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New Kitchens On The Block

  • 703 Edgewood Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20017 United States (map)

New Kitchens On The Block is back! The fourth edition of the always sold-out event returns to Mess Hall on Sunday, June 3 for two sessions (12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.). It’s a onetime-only opportunity taste of 10 of DC’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest chefs – before they open. Guests will have the chance to savor signature dishes and drinks
from each concept, while enjoying unlimited beer from Flying Dog Brewery. Washington City Paper dubbed New Kitchens On The Block “the Godzilla of pop-ups,” because the monster-sized line-up never fails to wow.

The participants are:
Call Your Mother from the team behind Timber Pizza
The Imperial from the team behind Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Mama Chang from Peter Chang (Q by Peter Chang)
Shilling Canning Company from Reid Shilling, a veteran of the Dabney
Amparo Fondita from Christian Irabien
Agni Restaurant and Bar from Srividhya Ganesan
Three Blacksmiths from John MacPherson (Foster Harris House)
Chop Shop Taco from Ed McIntosh (Tortilladora)
Bandoola Bowl from the team behind Mandalay
Cielo Rojo from David Perez

Cocktails will be powered by spirits provided by our generous sponsors, Green Hat Gin and El Silencio Tequila, while Flying Dog Brewery will be pouring two brews. While eating and drinking, guests will have a chance to view and purchase food-focused artworks from
local artist Veronica Melendez.

The details:
Date and time: Sunday, June 3, 2018 for two separate two-hour sessions; 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.
Location: Mess Hall; 703 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC 20017;
Tickets: Available on EventBrite ( General admission is $65 and there are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $115, which include swag-not-schwag bags.

Previous editions of New Kitchens On The Block gave diners a first taste of Maydan (just named one of the best new restaurants in America by Food & Wine magazine), Erik Bruner-Yang’s two new concepts in the Line Hotel, Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s Smoked & Stacked, the Salt Line from Kyle Bailey, Cathal Armstrong’s two new concepts at the Wharf, Alex McCoy’s Lucky Buns, Haidar Karoum’s Chloe, Colada Shop, Rasa, and many others.