You may recall The Pinch, a new American restaurant coming to 3548 14th Street NW, the old El Salvadoreno space (shown at right).
They're opening today at 5 pm, and they'll be open 7 days a week st 5 pm. Here's more from the co-owner Daniel Maceda, and I hope to have some photos and try it out soon. They'll be doing brunch soon too.
And here's their Facebook page and Yelp.
The Pinch is the latest addition to the resurgence of the Columbia Heights and Petworth neighborhoods. This restaurant, bar, and live music venue will feature specialty cocktails, contemporary twists on classic American fare and live music in a comfortable, neighborhood bar setting. The newly refurbished space will feature works by local artists and houses a broad selection of tap, bottled, and canned beer.
This is the first venture by a young and talented ownership and management team and they are pouring their hearts into it. Come see them in action seven days a week, and learn more about the inspiration behind The Pinch and their plans for the future. Our Grand Opening will be Friday May 4th @ 5PM and we will be open 7 nights a week (opening @ 5PM every evening). Look for us to add weekend brunch soon.
We will have 6 taps, and 30 or more bottles/cans. The list will be mostly American craft brews and will shift and change throughout the year. Our opening list will include- Omegang Hennepin, Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, just to name few...
The menu will be contemporary American fare (some highlights):
Appetizers- Pretzel Crusted Fried Pickles, Assorted sliders (Hoisan BBQ Duck, Caprese, Crab cake, Steak),
Burgers- my 2 favorites are the Jerk Turkey, and the Meat Lovers (topped with pulled duck, bacon, cheddar, and fried onions). Vegetarians- Will find a number of items on our menu, my favorite being the Portabello "burger", a cap with spinach, sun dried tomato, garlic, sauteed onion, mozzarella.
Sandwiches- Walnut Crusted Talapia, and a Flank Steak Sandwich served with Chef Steph's house made steak sauce
Initially we will be opening with just our main floor bar and dining area. We intend to open the performance lounge in the next couple of weeks