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TACOMBI

PROJECTED OPENING: December 8th, 2021 1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA Mexican chain Tacombi will be opening its first location outside of New York next week in Arlington's National Landing. Guests can get excited to enjoy beer-battered fish tacos, homemade tortillas, agua frescas, and more. This 3,000 square-foot concept will be located in hte Central Distrcit retail Center. A Bethesda location will also be opening following the opening of the Arlington location. For more information, visit their website here.
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WESTERN MARKET

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Western Market, a new modern marketplace where Washingtonians can enjoy more than a dozen of the city's food and beverage vendors all in one place has opened in Foggy Bottom. This 12,300 square-foot space is a contemporary space where guests can enjoy meals, happy hours, social gatherings, and more. The space boasts a variety of socially distanced seating, as well as an outdoor patio area. A variety of vendors will be opening on a rolling basis through 2022. Western Market is open Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; 202.452.0924; For more information, visit their website here. Vendors at Western Market Include:  Capo Deli (Now Open) An Italian Sub Shop that originated in Shaw and speicalizes in deli-style subs and serves specialty cockatils like the "Fauci Pouchy". This new spot will give the feel of an old-school Italian deli found in cities like New York. Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls (Now Open) A fast-casual concept serving authentic lobster rolls. Mason's serves sustainable Main Lobster, Crab, Shrimp Rolls, and more. This will be Mason's first D.C. location. RAWish (Now Open) From Owners James and Taneea Yarborough, Rawish offers an organic raw menu of salads, sandwiches, bowls, and more. Rawish's focus is to make nutritious food affordable and accessible.  Roaming Rooster (Now Open) Puts a modern spin on homestyle southern fried chicken by using hormone and antibiotic free range chicken. This will be Roaming Rooster's second brick and mortar location.  Alitiko (Fall 2021) From Owner Dimitri Piskapas this concept will serve classic Greek street foods such as gyros, sandwiches, and Mediterranean sides.  Arepa Zone (Fall 2021) Known for their arepas, cachapas, and tequenos, this concept serves authentic Venezualan foods. Bandoola Bowl (Fall 2021) This Southeast Asian salad shop will bring the flavors from Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, an more to Foggy Bottom. Guests can enjoy customized salads and warm bowls as well as noodles, proteins, and more.  Nim Ali (Fall 2021) From Owners Rosario Guzman and Karla Alonzo, this Guatemalan street food concept will serve a variety of snacks and full plates such as shukos, antojitos, mixtas, and more.  Sushi Onkei (Now Open) From owner Ferry Huang, Sushi Onkei offers authentic Japanese cuisine in a sleek and modern sushi bar. Guests can enjoy menu options such as Nigiri, Ura Maki, Hoso Maki, and more.  Tigerella (Fall 2021) This new concept features a menu that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with items ranging from morning pastries, sandwiches, to a full bar, and more.  ExPat (2022) From Partners Tim Ma, Jonas Singer, and Ben Sislen, Ex Pat will be a full-social bar and restaurant concept, making it Western Market's largest concept. ExPat will offer a barbecue menu with southern staples and will also feature sports betting components.  
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We Could Use A Drink: DC Cocktail Week

One holiday down, and already we could use a drink. And as if on cue, RAMW's DC Cocktail Week returns to area restaurants from now through December 5th (aka Repeal Day).  Celebrating the local cocktail culture is easy. There is so much of it that is so good. Beverage experts at participating restaurants are serving a variety of cocktails, mocktails and low-proof drinks perfectly paired with a lil' bite from the kitchen. More than 50 restaurants are shaking, stirring and serving. And, new this year, fun and engaging events taking place all week like special happy hours, cocktail dinners, cocktail classes and a specially themed Prohibition popup. Participating locations, their offered pairings, and more details can be found here ~ #RaiseYourGlass
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Eye on Travel from JW Marriott

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from JW Marriott in Washington DC on this July 4th weekend. Peter has a full global travel update. And as travel comes roaring back, so do travel scams. At least $74 million was lost due to travel related scams during the pandemic. And that’s an 80% increase over 2019. Joining Peter this week is Senator Amy Klobuchar, who talks about her new bill, Protecting Consumers from Travel Fraud Act. Roxanne Roberts from The Washington Post, on life in Washington DC post-pandemic. And pilot Greg Morris insists you wear at least SPF30 sunscreen before boarding your next flight. And he’ll explain why. There’s all this — along with the 411 on the state of the restaurant industry Nycci Nellis — on this week’s Eye on Travel.
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Getting Naked Is Totally Kosher: Industry...

On the next Industry Night: Kosher dining - yes Kosher dining. Kosher is not a cuisine it is a way of observing and eating bu, you don’ have to be Jewish to enjoy the benefits of it. Chap Gage & Yehuda Malka of Schmaltz Bros give a Kosher 101 and the latest on their new concept, Hamakom. But first, Nycci gets naked - not really - but she does chat with Tanecia Britt & Kohn Glay creators of the visual art experience. . . Listen to the full episode here.
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