‘Day 214: Red and the Black’
courtesy of ‘InspirationDC’
Had enough Sticky Rice and margs from the Country Club? Ready for something new? Lucky you. H Street is expanding, and introducing a new Asian restaurant and a seafood/pizza place.
The Hamilton Restaurant Group, Inc. applied for a liquor license for their new endeavor, Liberty Tree. They describe Liberty Tree to be “A seafood and brick oven pizza restaurant with recorded music. No entertainment. Occupancy Load is 57 and Summer Garden of 144 seats.” Liberty Tree will be located at 1016 H Street, N.E. The lovely Nicole over at The Hill Is Home had a chance to talk with the owners at the H street festival and she seems stoked about the seafood dishes.
Foodies LLC also applied for a Name TBD “new restaurant featuring Asian cuisine and a summer garden with 25 seats. Request an entertainment endorsement to feature live bands, DJ, and Karaoke with no designated dance floor. Occupancy load of 99.” The TBD place is located at 1110 H Street, NE, a few blocks west of the main drag of clubs and restaurants on H.
Personally? I’m still stoked for the beer garden. I’ve been dry cleaning my dirndl.
‘Engine Co. No. 28’
courtesy of ‘flipperman75’
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group (who brought you Rustico, Evening Star, Eat Bar, etc.) has announced the opening of a new concept, the Columbia Firehouse in Old Town. With two different restaurant experiences, and two bars, the Firehouse will be quite the addition to the Alexandria dining scene.
The 80-seat upstairs dining room will serve as a classic chophouse with most of the restaurant’s meats and all of its charcuterie selected, butchered and prepared by Red Apron. The 120-seat dining room downstairs will offer a casual menu with a focus on modern American comfort food, small plates and sandwiches, such as dry-rubbed & smoked chicken wings with buttermilk blue & firehouse bbq sauces, Maryland crab cake with jicama slaw and Dijon aioli, and the firehouse burger.
Columbia Firehouse will also be home to two bars. The main bar, located on the ground floor of the restaurant, will specialize in pure, authentic versions of classic cocktails including Rickey’s, Fizzes, Sazeracs and more. he second floor bar and adjoining lounge will be open for special events, and will allow cocktail enthusiasts to sample a rotating menu of creative concoctions, as well as aperitifs and after-dinner drinks. I’m sure I’ll have much more information for you when it opens.