photo courtesy Ryan Gordon
Cornish pasties will soon make an appearance on the ever-changing H St.
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the beef and potato pie since you heard first of the British gastropub, The Queen Vic, you only have about one month left to go.
The Queen Vic owner Ryan Gordon tells me that the pub, which is named after a “Public House” in the soap EastEnders, will open its doors sometime between February 15th and 25th. The British menu will not be static, but change constantly. So expect a regular menu with the traditional fish & chips and curries, but many extras on an additional blackboard menu.
The name Ryan Gordon might be a familiar one to DC foodies or H Street residents. That’s because he’s also associated with The Pug, the low-key, neighborhood spot. Gordon says he chose H Street for The Queen Vic’s location because as an H Street resident he has witnessed the neighborhood’s transformation first-hand.
The British Pub already has a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account, all of which Ryan says he will use extensively to highlight daily specials, competitions, and new beers. (My contest idea: Who can eat the most kidney pies in 10 minutes?)
Gordon says once they finish the build-out all he needs is an inspection from the Department of Health and a final inspection. The Queen Vic missed its projected October 2010 opening, which Gordon says will not happen this time around.
Get ready! Do you think H St. is ready for a British pub? Are you brave enough to try an eel pie? You can head out Monday-Thursday from 5pm-2am, Friday from 5pm-3am, Saturday from 11-3am, and Sunday from 11-2am to find out!