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NY Chef John Mooney will open a restaurant in Union Market in Spring 2013

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2012 at 11:30 am 20 Comments


1309 5th Street, NE

From a press release:

EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate owners and developers, announced today that 2011 New York Rising Star Sustainability Chef, John Mooney, will open a restaurant in Union Market in Spring 2013.

Mooney’s latest venture, Bell Book & Candle in New York’s West Village, has received critical acclaim for his ability to fuse conventional cooking with a more recent and driving inspiration, sustainability.

“I am thrilled to come back to DC and become part of the Union Market community with its storied history in the DC food culture. The authenticity and commitment to quality of the Market is very aligned with our approach to the food and hospitality experienced at our restaurant,” says John Mooney.

At Union Market, Mooney will open a restaurant with a contemporary American menu. His philosophy is to keep things closest to their natural form, which will result in a seasonal menu based on which ingredients are available at the specific time. Most of the food items used in the menu will be sourced from Union Market vendors and his Union Market rooftop garden, where he plans to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs.

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