Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bar and restaurant Homestead opening Thursday next to Qualia Coffee on Georgia Ave

More new things! Homestead, the bar and restaurant from the Blaguard folks coming to 3911 Georgia Ave NW is opening on Thursday, according to a press release. The spot, next to Qualia Coffee, will be focused on American food in family-sale portions with seasonal cocktails and local ingredients, including herbs they'll grow there.

There will be 175 seats on three levels with a lot of outdoor options -- the main level with a bar, a second floor with a patio and a third floor bar with another patio. They had their soft opening yesterday and based on the pictures it looks pretty nice.

Food options include lamb bacon BLT sliders, catfish nuggets, charcuterie, prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, and more, ranging from $8 for the catfish to $40 for the prime rib. They'll have family style dinners (kind of like prix fixe) which includes three sides for $70. There's a dozen beers on tap plus other draft ciders, wines and cocktails.

They're open for diner only until July 1 when they'll start brunch on the weekends. The food looks pretty awesome based on Twitter pictures:

Here's the full press release for more info:
The team behind The Blaguard – the beloved neighborhood bar in Adams Morgan – will officially open its new restaurant, Homestead, Thursday, June 23, 2016 in the heart of Petworth at 3911 Georgia Avenue NW. The menu – developed by Executive Chef Marty Anklam – will focus on chef-inspired comfort foods in family-style portions, seasonal cocktails, and local, responsibly sourced ingredients. Homestead’s opening marks the first solo restaurant venture from Nic Makris, co-owner of The Blaguard, as well as the return of Chef Anklam to his hometown roots.  
The team of locals – who first met during grade school and have remained friends ever since – hope Homestead will become a mainstay for Petworth neighbors, District dwellers and visitors alike. “DC always has and will be our home and we want Homestead to reflect that,” said owner Nic Makris. “It’s a place where people can gather with their friends time after time because we’re here to take care of them. The food and drink you eat should be as good as the company you keep.”      
In the spirit of true home-style cooking, Homestead will rely on its relationships with high-quality purveyors such as Roseda Farms (MD, VA, PA) and Copper Penny Farms (MD) to offer diners a menu focused on fresh produce, meat, and game.   Menu highlights include Lamb Bacon BLT Sliders ($9); Catfish Nuggets with cajun sauce ($8); and Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Mélange ($40), in addition to Dry Aged Braised Short Ribs and Homestead’s Roseda Farms Meatloaf, both served family style with three side dish choices ($70). Homestead’s bar program will tout a dozen rotating beers on tap. In addition to beer, the drafts will include numerous ciders, wines and house-made cocktails.  
The 4,000 square-foot restaurant will accommodate 175 diners across three levels: A main floor dining room and bar; second-level mezzanine and outdoor patio accessible by its own street-level entrance; and a third-level bar featuring its own outdoor patio. An extra 70 seats will be available on the two, upper-level outdoor patios during warm weather months, in addition to plans for a rooftop garden from which Chef Anklam plans to grow the kitchen’s own supply of fresh herbs and vegetables.  In addition, Homestead – which was built as a residential row house in 1922 – features woodwork refurbished from the original building and reclaimed artwork from local DC sources such as Bistro Francais, Community Forklift, Cochrans Lumber and even a Park View row home throughout the space. 
 Homestead will accept reservations for dinner by phone at 202-627-2371.  The restaurant’s opening hours will be 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch service will begin on July 1.
 For more information, please visit www.homesteaddc.com or check them out on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) at @homestead_dc. 
 ABOUT CHEF MARTY ANKLAMA graduate of Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Marty Anklam began training at the ripe age of four when he received his first knife set on Christmas morning. Flash forward a decade or so later – including many hours spent cooking alongside his mother Cissy - to Anklam’s first kitchen stint at Bistro Bistro in Arlington, Va. where his fascination with the restaurant industry was even further cemented. Anklam’s passion for hearty, seasonal cooking took him across the U.S., including posts at the critically-acclaimed Downtown Grill in Oxford, Ms. and Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Co. before returning to his native DC to join Homestead’s opening team. 

Photos from TroyalTAA PR and Homestead. Rooftop pictured here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Super excited, but please tell me the blue signage is temporary. It stands out from the rest of the building -- not in a good way!!!