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New Restaurant, Baby Wale, Coming to Mt. Vernon Square Will Serve “roast chicken and lobster sandwiches”

by Prince Of Petworth — November 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm 13 Comments


1124 9th Street, NW

Finally some movement at the ‘Good Food Coming Soon’ space next to Corduroy across the street from the Convention Center. A recent liquor license application says it will be called Baby Wale and will be a:

“A casual restaurant serving roast chicken and lobster sandwiches to local residents with a seating capacity for 150 people. Total occupancy load of 150.”

  • anon

    I’ve been wondering what was going in under the Astroboy plywood… questions answered. Thanks PoP.

  • Anonymous

    this actually sounds awesome.

  • ceeps

    Wale as in… “DC chillin/PG chillin/ My name Wale and I came to get it”??

    • Heh, that’s exactly what I thought!

  • anon

    “Serving … to local residents.” Are non-locals prohibited from eating there? Kind of a strange way to phrase the permit application.

    • Anonymous Brown

      I think they meant local to include the United States and other countries.

    • Perhaps it’s going to be modeled after the “local shop for local people” from the League of Gentlemen.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meF7NmfnXZ0

  • Finally, some movement on this place. I walk by this place every day. I welcome the addition of a new business on this block. I’ll be interested to see/hear more of this concept.

  • AngryParakeet

    Is it really “Wale” – not “Whale?”

    • Lori

      I think it might be wale, as in the thickness of corduroy stripes are called the wale. Like, wide wale corduroy.

  • Logan res

    I thought the owner of Courdoroy next door was going to make it a restaurant called Velour?

  • noralo

    Yeah, a wale is a corduroy-line. Baby Wale is probably thin-lined corduroy. I’m so glad they went with that instead of Velour!

  • Anonymous

    i will say this – baby wale is tasty!

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