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TakEATEasy Opens Friday on M Street, Serves Eats All Night

From Luis Gomez and Rachel Nania. 

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Manuel Olivera, Jorge Mendez and Juan Olivera from TakEATEasy. (Luis Gomez Photos)

TakEATEasy, a new eatery at 1990 M Street NW, opens this Friday, February 8. And here’s the big news: the restaurant will be open from 11 am until 5 am.

TakEATEasy is the latest venture from brothers Manuel and Juan “Nacho” Olivera and partners Jorge Mendez and Daniel Aquino. The Olivera brothers are well remembered for their neighborhood favorite, Fast Gourmet, at 14th and W Streets NW.

The new restaurant will seat 49 people in a casual, diner-style space. Lunch offerings include gourmet sandwiches (Chivito and Cubano sandwiches are on the list), fresh salads and pastas. The dinner menu will rotate, and Nacho — who is in charge of the kitchen — will serve dishes inspired from French and Spanish cuisines.

The bar menu includes tapas and a selection of two local draft beers, imported beers and domestic bottled beers. Specialty drinks, sangria and a selection of Argentine and Spanish wines will also be available; all alcohol will be served until midnight.

TakEATEasy’s late-night menu will offer gourmet sandwiches.

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3 Responses to “TakEATEasy Opens Friday on M Street, Serves Eats All Night”

  1. TAKEATEASY says:

    The Olivera brothers are not involved in fast gourmet since last year. Juan “Nacho” olivera sold his shares to his former partner.
    just to clarify Takeateasy and Fast Gourmet ARE NOT related.
    Thanks!

    TAKEATEASY TEAM

  2. TAKEATEASY says:

    The Olivera brothers are not involved with fast gourmet since last year. Juan “Nacho” Olivera sold his share to his former partner.
    just to clarify Takeateasy and fast gourmet ARE NOT RELATED.
    Thanks!
    TAKEATEASY TEAM

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wishing them all the best. FastGourmet is brilliant. What will happen to FastGourmet? Hoping it won’t suffer because focus will be on TakeEatEasy business.

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