From Farm to Taco to Georgetown

GM has learned that a new restaurant will soon be opening in the old woodworking shop of G. Morris Steinbraker & Sons on Grace St. It will be the first bricks and mortar location for Chaia, a vegetarian taco purveyor that has been a popular attraction at local farmers markets (their tagline is “From Far to Taco”).

According to the Post, it was they were one of last year’s top tastemakers (sharing the rarified air with Rose’s Luxury):

Trying to find the Chaia taco stand at the farmers market? Just look for the longest line. Launched in May, the popular vegetarian Latin American-influenced concept is led by self-trained chefs Suzanne Simon (an Ohio native with a degree in environmental science) and Bettina Stern (a Manhattanite who got her culinary start at Ina Garten’s now-defunct gourmet food store, Barefoot Contessa)…A brick-and-mortar restaurant with a focus on plant-based cuisine is the goal, though the two plan to fine-tune dishes like kale and roasted potato tacos on handmade tortillas with creamy poblano sauce at pop-ups and year-round farmers markets.

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Good morning Georgetown! GM is back from his trip and is ready to get back to keeping you up with the latest:

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Switcheroo Brings End to Different Landmark

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Yesterday GM reported that Mr. Smith’s was going to close due to a rent hike. He mentioned with skepticism that the owner was going to try to stay in Georgetown. Well the Eater is reporting that that is exactly what happened. Unfortunately it means the end of yet another landmark restaurant: Chadwicks.

They write:

Longtime Georgetown bar Chadwicks will be closing on Aug. 31st. Replacing it? Another longtime Georgetown institution,Mr. Smith’s.

The bar is shutting down its operations, and Mr. Smith’s will move from M Street to Chadwicks’ current location at 3205 K St NW, Washington, DC. Chadwick’s General Manager Nicole Maddin confirmed the news and said the deal was finalized yesterday.

“Mr. Smith has bought us out. And we’ll be moving out at the end of August,” she said.

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  • No updates except to say that GM has to head out of town for a week and a half (sadly not for the beach, but work) and probably won’t be posting anything after today. Catch you after Labor Day!

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