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Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s First Spanish Restaurant Debuts Tonight, Plus More Intel

Barack Obama hits the new Nobu

Del Mar at the Wharf.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC

Opening Report

Many local diners flock to Fabio Trabocchi’s growing family of restaurants when in search of amazing Italian food. The accomplished restaurateur begins courting a whole new constituency Monday, October 23, with the arrival of Del Mar, the Spanish-themed restaurant he and his Mallorcan-born wife, Maria, have installed at the Wharf. Status: Scheduled to open at 5 p.m. 791 Wharf Street SW; website.


Harsh words from Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema were not enough to dissuade former President Barack Obama from heading over to the West End to size up the new Nobu for himself. One excited observer took a video of the restaurant lover walking through the high-end sushi restaurant.


Latin-themed Tico is now serving lunch. Fans of the 14th Street eatery can now find assorted bowls (edamame-falafel; shredded pork-black beans; quinoa-avocado), sandwiches (Cuban; spicy chicken; fried green tomato BLT), and tacos (fish; steak and egg; zesty cauliflower) from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Watch and Learn

Washington City Paper reports on a new meme making the rounds on social media that features a familiar backdrop. It appears that Georgetown grab-and-go spot Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli is now internet famous. [WCP]

Tico DC

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