El Centro’s Team Takes a Trip & Comes Back with the Destination Guadalajara Menu
May20

El Centro’s Team Takes a Trip & Comes Back with the Destination Guadalajara Menu

The culinary team at Richard Sandoval’s El Centro recently took a foodie field trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, immersing themselves in the culture and cuisine of the region. The end result is the debut of the new Destination Guadalajara menu, available at both El Centro locations in the District. Regional Executive Chef Graham Bartlett has crafted the new dishes, playing on some of the ingredients, flavors and concepts the team...

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Zengo’s Latest Test Kitchen: Indonesia to Argentina
Apr24

Zengo’s Latest Test Kitchen: Indonesia to Argentina

Richard Sandoval’s Zengo is back with its latest Test Kitchen series, this time showcasing flavors from Indonesia and Argentina. There’s a lineup of new dishes and drinks, all of which will remain available through June 30th. You can find the Test Kitchen: Indonesia to Argentina items marked with a “TK” symbol on the menu. In the past, Zengo’s Test Kitchen fare would typically combine the flavors of the...

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DC Restaurant Buzz: New Brunch at Mango Tree, Jack Rose & Sean Brock Team Up & Much More
Apr03

DC Restaurant Buzz: New Brunch at Mango Tree, Jack Rose & Sean Brock Team Up & Much More

In this edition of the DC Restaurant Buzz, we have new brunches, new menus, special charity events, pop-ups, and more. Let’s get started… Mango Tree Launches Brunch This Weekend Just in time for Easter weekend, Mango Tree is launching a new brunch, available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Chef Paul Kennedy, who originally hails from the UK, has put together a menu blending some traditional English breakfast foods...

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Mango Tree: An Exploration from Bangkok to DC
Feb17

Mango Tree: An Exploration from Bangkok to DC

A Tale of Two Mango Trees: Mango Tree DC opened last month in Washington, D.C.’s CityCenter. It’s the first U.S. location of the international Thai chain launched in Bangkok, Thailand in 1994. Having recently spent a month in Thailand, I jumped at the chance to explore the restaurant and its roots more deeply. As such, I visited the original Mango Tree in Bangkok and just 10 days later dined at the freshly opened Mango...

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The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates
Jan20

The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates

Man Talk Food has been away for a month, and we definitely have some catching up to do. Of course, we won’t be able to go back and cover everything we missed. Nevertheless, he have an absolutely mammoth round-up here with our 2015 debut of the D.C. Restaurant Buzz. This is a big one, folks. Strap yourself in and let’s get started… News from DC Heavyweights, José Andrés & Richard Sandoval *** Andrés: China...

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