11 Upcoming Restaurants Showcased at New Kitchens 5.0

NKOTB 5 Poster

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.

The details

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.


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