Chiko co-owner Scott Drewno promises that the second D.C. location of the inventive Chinese and Korean counter won’t stray far from the dishes that built up its following for the past year and a half.
After officially opening with a Valentine’s Day prix fixe last night, Chiko’s Dupont Circle spot will welcome walk-ins for dinner tonight with a menu that’s “about 75 percent” the same as the original in Capitol Hill, Drewno says.
Women winners were front and center. Amy Brandwein, chef/owner of Centrolina, won the coveted Chef of the Year award, Zena Polin, co-owner of The Daily Dish, won Favorite Gathering Place and Patricia Andres accepted the award for Exceptional Leadership & Impact along with Jose Andres who is in Guatemala helping earthquake victims. Scott Drewno, whose Chiko won New Restaurant of the Year, ended his speech with, “We should all be feminists.”