He said the restaurant would be managed by Geoff Dawson, the man behind a host of popular Washington spots, including Iron Horse Taproom, Penn Social, Rocket Bar, Buffalo Billiards and many more. (And yes, he was also the former Capstronaut.) And Kornheiser said the partners want to maintain the restaurant’s homey reputation
U STREET— The neighborhood is getting yet another bar, according to the Washington Post. The team behind Penn Social, Highline RxR, Big Chief, and the forthcoming Smoked and Stacked is opening Franklin Hall. The beer bar promises more than 20 brews and sausages from chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley. [WaPo]
The partners behind Penn Social near Verizon Center, Highline RxR in Crystal City, Big Chief in Ivy City and the forthcoming Smoked and Stacked in the Washington Convention Center have yet another project on the boards: a 6,000-square-foot American beer hall in the Manhattan Laundry building on Florida Avenue NW. Dubbed Franklin Hall, the project will feature a 50-foot bar, two lounges, large communal tables, two fireplaces, 20-plus beers on draft and a small menu featuring sausages from Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley.
IVY CITY: Northeast has another new bar in Big Chief, which opened over the holiday weekend. They have live music, DJs and more. Status: Certified open. 2002 Fenwick St. NE; website.