America Eats Tavern set to open near Tysons Corner in early June

America Eats Tavern is expected to set sail the first week of June. The restaurant that started as a temporary partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives in July 2011, and shuttered July 4, 2012, will be resurrected in the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, the former home of Michel by Michel Richard.

Chef Jose Andres and his ThinkFoodGroup team, who brought the original concept to life in the former Cafe Atlantico space in Penn Quarter, will showcase dishes and drinks from all over the U.S.  Look for twists on classics including She-crab soup (set off with “air bread”) and S’mores (made with foie gras and bourbon-smoked salt). Heading up the kitchen will be Nate Waugaman, formerly of Tallula and Eat Bar in Arlington.

Read more: America Eats hires chef Nate Waugaman


She-Crab soup from America Eats Tavern. (Greg Powers)
Weaned on a beige buffet a la “Fargo” in Minnesota, Tom Sietsema is the food critic for The Washington Post. This is his second tour of duty at the Post. Sietsema got his first taste in the ‘80s, when he was hired by his predecessor to answer phones, write some, and test the bulk of the Food section’s recipes. That’s how he learned to clean squid, bake colonial cakes and distinguish between nutmeg and mace.
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