Posts Tagged ‘Think Food Group’

Watch Out, Vince Gray! José Andrés Wants To Be Mayor

The Wall Street Journal spends some time with "the Tasmanian devil" of the D.C. culinary scene, José Andrés, and finds "a man fighting hunger who himself can consume enough for four; a cook without a high-school diploma who lectures on food at Harvard; a swollen-hearted crusader who works to stretch scraps into meals for D.C.'s […]

José Andrés On The Fuzzy Future of Minibar

"One of the things we are really [talking about], back and forth, is, ‘Jose, exactly what do you want Minibar to become?’ What am I willing to give? How many hours am I willing to do? How many days am I going to open a year? What’s the creative team? How am I going to […]

Paging Dr. Atkins! Shawafel’s French Fry Sandwich Is a Carb-Loader’s Creamy Dream

Lebanese-themed shawarma-and-falafel joint Shawafel opened this week along D.C.'s burgeoning H Street corridor. Operated by Alberto Sissi, a veteran of José Andrés' Think Food Group, the shiny new fast-casual-style joint serves various chicken, lamb and beef wraps. But, its "signature" item is a french-fry sandwich—"the only one in town," according to Sissi, who expects the […]

So Many Colors in the Ketchup Rainbow: José Andrés’ Quest for Condiment Redemption

The New York Times checks in with esteemed D.C. chef José Andrés this week for a story about ketchup. Andrés is on a mission to bring back the wide variety that once characterized America's best known condiment. His barely one-month-old pop-up restaurant, America Eats Tavern, offers as many as eight different types of the dipping […]

Jaleo Chef Paul Yeck Takes Over at José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern

The Feast reports that Paul Yeck, head chef at Jaleo in Bethesda, will replace the recently departed Richard Brandenburg as head chef at José Andrés' hugely hyped pop-up restaurant America Eats Tavern. (Read Young & Hungry's review of the temporary restaurant here.) According to the report, Yeck,  a three-year veteran of Andrés' Think Food Group, […]

Future of Minibar, Cafe Atlantico ‘Uncertain’

Does anyone at Think Food Group have a clear idea of what the future will hold for Minibar (closed until July 12), Cafe Atlantico (closed indefinitely) and America Eats Tavern (temporarily open)? Not exactly. After getting conflicting reports from chef José Andrés and his business partner, Rob Wilder, as well as other TFG charges, Y&H […]

Hard to Grill: José Andrés Does His Best Steven Seagal Impression

Brochures advertising José Andrés' new pop-up restaurant, America Eats Tavern, which opened on July 4 in the former Café Atlántico space in Penn Quarter, are emblazoned with a very slick-looking mug shot of the celebrated Spanish chef (blown-up above). With that chiseled chin and melting stare, the dude kind of looks like the action film […]