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New Kitchens on the Block 3.0

DC food incubator Mess Hall hosted their third annual New Kitchens on the Block on Sunday, October 8, showcasing signature dishes and cocktails from 11 of DC’s highly anticipated new restaurants.

Guests experienced everything from mouthwatering gourmet burgers (Lucky Buns) and heavenly dumplings with a 21-ingredient dipping sauce (Dorjee Momo) to incredible lamb kathi rolls (Badaas) and duck prosciutto sandwiches with orange butter (Cured).

Not to be outdone by the food, the restaurants’ cocktail offerings were on point, with Bandass delivering the perfect amount of spice with Green with Envy (vodka, cucumber, jalapeno, mint, basil, lime), while Maydan presented the ultimate balanced and refreshing cocktail with Jnayna (“garden” – Green Hat Gin, fennel, dill, cucumber, arak).

Based on the tasty dishes and libations at the event, the DC area is in for quite a treat when the restaurants debut in 2017/2018. See a complete list of restaurants to come below, and peek through our photo gallery from the event.

Photos and story: Alex Thompson

by Vikram Sunderam (Rasika)
20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, DC; www.bindaasdc.com
Coming Fall 2017

by Haidar Karoum (Proof, Doi Moi, Estadio)
1331 4th St. SE, DC; www.restaurantchloe.com
Coming Fall 2017

Coconut Club by Adam Greenberg
by Adam Greenberg (Barcelona)
Coming 2018

Cured DC
by Chris Johnson & James Brosch
Coming soon

Dorjee Momo
by Lobsang Dorjee Tsering
Coming 2017

Eleanor – Bowling Lounge, Bar and Grill
by Adam Stein (Red’s Table)
Coming soon

Lucky Buns
by Alex McCoy (Duke’s Grocery, Alfie’s)
2000 18th St. NW, DC; www.luckybunsdc.com
Coming Fall 2017

by Todd Gray
Inside the Museum of the Bible: 409 3rd St. SW, DC
Coming November 2017

by Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan (Compass Rose)
1346 Florida Ave. NW, DC; www.maydandc.com
Coming Fall 2017

by Camilla Aragno and Tom Welling (Adour, Fiola)
391 Morse St. NW, DC; www.plumabyblubebird.com
Coming Fall 2017

Spoken English/Brothers & Sisters at The LINE Hotel
by Erik Bruner-Yang (Maketto, Paper Horse)
1770 Euclid St. NW, DC; www.thelinehotel.com/dc
Coming Fall 2017