The latest version of José Andrés’ edible history lesson, America Eats Tavern, is now scheduled to open in Georgetown in early June.
The 8-year-old dining experiment, which the James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef introduced to local diners in 2011, is making its next stand in the space formerly occupied by neighborhood watering hole Old Glory (3139 M Street NW). The second iteration of America Eats Tavern spent two years at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner; it shut down there in late 2016.
A spokesperson for parent company Thinkfoodgroup tells Eater that chef Claudio Foschi, who ran the kitchen while America Eats was in Tysons, will lead the culinary team in Georgetown as well. The aide declined to share an opening menu for the upcoming restaurant, but did confirm that the team has built in a barbecue component in honor of Old Glory’s time in D.C.
Some of the dishes America Eats has served over the years include: cured country-style hams; shrimp and grits; chicken and dumplings; eggs Benedict with fried green tomatoes; and Maine lobster rolls.