Jose Andres’ Jaleo still kicks out tasty tapas, night after night. The paella is worth ordering, too: guest chef Quim Marqués of El Suquet de l’Almirall is on hand until June 21st to celebrate the DC restaurant’s “Paella Festival”. If you’re headed to the nation’s capital (along with half the free world during the summer, it seems), do yourself a favor: skip the overpriced, over-touristed museum food courts–Jaleo’s not so far from the Mall.
Or, in lieu of a trip to DC, you can watch Andres on TV. He hosts the PBS program “Made in Spain“. It airs locally on WYES at 5 am and 11 am Saturdays (sorry, it’s not currently airing on WLAE). It turns out that the national PBS listings website is wrong; I should have known that NOLA-centric WYES, which in recent years has focused on New Orleans nostalgia to generate revenue, wouldn’t be airing a contemporary food show.