In case you were heading to Nicaro for dinner tonight, or tomorrow, or anytime in the next couple weeks, think again. As of today, June 29, Nicaro will be closed for "2 weeks." I added the quotes since I am a bit dubious about the mid-July re-opening.
Word on the street is that head chef, Pedro Matamoros, is heading west. Well, not too far west, Ramsay Ave in SS. Pedro is working to open a new place where Teddy's previously served the best roti in town. You do know roti, right? It's that fab West Indian griddle-cooked flat bread traditionally served with a curry dish of potato mixed with seafood or meat.
I've actually never had, but it does sound interesting. You may know Teddy's as a previous incarnation, the Luau Hut, which was recently featured on the award winning Silver Spring Singular. However, Pedro's new restaurant is not scheduled to open till the Fall.
Supposedly, a new ownership group will be re-opening 8229 Georgia Ave. However I don't want to say Nicaro will be re-opening since that really won't be happening. It looks like when the doors do re-open, Nicaro staff will be in place, but perhaps just to train new servers and cooks, maybe? It's all pretty uncertain at the moment. However what is certain is that the Nicaro we knew and loved (at least I did) has shut its doors. What's to come at 8229 Georgia and at 8407 Ramsay is a mystery. Stay tuned. If I find out more I'll let you know.