From Luis Gomez and Rachel Nania.
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.
The owners of the best damn place to get a sandwich in a gas station announced their plans to open a second location at 1990 M Street NW. Fast Gourmet quickly became a neighborhood favorite, with the gut-busting Chivito (so bad for you but oh so tasty) and other tasty sandwiches. (Their menu is actually extensive.)
WUSA9 reports the new place will be called ‘TakEatEasy’ and may open as soon as March. Expect a ‘more than sandwiches’ menu, including homemade pastas and a dinner menu. The owner, Manuel Olivera is focused on a ‘relaxed’ atmosphere (word is used 3.5 times in his quotes). The location puts it on M Street near Vidalia, in between Rumors and Hudson.
Be sure to read Tom Hays’ A Visit With the Olivera Brothers at Fast Gourmet. Brothers Manuel and Juan Olivera, natives of Uruguay, are the owners. Full disclosure: Fast Gourmet is a big favorite of the editors here at Borderstan.