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FOOD NEWS: Taco Bamba Hailed as 1 of America’s Best, New Indian Restaurant Coming to Tysons

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F.C.’s Taco Bamba Makes ‘Best Tacos in America’ List

Falls Church’s own Taco Bamba was recognized as one of the 50 best taco joints in America in a new list from Business Insider. The news website used Foursquare user data to compile the list which included independent stores as well as the top-rated location of various chain restaurants.

Taco Bamba, which was ranked 48th on the list, was cited for its popular eponymous steak-and-chorizo tacos as well its lengua and tripa options.

Chef Victor Albisu first opened the small taqueria in a small Pimmit Hills strip mall in the summer of 2013. Albisu, who also leads the kitchen at his Washington, D.C. restaurant Del Campo, was recently named Chef of the Year at the RAMMY Awards this past June.

District Taco, with locations in Alexandria, Arlington, Dunn Loring and D.C., was ranked 31st.

Taco Bamba | 2190 Pimmit Drive | Falls Church | tacaobambarestaurant.com

New Indian Restaurant Coming To Tysons This October

Tysons Corner Center is set to add another new restaurant as restaurateur Karan Singh announced Wednesday plans to open American Tandoor in the mall this October.

A press release says the new 4,000-square foot space will “showcase India’s electric culinary heritage with an American influence” and feature 16 spice blends made in-house. Menu items will include samosas filled with sweet potato and marshmallow and saag paneer made with spinach and paneer cheese.

American Tandoor will serve a brunch buffet on weekends featuring Indian-inspired breakfast dishes like buttermilk and chocolate dosa waffles, benedicts made with naan and tandoor bacon and an Indian chile-infused Bloody Mary.

Lunch and dinner will be offered, Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. with brunch on the weekends running from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

American Tandoor | 7943B Tysons Corner Center | Tysons | americantandoor.com

More Details on Upcoming Sushi Restaurant, Takumi

Northern Virginia Magazine has more details on Takumi, the sushi restaurant coming to the “Tulip Building” in Falls Church we first reported on last month. Jay Yu, who spent 13 years at Kaz Sushi Bistro in D.C. and also worked at Raku and Cafe Asia, will head up the new 30-seat restaurant which is set to open in November, the magazine reports.

Takumi will be heavy on nigiri and sashimi and not complicated rolls, the article says, and will also feature warm dishes like fried tofu.

The new sushi restaurant is taking over the former Vapor Solutions space between Smashburger and Ayoub Carpet Service on S. Washington St.

Takumi | 310 S. Washington Street | Falls Church

 

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