Miguelito at Plaza del Sol February 4, 2012 (photo by Hélène Myko)
It's almost 6pm on Wednesday as I struggle to type these words. As much as I love my iPad, the onscreen keyboard is a pain to use for extended periods. Oh well. So it's official. After a short trial period, the flamenco show at Plaza del Sol Restaurant is now EVERY Saturday.
Yeah flamenco-wise, it's not exactly something new in Bethesda, Maryland. There have been flamenco shows here on and off over the years: Andalucía Restaurant, Thyme Square Café, Jaleo Bethesda (if you count Sevillanas as flamenco), Frascati, Divino Lounge and now Plaza del Sol. And of course, there are the flamenco dance classes at Joy of Motion Bethesda.
Of course I'm thrilled to have yet another fun night of flamenco every week while also making some money. But I'm also thrilled about the opportunity to expose more people to the art of flamenco who might not discover it for themselves unless they happen to walk by Plaza del Sol.
The cool thing is that the "stage" is right by the window. The original intention was to put the show in an area of the restaurant such that the servers wouldn't get in the way of the dancers. But as it turns out, having the show by the window attracts people's attention and hopefully draws them into the restaurant. But there's more to the draw than the flamenco. In the few months that Plaza has been open, they've gotten a rep for excellent food and service. So come for the flamenco but definitely stay and try the food.