They had me at Gin

From an email:

“Next week kicks off Jaleo’s Gin & Tonic Festival, which runs from April 17-30. An ode to one of Jose Andres’ favorite cocktails, Jaleo is excited to celebrate the fascinating history of the drink which has united cultures and continents all over the world.


The following Gin & Tonic variations will be available throughout the festival: Read More

inside 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Photos courtesy Jose Andres Group

From a press release:

“Jose Andres Group is proud to introduce The Bazaar by Jose Andres in the historic Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C., relaunched in 2022 by CGI Merchant Group, in partnership with Hilton under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand. The opening of The Bazaar at Waldorf Astoria Washington DC signals the culmination of a 30-year journey for Chef Andres, who has dreamed of opening a restaurant in the historic building since he arrived in Washington, DC in 1993. Read More


Thanks to Nora for sending: “I saw this on Thanksgiving Day, a new painting hung, for our DC chef and humanitarian!”

From the National Portrait Gallery:

“Portrait of a Nation: 2022 Honorees” will premiere a new oil-on-linen painting by Kadir Nelson (b. 1974) titled “José Andrés and the Olla de Barro that Feeds the World,” which portrays the renowned culinary entrepreneur and humanitarian.” Read More

The man, courtesy Capital One

From an email:

“Capital One is once again breaking the mold for airport experiences with the introduction of Capital One Landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Terminal 2 (DCA).

Capital One Landing is an alternative to the traditional lounge experience focused on bringing elevated dining to the heart of the terminal. Our exclusive partner, the award-winning José Andrés Group, will design this new culinary-focused concept’s food and beverage menu, focusing on authentic, Spanish-style tapas. Read More


From the Nationals:

“On Tuesday, June 15 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chef José Andrés will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of World Central Kitchen Day at Nationals Park. To pay tribute to their incredible philanthropic work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nationals will host the staff and volunteers of World Central Kitchen during Tuesday’s game and have a special pregame ceremony to highlight their efforts. Read More


via @chefjoseandres

Important update: “And the gift certificate if for people that are vaccinated starting tomorrow, ok?”

Thanks to Ashley for passing on from Chef Jose Andres:

“Ok! We want everyone vaccinated! Starting tomorrow, until we reach 70% of total population anyone that comes with vaccine papers,that proves that has been vaccinated will get $50 gift certificate for any of @thinkfoodgroup restaurants in the @washingtondc area…” Read More


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