From Bulletproof Glass Carryout to a Proper Sit Down Restaurant – Andrene’s Caribbean & Soul Food on Kennedy Street – Grand Opening Friday

Andrenes window
Photo courtesy Andrene’s

From an email:

“Andrene’s Caribbean & Soul Food Brings Dine-In to Kennedy Street

Andrene’s Caribbean & Soul Food [warning music plays on website], a neighborhood favorite on Kennedy Street NW, has removed its plexiglass and will reopen with a new interior and dine-in seating on Friday, December 12 from 2-9pm. Andrene’s Grand Reopening will feature a live DJ, free samples, and 10% of the day’s profit will be donated to So Others Might Eat.

Andrene Finn’s generous portions of jerk, stewed chicken, oxtail, goat, plantains, wings and ribs draw customers to stop in from all over the city. Now, her customers are welcome to stay a bit longer. Andrene is a resident in the neighborhood, and knows many customers by name. The plexiglass was already in place when she took over the location at 308 Kennedy Street NW in 2006. Now there are bar seats facing the street, four tables for two, a is fully ADA accessible entrance and bathroom. This feature was important to Andrene, a social worker by day serving DC’s aging community.


Andrene decided to transform her businesses with encouragement and free advise from neighbors and fellow members of the Kennedy Street Development Association (KSDA), including a construction manager, interior designer, and an architect. KSDA works with business owners, property owners, and city agencies to make Kennedy Street a better place for everyone around the street.”

Previous plexiglass:


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