Victor Albisu is in Service of: Industry Night, December 20, 2023


Look where I am! I'm down at Buzzards Point the new sparkling development wedged between the Wharf and Navy Yard — this is The Point DC. For the month of November, the good people of Fish & Fire Group - aka Greg Casten - are hosting Industry Night in their pretty fabulous property. And I am grateful and excited! So if you don't know, the Point is Winner of the Restaurant Development & Design Magazine Award for "Best Restaurant Design," The Point has a glorious outdoor patio ideally situated where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers join — talk about picturesque and panoramic views.

Yes, I have been out and about the last week — did you see me?

  • Little Black Bird - Chef Ryan Moore's and restaurateur Ashok Bajaj's darling wine bar in Tenley
  • Casa Teresa in The Square - Richie Brandenburg and Rubén García's new massive food hall features the delightful restaurant, Casa Teresa
  • It was a celebration of 1000 Hilton Garden Inns at the Hilton Garden Inn in Haymarket, Virginia - do not judge - Chef Joel Valente wowed us at his Red House Tavern

On to today's show. So, I met today's guest omg, like a really long time ago. Way back in the day, Victor Albisu was the chef at BLT Steak here in DC. This was 18 years ago? DC was in the process of getting it's mojo, and Victor here was at the beginning of that wild wave. Throughout the years, Victor has been behind amazing concepts - Del Campo, Poca Madre, and the fast-growing Taco Bamba. It's hard to believe that Taco Bamba started with a taqueria shop out in Falls Church in 2013, and now ten years later, Victor has eleven locations across Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Raleigh, NC, with more coming! We get into all the details …
Plus, stay tuned at the end of the show for the bonus content featuring his run-in with ZZ Top.

Watch the full episode here, or listen in to the podcast, here.