Gillian Clark’s, The Kitchen on K Street in NoMa Applies for Liquor License

Nice to see some progress here. Kitchen on K Street will be located at 250 K Street NE. The liquor license application says:

“New full service restaurant serving classic American cuisine. Occupancy load is 90. Summer Garden has 15 seats.”

Hoping we’ll see one of these signs in Petworth soon as well…

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  • Has Gillian Clark ever been thought of as anything other than a colossal pain in the A? Went to Colorado Kithen once. Food was good but the whole vibe was very Soup Nazi. Going out to dinner should not be a stressful experience.

    • I had one entirely pleasant interaction with her and her partner at The General Store, which just closed, and I’ll sorely miss the collard greens and lemon chess pie. From comments in the Silver Spring blogosphere, however, it seems that I was decidedly in the minority.

      http://www.silverspringsingular.com/2011/03/general-store-is-no-more.html

    • I went to Colorado Kitchen once. Food was good but, for my tastes at least, there wasn’t enough of it for the price. Had no problem with Clark, but I was seated at a table and didn’t expect her to go out of her way to interact with me. Never went to the General Store. She has a lot of detractors and supporters. I think her big mistake was having an “open” kitchen that appeared to invite interaction with customers seated nearby when in fact (according to reports) she doesn’t seem to be that interested in interacting with people. And there is nothing wrong with not wanting to interact with people. I can count on one hand the number of dining experiences I’ve had where the chef made it a point to talk to diners (who were not wealthy, famous, or friends). But if gladhanding is not your thing, better to not do it than to set up a restaurant in a way that invites it.

  • Has she been paying rent the whole time in Park Place?

  • Should be awesome.

  • When is she going to open up her restaurant in Petworth? It seems like at least half of the the storefronts at Park Place remain empty after years. This is ridiculous. Does anyone know what the deal is?

  • PoP, from one New Yorker to another, would you post the a request or a statement regarding Gillian Clarke’s lack of updates for the Petworth restaurant, please? Unfortunately, no one in power will put much weight on the comments section, but if you pose a real question on the main part of your site, people may take notice. We need to get these high profile businesses in the neighborhood.

  • Can we start to take bets to how long it will take until Kitchen on K folds? First bet…fall of 2013.

  • Really, why even bother to go somewhere you are not wanted.

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