Tico expands menu with new small plates, ceviches, tacos

Tico D.C. expands menu, adds new ceviches, tacos, small plates

Chef Rodrigo Perez adds diversity to menu

Tico D.C. has expanded its menu, marking one of the biggest overhauls to its offerings. Creativity and seasonality complement each other, and elevate the ingredients on the new menu with Chef Rodrigo Perez at the helm. The new Tico menu at Michael’s Schlow’s Latin-influenced restaurant in Washington, D.C. will include ceviches, tacos, small and large plates and “a la plancha” items.

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Negotiating a better lease - photo S. Webb

How to negotiate a better restaurant lease

Commercial leases are usually the largest single expense that restaurant owners incur. So it is worth taking the time to think carefully about a lease before signing. In this article by Anthony Coppola of Coppola Jabaly, we tackle some responses to common questions that restaurant owners encounter.

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Whiskey and bourbon popularity in DC

Top bars and restaurants in D.C. leverage the popularity of whiskey

Whiskey remains a thriving choice in the brown spirits category. The elevated cachet of bourbon is also being embraced as a marketing and branding force. “We’re a bourbon bar, not just a whiskey bar; we specialize in bourbon,” says Max Cabrera, bar manager at Barley Mac in Arlington, Va., in a recent Eatery Pulse TV Episode. The bourbon bar and Italian/American restaurant is a highly-rated evening spot in the Rosslyn neighborhood, which is currently seeing much redevelopment. It benefits from the popularity of whiskey, and more specifically bourbon, the most famous of the American Straight Whiskey variety. Barley Mac reportedly has over 50 bourbons available.

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Maximizing the data in your restaurant point-of-sale system

The point-of-sale system in a restaurant one of most-underutilized tools

The point-of-sale system is one of the most underutilized tools a restaurant has at its disposal. It’s unfortunate, but true, because depending on the type of system, a restaurant could use it for customer management, weekly marketing, loyalty and more importantly, building a more profitable business. Having the discipline to pull weekly reports is not difficult, but in a fast-paced environment where there may be a lot of management turnover, it’s hard to prioritize time for pulling point-of-sale (POS) reports, reviewing them and teaching this process to others.

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Restaurants unite to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

D.C. restaurants unite for, donate to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Meals served August 31 to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Restaurants are uniting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Area restaurants in D.C., Md. and Va. are coming together to support the hurricane victims as they donate a portion of the proceeds from meals served Thursday August 31, 2017 to relief efforts. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced that there are more than 70 restaurants participating and suggested that more are being added by the hour.

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Restaurants kick off DC Beer Week - Julia Nastogadka photo

Local restaurants kick off D.C. Beer Week

Restaurants, bars in Washington, D.C. help start off D.C. Beer Week

As part of the kick-off to 2017 D.C. Beer Week, several restaurants will be participating in the more-than-week-long event from August 20 to August 27. See below for select D.C. Beer Week events as reported around the Washington, D.C. area:

Sunday, August 20, 2017, D.C. Beer Week:

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