‘steak and kidney pie @ als cafe’
courtesy of ‘rjw1′
I love walking up H St NE. There’s always a storefront getting redone, a new restaurant opening up, or just some sort of action catching my attention in general. I went there yesterday to track the development of three restaurants I’ve had my eyes on recently.
We all know that a target opening date is often missed in DC, but I’m still hoping to see these three establishments open in March.
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.