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The Morning Roundup 6/19/12

Only one deal today, but it’s a great one!

Must-Buy: The Capitol Deal’s $10 for $20 worth of Mexican food at Taqueria Distrito Federal is close to the perfect deal.  Taqueria Distrito Federal, with one location in Columbia Heights and one in Petworth, has a great reputation as one of the go-to spots in the District for authentic Mexican food, serving up tacos, burritos, tostados and more and selling Jarritos and horchata for you to wash it all down.  And for $20, you’re easily going to get a meal for two: you could even feed three if you weren’t particularly hungry.  

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A Cut Above


One of the young women at the table next to us had gotten up to go to the bathroom, and the other was focused on her phone, carefully Instagram-ing pictures of what she’d eaten. Our friend Amanda gently leaned over and said softly, “You might want to look up.” She lifted her head to find Top Chef celebrity and Bandolero head chef Mike Isabella sitting across from her, calmly pretending to play with her friend’s phone. Rendered near speechless, she stammered a few words of small talk with Chef Isabella before he got up and moved on; she immediately turned to us and said, “Oh my god, I felt like a 13-year old girl!”

Bandolero’s first night was filled with a lot of little moments like this one, moments that made the evening feel like a combination of restaurant opening and movie premiere.

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