8407 Ramsey Ave., Silver Spring
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: April 2018
More upscale Buena Vida will occupy the 2nd floor of this new space with lunch, dinner, brunch, and $35 all-you-can-eat small plates deal. Graham Bartlett, who most recently served as regional executive chef for Richard Sandoval Restaurants, has been tapped to serve as chef de cuisine for TTT & Buena Vida. Guests can anticipate traditional flavors from all the corners of Mexico, incorporating cage-free eggs and meats primarily sourced from Amish farmers, along with local seafood from the Chesapeake. Dishes span from mezcal-cured salmon tostadas and sweet corn empanadas to steak with house-cured bacon, poblano peppers, and Oaxaca cheese. Fast-casual restaurant TTT will occupy the first floor serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. TTT stands for Tacos, Tortas, and Tequila. The breakfast dishes at TTT include breakfast bowls, huevos rancheros tacos, cheese and potato taquitos, and breakfast guacamole.