by Tim Regan September 28, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Photo via Twitter / Rito LocoIt may soon be possible to have a beer or other boozy drink with your carne asada burrito at Shaw’s Rito Loco.

The eatery at 606 Florida Ave. NW has applied to start serving alcohol, according to a recent filing with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA).

A Rito Loco employee said the restaurant will likely serve beer and margaritas but added that the drink menu was not yet finalized.

The burrito-centric restaurant born out of a food truck is also seeking to serve booze in an outdoor seating area and offer live entertainment, the application notice says:

Restaurant serving Mexican food with seating for 49 and a Total Occupancy Load of 49. Applicant has also requested an Entertainment Endorsement and a Summer Garden with 47 seats.

Rito Loco’s menu includes burritos, tacos and rice bowls with beef, chicken, seafood and eggs.

Photo via Twitter / Rito Loco

by Courtney Brown August 3, 2016 at 11:45 am 0

(Updated at 12:15 p.m.) Dozens of locals stood outside a new Dupont Circle restaurant in hopes of snatching free burrito-sized sushi rolls this morning.

Buredo promised free giant sushi rolls to its first 200 customers who visited its new 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW outpost, which opened today.

A line started to form at least 30 minutes before the eatery welcomed its first diners at 11 a.m.

“I work close by, and I figured why not?” said Derek Hottle, a consultant, who had joined the queue. “I eat a lot of sushi, and I saw their opening sign.”

Grants manager Armaine Decastro and graphic designer Jazmine Johnson, who have had Buredo’s food from its other location near Franklin Square, also stood in line for its complimentary sushi meals.

“I love sushi,” Decastro said. “It’s different [at Buredo]. But it tastes really good.”

As of 11:45 a.m., about 25 people still were waiting in front of the restaurant for its free food.

Photos and video by Alyse Mier

by Tim Regan August 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

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(Updated at 7:31 p.m. to correct a misspelling) Massive sushi rolls are set to arrive in Dupont Circle tomorrow.

Buredo, an eatery that serves burrito-sized sushi, will open its second location at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., according to co-owner Mike Haddad.

The new location will serve Buredo’s menu of burrito-sized sushi rolls stuffed with fresh veggies, seafood and pork, and maybe a “few surprises,” Haddad told us earlier this year.

And here’s an added bonus: the first 200 customers through the door get a free giant sushi roll, the restaurant announced on Facebook earlier today:

The wait is over DC! We are opening our Dupont location tomorrow, August 3rd at 11 am. We have some new menu items in store for you, plus we are giving a free buredo and Spindrift Fresh sparkling water to the first 200 people to join us. Hope to see you tomorrow at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036!

h/t to Jason Shevrin for checking our grammar

by Tim Regan May 31, 2016 at 10:15 am 0

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There’s a new Chipotle in town.

The national chain famous for its huge burritos opened a new location at 1010 Vermont Ave. NW on Sunday, according to employees at the store. Signage for construction of the Chipotle went up earlier this year.

The new location — which seats roughly 30 people — joins Chipotle’s other outposts in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Chinatown, Mount Vernon Triangle and elsewhere.

by Tim Regan January 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Just a few weeks ago, we reported that sushi burrito purveyor Buredo might be headed to Dupont Circle. Now, it’s official.

Buredo’s owners, Mike Haddad and Travis Elton, have signed a lease for a new location at the former Pinkberry space at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW, according to Washington City Paper. Haddad confirmed the news with us yesterday.

“Aiming for late spring [opening], with the same menu but a few surprises in store,” Haddad said in an e-mail.

According to the City Paper, the new location will likely serve new sushi rolls, ceviche and poke bowls, and may be open as late as 3 or 4 a.m.

Sushi burrito photo via Facebook / Buredo

by Tim Regan January 15, 2016 at 10:20 am 0

Though Chipotle may be in an E. coli-related slump, that doesn’t appear to stop the burrito company from expanding.

Signage for the construction of D.C.’s newest Chipotle went up at 1010 Vermont Avenue NW some time earlier this week. When it opens, the forthcoming eatery will seat 29 people, according to building permits uncovered by the Washington Business Journal in September. (more…)

by Tim Regan January 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment

It may eventually be possible to get burrito-sized sushi rolls down the street from Dupont Circle.

Buredo, the super-sized sushi restaurant that opened in Franklin Square in July, is considering opening a new location in the former Pinkberry space at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW,  a representative with the company told us today. (more…)


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