Friday, March 3, 2017

Taqueria del Barrio, replacing Domku on Upshur, opening later this month and now hiring


Want to work at a new taco spot coming to Upshur Street? I just got a press release from the folks behind Taqueria del Barrio, who also run the DC Empanadas food truck. They're aiming to open later this month and are hiring now.

The spot is taking the place of Domku and looks pretty modern from their renderings. They describe it as a neighborhood taqueria with "authentic Mexican food made with locally sourced ingredients" plus cocktails, wine and craft beer.

Here's more info on hiring:
Taqueria del Barrio in Petworth Now Hiring Front & Back of House PositionsNew Authentic Mexican Concept to Hold Hiring Fairs on 3/8, 3/13, 3/15 Taqueria del Barrio, an authentic Mexican eatery from the owners of DC Empanadas, is coming soon to Washington’s Petworth neighborhood. The restaurant announced today it is now accepting applications for front and back of house positions. Beginning today, applications are open for a variety of positions including bartenders, servers, hosts, runners/bussers, and line cooks to join the welcoming, passionate team before the restaurant’s opening later this month.
 Applicants can view qualifications for all positions and submit a resume and cover letter at https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/fbh/6023783501.html. Interested applicants can also apply in person at the restaurant at 821 Upshur St NW from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, March 8,Monday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 15.
 Shawn Leis and Anna Bran-Leis, husband-and-wife owners, seek to create a fun and friendly neighborhood atmosphere at Taqueria del Barrio, with staff being a key part of that mission. Applicants should be team players with a positive attitude, a genuine sense of hospitality, and commitment to the highest professional standards and responsibility.
 Taqueria del Barrio will be the second concept from the couple, who also operate the beloved DC Empanadas concept and food truck out of Union Kitchen in Northeast DC. Authenticity will play a large role on Taqueria del Barrio’s menu, which features a mix of Mexican recipes as well as some modern takes on familiar dishes. From the bar, guests can expect a selection of artfully crafted signature drinks, classic cocktails, craft beers and wines. For exclusive updates about Taqueria del Barrio, visit Facebook.com/TaqueriadelBarrio or Twitter at @DelBarrioDC.
 About Taqueria del BarrioTaqueria del Barrio is a neighborhood taqueria in the heart of Washington’s Petworth community, serving authentic Mexican food made with locally sourced ingredients. A focused bar program, featuring artfully crafted signature drinks, classic cocktails, craft beers, and wines complements the modern dishes and rustic, no-fuss atmosphere. Visit Taqueria del Barrio online at www.facebook.com/TaqueriadelBarrio.

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