2011 Weekly Awards Food

Best new chef: Jose Andres

Scallop sui mai at China Poblano.
Photo: Beverly Poppe

What happens when Washington D.C.’s favorite Spanish import arrives in a city already obsessed with tapas? More fuel to the fire. At China Poblano and Jaleo, the 2011 James Beard Award-winner for Outstanding Chef serves creative bites like duck tongue tacos and cod and honey empanadas. Did someone say olé? At Cosmopolitan. Jaleo, 698-7950. China Poblano, 893-2001.

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