600 14th Street, NW
A new Mexican restaurant, MXDC, is opening in the former Galileo III space at 14th and F St, NW. From a press release:
MXDC, a new modern Mexican cuisine restaurant by Celebrity Chef Todd English, will be open for business on June 19, 2013.
The menu consists of small plates and family-‐style dishes that offer a fresh perspective on traditional Mexican cuisine elevated by high-‐end ingredients. MXDC will feature a strong tequila program featuring approximately 100 of Todd English’s favorite tequila’s from around the world, served in imported Mexican glass quartinos and half-‐liter carafes. The bar will offer tequila tastings, created by Todd English, and accompanied by various condiments, salts and other essences to augment the senses. The two level open interior is a balance between modern and rustic architecture lit by copper chandeliers and brimming with lush accents.
Todd English is a well-‐known celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and television personality. The Texan-‐born chef opened his first restaurant in Boston, MA in 1989, and today owns restaurants across the globe. His award winning television show Food Trip with Todd English on PBS allows viewers to follow his adventures around the world as he looks for inspiration for new dishes, menus and restaurants. For MXDC, English was inspired by his love of Mexico, its culture and cuisine.