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Artisphere and restaurant group Barroso Inc. (the tasty minds behind Guajillo and Casa Oaxaca) have partnered with the Washington Post Express to launch a public naming contest for the new restaurant and bar which will formally open on April 1. Submit your entry through Expressnightout.com/contests from February 8 to 18. Click here for complete contest rules.

From March 1 to 11, vote for your favorite out of the top three entries chosen by Artisphere and Barroso Inc. The grand prize for the winning name includes a private dinner party for eight in Artisphere’s Terrace Gallery.

The restaurant’s menu will feature a seasonal menu of comfort food with Latin flavors made from locally-sourced and fresh ingredients. The restaurant will also offer delicious alternatives to the usual intermission concession items, including homemade guacamole, fire-roasted salsa and chips, tortas (Mexican sandwiches), empanadas and charcuterie plates.

The restaurant’s April 1 launch party, limited to 300 guests, will be by reservation only—there will be no admission fee. Details on how to reserve your spot will be announced at a later date. Facebook fans and Twitter followers will be receive advance notice about launch party registration.

The restaurant and bar, open the same hours as Artisphere, will be a modern and exciting addition to Rosslyn’s daytime dining, happy hour and nightlife scene.


Grand Prize: An Artful Evening
Private dinner  party for eight in Artisphere’s Terrace Gallery
Catered by Artisphere’s restaurant and bar
Followed by VIP tickets to an event
Eight reservations to the restaurant’s April 1 restaurant launch party

Top Two Finalists
Finalists receive two tickets to an event of their choice, dinner and cocktails at Artisphere’s restaurant plus two reservations for the April 1 restaurant launch party

Contest Voters (Voting is from March 1-11)
All voters will receive an exclusive discount coupon code for select March/April Artisphere events

BYT watermarked photos of Artisphere’s Cafe/Bar by Aditya Banerjee