (PoPville first […]

Todd English’s Mexican Restaurant Opens Today

Todd English is back. The celebrity chef, who once operated Olives in the District, is partnering with local restaurateur Aziz Safi of Panache to open a mod-Mex spot at 14th and F streets NW called MXDC tonight. Why a Mexican restaurant? "I've always been a huge Mexican food fan," says English, who tells Y&H he's been planning a spot […]

Why WaPo’s Beer Madness Results Actually Matter This Year

Last week, the Washington Post announced the final results of its annual Beer Madness tournament. For the past five years, the Post's food section has put together a panel of local beer enthusiasts and had them position dozens of beers against each other in a blind tasting. The Post then shares the bracket results in […]