Uber and José Andrés Team Up for a Week of Giveaways

Your tapas taxi has arrived.

Uber teams up with José Andrés for giveaways including a late-night tasting at Oyamel. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Uber, the car service that brought you ice cream, Christmas trees, and condoms, is now jumping into the restaurant game. More specifically, the José Andrés empire. The company just announced a partnership with the Spanish restaurateur’s Think Food Group, which involves a number of promotions and giveaways through Monday, September 15. 

The “all access” week (#UberALLACCESS) starts today. App users who order the service’s pricier black-car option between 6 AM and 5:30 PM can enter a promotion code for the chance to win various freebies for two, such as cocktails and snacks at Barmini, a late-night tasting at Oyamel, or a chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings at Jaleo DC. Uber transportation to each restaurant is complimentary up to $100, and winners are given a $50 credit toward their ride home. Only one winner is picked a day, but anyone without luck on their side can opt for  “secret” (yet publicized) “Uber experience menus” at participating Andrés eateries. What is an Uber menu? We’re not entirely sure, but we guess it involves candy peppermints and miniature bottles of water. Good luck!

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.