You may have heard that Jose Andres has shut down his popular Penn Quarter restaurant Cafe Atlantico and re-opened it as the America Eats Tavern. The temporary restaurant will run until the end of the year, and it’s designed to complement the “What’s cooking, Uncle Sam” exhibit showing at the National Archives. In the Food section, Tim Carman takes an in-depth look at the new restaurant and its star chef.
Elsewhere in the section, Tom Sietsema checks out Salt and Pepper, a new restaurant in the Palisades that offers everyday American eats.
Martha Thomas samples the wares at Pita and Rye, a New York-style deli in Fulton, Md.
Dave McIntyre examines the way a down economy has effected what wine importers offer.
And Daniel Fromson looks at young Belgian beer makers who are bucking tradition by incorporating U.S. brewing styles.