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Rito Loco wins Best New Shaw Business of 2015 Award; District Pilates and Foundry Gallery also win Awards at Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting


Rito Loco, which offers a menu of tacos and burritos that have gained a following from DC to Miami, won the Best New Shaw Business of 2015 Award at the Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC on March 23, 2016. Owners Louie Hankins and Danny Diaz accepted the award, thanking the neighborhood for supporting their business got its start with a food truck of the same name.

Rito Loco's menu includes beef, chicken, fish, vegetarian, and even breakfast versions of their specialties, featuring family recipes made fresh from scratch. Unique items like avocado fries join best sellers like the Rib Rito (made with baby back pork ribs) and even salads. Unlike other burritos, Rito Loco's burritos deliver more great tasting ingredients instead of relying on extra rice as filler,. So stop by 606 Florida Avenue, NW and find out why Shaw is loco for Rito Loco (Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 7am-11pm, Thursday, 7am-12am, Friday, 7am-4am, Saturday, 10am-4am, and Sunday, 10am-10pm). Or order through Uber Eats. For more information, visit

District Pilates won first runner up honors. The studio is located at 1302 9th Street, NW and offers private and group Reformer and Chair classes, from beginner to advanced. Owner Bailey Rizer is pregnant and was unable to accept the award in person. For more information on @districtpilates, visit

Foundry Gallery won the second runner up award. The 45-year-old artists cooperative gallery, which relocated from Dupont Circle last year, presents the work of established and emerging local contemporary artists in changing exhibitions each month. The gallery, located at 2118 8th Street, NW, is open Wednesday- Sunday, 1-7pm. Foundry Gallery Board of Directors President Fran Abrams, whose work is on exhibit at the gallery until March 27th, accepted the award at the ceremony. For more information, visit

The award winners are among 31 new businesses that opened in retail spaces in Shaw Main Streets' service area in 2015. To explore the over 300 businesses that now call Shaw home, download the free ShopinShaw mobile app from the Apple App store or GooglePlay.