3 F.C. Restaurants Named 2016 RAMMY Award Finalists
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has announced its 2016 RAMMY Award finalists and, once again, Falls Church is well represented in the group of the Washington, D.C.-area’s best restaurants.
Last year’s RAMMY Chef of the Year winner, Victor Albisu, is back as a finalist, this time with his Falls Church taqueria – and Falls Church Restaurant Week participant – Taco Bamba up for “Favorite Fast Bites.” Also representing Falls Church is Pizzeria Orso, a finalist for “Everyday Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year,” and its swanky sister restaurant, 2941, is up for “Wine Program of the Year.”
Several other restaurants with Falls Church ties are also up for RAMMY awards including Mosaic District’s DGS Delicatessen (Everyday Casual Brunch), Red Apron Butchery (Favorite Fast Bites) and Cava Grill (Favorite Fast Bites), all nominated as finalists for their District locations.
The 2016 RAMMY Award winners will be announced at the association’s 34th annual gala on Sunday, June 12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.
Taco Bamba Begins New Guest Chef Series
For the next several months, Victor Albisu is inviting his chef friends to create tacos at Taco Bamba as part of a new guest chef series at the Falls Church taqueria.
Kicking off the promotion is Water and Wall chef Tim Ma whose Ma’s Crabs taco with Maryland crab, green Goddess dressing, spicy slaw and chicharrones is available throughout the month of March.
The tentative schedule for the guest chef taco series at Taco Bamba includes Mandu chef Danny Lee in April, Roofer’s Union and Ripple’s Marjorie Meek Bradley for May, Jennifer Carroll of Requin in June, The Source’s Scott Drewno in July and Mike Friedman of The Read Hen in August.
Taco Bamba | 2190 Pimmit Drive | Falls Church | tacobambarestaurant.com
New Doughnuts at Astro Through Cherry Blossom Season
With the weather finally turning for the better and blooming cherry blossoms just around the corner, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken is getting ready to debut an all-new seasonal doughnut special.
Available later this month, Astro’s new creation is a vanilla doughnut topped with vanilla cream cheese glaze and stuffed with a cherry filling and features a cherry blossom design made with chocolate and buttercream mixed with cherry puree.
The new doughnuts will be sold for $3.25 each at both Astro’s Falls Church and D.C. locations during cherry blossom season, running from March 21 through April 17.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken | 7511 Leesburg Pike | Falls Church | astrodoughnuts.com