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José Andrés Reveals Minibar's Two Michelin Stars, Plus More Intel

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It's Michelin Day

Michelin releases its slate of stars for Washington, D.C. today and chefs are already starting to reveal whether they received any. José Andrés Tweeted that his Minibar restaurant has received two stars from the critics. Expect the full slate of reveals later today.

Do the José Crawl

Speaking of the chef, want to hit up four different José Andrés restaurants in one night? Design your own crawl, or check out José’s Way, a new, three hour, $195 ticketed program that involves visits to Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel, and China Chilcano (all recent Bib Gourmand nominees from Michelin). Each tour involves 15-20 courses of food, as well as a drink at each location.

Revamps

La Caraquena, Falls Church’s original destination for arepas, has revamped its menu to focus even more on street food. That means new additions like cheesy cachapas, as well as the Venezuelan snacks pepitos (arepas lovers, don’t worry — there are even more choices, plus a sampler platter). [FCNP]

Expansions

Austin’s Torchy’s Tacos, a favorite cheap eats spot there, may expand to D.C., among other cities. [EA, via ABJ]

The shutter

Longtime Ethiopian restaurant destination Zenebech is closing (likely by Monday) because the owner is selling the building. They’d like to find a new location, but no intel yet on when or where. [WaPo]

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