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America Eats

At least for two more weeks.

3:40 PM, Jun 20, 2012 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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"People ask me in Europe, when they do interviews ... they ask me, 'Well, how does it feel to be a cook in a country that doesn't know how to eat?'" Andrés says while previewing dishes and drinks from the America Eats menu. "It always touches a nerve, because Europe and the world think that America is no more than bad hot dogs and bad burgers. And America is so much more, and I think this is the place you're going to get a sense that this is true."

At least it's a place until July 4. His highly acclaimed Minibar will return on the second floor at some point later. But what of the America Eats menu? And what about the bar that proudly displays American spirits like Catoctin Creek rye, Death's Door white whiskey, and Four Roses Bourbon? Will it simply all become a part of history?

Andrés wouldn't say. Which gives me a glimmer of hope that somewhere sometime in the future I'll be able to order that Brunswick Stew.

And in case my publisher is still reading this, Andrés insisted our lunch was on the house (although I did leave a $20 tip!).

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