Opening Late Summer, “The Bird will be a poultry-centric, “Beak to Toe” restaurant, showcasing vegetables from EatWell DC’s own farm in La Plata MD”

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1337 11th Street, NW

Lot more info on The Bird restaurant, we learned about last week, from a press release:

“EatWell DC announces a new restaurant and bar – “The Bird” – will be located at 1337 11th St NW, DC at the Corner of O St.

The Bird will be a poultry-centric, “Beak to Toe” restaurant, showcasing vegetables from EatWell DC’s own farm in La Plata MD, EatWell Natural Farm, and local poultry producers of all stripes. The bar will feature craft cocktails & soft drinks, regional & international beers as well as wines from eco-conscious producers worldwide.

The Bird will be a cozy Logan/Shaw neighborhood space (3100 s/f) with about 75 seats and 11 bar stools inside, on two levels and additional outdoor seating on both the street level and 2nd floor terrace. The small but dramatic restaurant will have six different spaces and each space, as well as the bathrooms, will be designed differently from the next and serve as a canvas for local artists and craftsmen.

Chef Michael Bonk, who heads up kitchen at The Pig, is the menu maker and partner. He intends to serve only ethically treated and natural products—all local and farm fresh. The menu is inspired by poultry dishes from all over the world using chicken & capon, duck, quail, turkey, squab, grouse, goose and ostrich and all of their various parts and pieces. The menu will change seasonally.

The operators will be David Winer, Josh Hahn, Antonio Oquendo, Peter Eskra and Executive Chef Michael Bonk, the principals in EatWell DC, owners of Logan Tavern, Grillfish, Commissary and The Pig.

The Bird will serve weekend Brunch as well as Dinner nightly and a special early evening Bar menu daily, both inside and out.

The Bird is expected to open in late summer 2016.”

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