The right to peaceably assemble. The right to counsel. And the right to visit a José Andrés spot in every local zip code.
Here then: the reintroduction of America Eats Tavern, opening Friday in the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
You probably remember this place from its Penn Quarter days. The partnership with the Archives, the colonial recipes, Ben Franklin’s punch, etc.
So when you take the elevator up to the second floor, you’ll recognize a similar Norman Rockwell aesthetic—white furniture, bicycle handlebars on the walls, murals of fluttering flags on the ceiling. It’s... patriotic.
There’s plenty of power booths here to bring a friend and sample cocktails like the Tractor Pull (bourbon, orange marmalade) and burgers with six different kinds of ketchup (oyster, blueberry, peach).
But the better play is to assemble a group and occupy the giant communal table looking into the pastry kitchen. There, you’ll pass around stone-crab claws, four kinds of country ham, Delmonico steaks, pot pies... and large-format wines, like an 18-liter bottle from nearby RdV Vineyards.
Tip: invite at least 18 people.