The Bird Popping Up at The Pig May 23-25

Future home of The Bird at 1337 11th Street, NW

From an email:

“EatWell DC’s new restaurant and bar The Bird will be hatching this fall at 1337 11th St NW, DC at the SE corner of 11th & O. The beak-to-toe restaurant will first host a pop-up at The Pig [1320 14th St, NW], Monday, May 23, 2016 through Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The three-day-only preview will showcase happy hour, dinner, and bar service beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The pop-up is reservations only, and can be made by calling 202-290-2821 or emailing [email protected] Online reservations will not be accepted. A sample menu for the evening can be found at both The Bird’s and The Pig’s website. [Sample menu below].

The Bird Pop Up Menu (PDF)

The poultry-centric concept will showcase four seasons of fowl, as the menu will change four times a year with the seasons, sourcing vegetables from Eatwell DC’s EatWell Natural Farm in La Plata MD, and meat from local poultry producers. The menu is inspired by poultry dishes from around the world using chicken & capon, duck, quail, turkey, squab, grouse, goose and ostrich and all of their various parts and pieces, as well as their eggs.

The menu, crafted by Executive Chef at The Pig & The Bird’s partner Michael Bonk, EatWell DC’s Pastry Chef Audrey Valerio and Beverage Director Kyle McNeel will showcase everything from “the odd duck” appetizer of crispy tongues, bbq necks, grilled hearts, and duck pastrami to a fried chicken & buttermilk waffle with fried chicken ice cream, maple syrup, candied cockscombs and dulcey crispy pearls.”

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  • That sounds really good. I wonder if their chickens are regular old Cornish Crosses or something special. I’ve been spoiled by the pastured heritage birds I get at the market. The meat is so much more flavorful.

    • Indeed, what breed of chicken are they using and where are they from? If they aren’t mentioning it, they are probably using the same commodity poultry that everyone else uses.

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