New Kitchens On The Block returns to Mess Hall on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The fifth edition of the renowned culinary event series offers a onetime-only opportunity to taste of 11 of DC’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest, award-winningest chefs – before they open. Guests have the chance to savor signature dishes and drinks from each concept, while enjoying unlimited beer from 3 Stars Brewing Company.
The participants are:
- Emilie’s by Kevin Tien
- Piccolina by Amy Brandwein
- Bar Jônt by Ryan Ratino
- Philotimo by Nicholas Stefanelli
- Dauphine’s by Kyle Bailey
- Oyster Oyster by Rob Rubba
- Hatoba by Katsuya Fukushima
- Prima by Michael Schlow
- Sloppy Mama’s by Joe Neuman
- Daru by Dante Datta and Suresh Sundas
- Cracked by Alex Buc
Cocktails will be powered by spirits provided by our generous sponsors – New Columbia Distillers’ Green Hat Gin, El Silencio Mezcal, One Eight Distilling, and Catoctin Creek.
While eating and drinking, guests will have a chance to view and purchase food-focused artworks from local artist Jodie Kostelnik of the Neighborgoods.
Washington City Paper dubbed New Kitchens On The Block “the Godzilla of pop-ups,” because the monster-sized line-up never fails to wow. Previous editions gave diners a first taste of Maydan, Spoken English, Brothers & Sisters, Call Your Mother, the Salt Line, Unconventional Diner, Lucky Buns, Chloe, Reverie, Coconut Club, Colada Shop, Gravitas, Three Blacksmiths, Rasa, and many others.
Date and time: Sunday, April 7, 2019 for two separate two-hour sessions; 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.
Location: Mess Hall; 703 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC 20017; messhalldc.com
Tickets: Available on EventBrite (https://nkotb5.eventbrite.com/?aff=pr). General admission is $75 and there are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $135, which include epic swag-not-schwag bags.
NKOTB 5.0 is a Mess Hall/(cr)eating Joint Production.