Michael Schlow's Tico restaurant is aiming to open its doors on 14th Street in mid-May, but that won't be the last from the Boston-based restaurateur.
"We're looking at other spaces for other concepts," said Steve Uhr, who will be the opening general manager for the restaurant. No firm details yet, but Schlow has several D.C. connections: his father's side of the family is from here, and he previously worked with D.C. legend Jean-Louis Palladin.
The first Tico opened in Boston in 2011. The D.C. version will be similar: it's an American restaurant with a menu influenced by Schlow's trips to Spain, Mexico and South America. Menu items include dishes like edamame fritters and tacos with non-traditional ingredients (like a shrimp, bacon and avocado taco). The restaurant will have a tequila club with more than 100 tequilas. George Rodrigues is moving to D.C. from Boston to oversee the restaurant.
StreetSense is handling the design; the restaurant's focal points are bright colors and a metal, distressed roof. There will be 140-150 seats in the 5,000 square foot restaurant.
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