News and Events

NEW RESTAURANT OPENINGS

Donahue (Georgetown)

Donahue lounge is officially open in Georgetown and offers Washingtonians a champagne and cocktail lounge with fine dining “New American” cuisine. Donahue is owned by Luca Giovannini (the former Corporate Beverage Director for Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants Group), Cesar Varela (former Sommelier and Cellar Master with Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants), and Noe Landini (Restaurateur behind Bar Deco, Anchor Bar, Fish Market, Pop’s Ice Cream, and the members-only club, CXIII REX), Donahue has already established themselves as the hot-spot for the new “Roaring 20s” (safely, of course!) as we head into the summer. (Photos and interviews available upon request)

GATSBY  (Navy Yard)

GATSBY, from, Knead Hospitality + Design opened in early April. The neighborhood diner sits directly opposite of Nationals Park and offers remarkable views into the stadium from their second-floor dining room. Guests can find comfort in a reimagined diner menu that showcases traditional American cuisine with classic cocktails. The contemporary twist on art deco and the roaring 20s interior design will transport you back in time, whether you are looking for a casual dining spot or one steeped in old-school glamour. You can expect an all-day menu with brunch, lunch, and dinner options as well as an extensive dessert program by James Beard Semifinalist, Umber Ahmad, whose adjoining Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery will for the first time enter the world of full-service dining.

Las Gemelas (La Cosecha – Union Market)
The team behind Espita and Ghostburger opened their new dual restaurant concept, “Las Gemelas,” in Union Market District’s La Cosecha. The two restaurant concepts “Taqueria Las Gemelas” and “Las Gemelas Cocina Mexicana,” are like twin sisters (“Las Gemelas means “twin sisters” in Spanish) with different personalities located across from each other within the Latin La Cosecha market. On the Taqueria side of the sister restaurant concept, guests can feel comfortable dining indoors with the Taqueria’s garage door fourth wall that opens to allow for air flow throughout the fast-casual restaurant! On the Cocina side, guests can feel comfortable dining indoors at their JUST opened Cocina, or sit outdoors on their patio to enjoy an all-day happy hour, brunch, or an upscale dinner.

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