Seasonal Pantry Announces April Departure from Shaw

1314 ½ Ninth Street, NW

Ed. Note: So after April what are the best supper clubs left in DC?

Seasonal Pantry’s departure is official. They’ve announce on Facebook they’ll be doing their supper club through early April and then off to Colorado:


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  • justinbc

    I’ve heard that the Bub & Pops folks host a Sunday supper club, or something of that sort. I’ve never been, but I would imagine it would be quite fantastic.

  • There’s a Supper Club sort of thing at Big Bear.

  • I’m not that surprised, as the “pantry” part of the store has been reducing its hours dramatically. Wondering what this means for Sundevich, which I believe is the same owners?

  • Congratulations to them for the run and best of luck with the new adventure! I actually wonder why this doesn’t happen more often around here – Why run a cool place in a transitional, self-important town when the world is full of communities of people that actually want to live where they do, and where everyone, not just desperate house-poor pre-child investment-savvy lawyer couples, are excited to welcome a venture like this.

    • justinbc

      There are plenty of people in DC who are not transitional, house-poor, etc type of couples you disdain. Don’t sell yourself and your city short.

    • I Dont Get It

      You must be fun at parties. Please be my date to Barcelona on the 14th.

    • Yeah, a very effective way to get away from people who just come for short-periods of time and have too much money is to relocate to Breckenridge…

    • On the contrary, the world is full of places where people live simply because they have no other options. Many, if not most, DC residents are extremely fortunate to have the opportunities and resources to live anywhere in the US or even the world, and they’ve made a conscious decision to settle here.

    • wow- bitter much? You know when you come across someone that you have no interest in knowing…like, ever? Yeah, I do too.

  • Does Dinner Lab count? Intrigued by it but haven’t signed up for it yet.

    • pcat

      I tried Dinner Lab when it was hosted by the Smithsonian. It was way over priced and not good at all. The food was boring, cold, and poorly cooked. It may count but I wouldn’t do it again.

    • Dinner Lab is a blight on the strip of Upshur where their prep kitchen is located. It looks abandoned and there are always people loitering in front of it.

      It is a shame as the rest of the strip gets cleaned up that it looks so terrible and is such a dead spot.

      • Particularly when that space is surprisingly large, has a fully functional hood and is already 50% of the way to what could be a great new restaurant.

  • I’m the landlord. What would the neighborhood like in this quirky space? We’ll put up a sign and contact info soon.

    • justinbc

      PoPville users are usually tripping over themselves to shout what would “totally kill it” in a given location, I’m surprised nobody is taking this opportunity to do so.

      • Lisa’s Haberdashery should do well here.

        • “Well, I suppose I could, uh, work in a shop of some kind, or… or do, uh, freelance, uh, selling of some sort of, uh, product. You know…
          Marty DiBergi: A salesman?
          Nigel Tufnel: A salesman, like maybe in a, uh, haberdasher, or maybe like a, uh, um… a chapeau shop or something. You know, like, “Would you… what size do you wear, sir?” And then you answer me.
          Marty DiBergi: Uh… seven and a quarter.
          Nigel Tufnel: “I think we have that.” See, something like that I could do.

    • A fast-ish type food place, maybe take-out other than Sundevich type food. Nothing to get in that neighborhood for a quick bite to each short of giant or maybe Beau Thai. Also, Lost and Found allows you to bring food in, but Sundevich is the only game in town. I love Sundevich but I am not always in the mood for a sandwich at a bar.

      • I echo the take-out spot. The pantry part of seasonal pantry is what I miss most. I stopped by every weekend on my way back from giant to get dan’s pickles, pastries, lamb meatballs in tomato sauce, and soups. Would love a place like that in the neighborhood again if possible!

    • Keep it innovative and incubative, if you can! Seasonal Pantry was treat.

    • BREAKFAST! Bagels would be a plus but anything that serves a decent carry out breakfast sandwich would be much appreciated (by me at least).

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I’m gonna post this as the lead question tonight too so more folks see it – Lisa if you have square footage or any other details just let me know!! Thanks.

    • Some place that isn’t “curated” or offer “concepts”. A nice bistro that does some non-trendy cuisine well.

    • A real butcher! The neighborhood really needs a decent place to buy meat, and I think (I hope) a centrally located butcher would do very well.

  • saf

    So, the sale of the Breckenridge Brewery isn’t affecting this?

  • More Korean BBQ

  • I only went to Seasonal Pantry one time and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. Can’t really afford to eat at places like this (for any but the specialiest specialest of occasions), but grateful for what they did and sad to see them go.

  • TIMPLA is a new(ish) Filipino pop-up prix fixe supper club. I’ve been to one and was BLOWN away. Their idea is to bring typical street Filipino dishes and elevate them to high level cuisine, as well as drawing on their Filipino/American identities and fusions. Seriously, the best meal of my life. Plus it’s in a beautiful house in Petworth, it’s BYOB, they explain and present each dish and it’s inspiration, throw in a couple of surprises off the menu, and by the end of the night, you have 5 – 6 new friends!

  • We love Seasonal Pantry..though we already horribly miss the Pantry, and will miss Dan and the supper club post April…Wishing him the best of luck in Colorado.

  • the font on that note is so cool. anyone know what it is?

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