1270 4th Street, NE photo by Daniel Swartz
From an email:
“We have pulled out of the La Cosecha market and continue to look for a home for Amparo. We are working on some exciting projects that we will announce as soon, while continuing to push forward.
Amparo owner and Chef Christian Irabién’s modern Mexican restaurant Amparo Fondita will no longer be a part of La Cosecha. Irabién, whose resume includes Oyamel vows to continue searching for the right brick-and-mortar location.”
Full press release:
“This winter, chef Christian Irabién from Amparo Fondita keeps pushing forward by offering his upscale modern Mexican experience through pop ups, catering and special events, while continuing to look for a working brick-and-mortar space for this concept.
“Amparo continues on a very exciting path being supported by our growing and loyal fan base who brings our experience in to their homes and work spaces in the form of catered private events and in-house pop ups”
“Opening a new restaurant in the current DC market already faces an incredible and unique set of challenges for those pursuing this as a small business venture. Doing so as an immigrant simply adds to the challenges.”
“Amparo was always–and will continue to be–an ambitious undertaking in what is an increasingly challenging restaurant market. Additionally, as one of many in DC’s immigrant community, we face unique obstacles in trying to open our own ventures. Many of us do not have access to traditional funding vehicles and rather than being able to raise money through a “friends-and-family” round, we are in fact sending money home.” he continues “We are still actively meeting and vetting like-minded investors who share our same passion, vision and values, it’s an incredible journey. Like our food, we want the restaurant itself to push back against the ideas most-often associated with immigrant-run restaurants: “hole-in-the-wall” and “off the beaten path”.
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
DMV Sites Fall 2023:
LiLi The First FALL COLLECTION is so grand and exceptional, they needed two days to celebrate it.
Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.
Sunday – MEET THE DESIGNER,