New Coffee/Bar/Restaurant from Owners of the Pug, Solly’s, and (formerly) Sova Still Coming to Brookland – Hoping to Open in new Location this September

12th and Jackson Street, NE

Back in June 2012 we learned that the owners of The Pug (H St, NE), Solly’s (U St, NW) and Sova (formerly of H St, NE) were bringing a new neighborhood bar, grill and coffee Lounge to Brookland. At that time they were hoping to open in the former Library space at 3514 12th Street, NE. Pug owner and Brookland resident Tony T explained their vision to us:

We are putting together a family friendly, neighborhood bar and grill. The coffee element that Frank brings is also an integral part of what we are doing.

I live just a few blocks away, so I’m looking to make a place where I can take the kids to dinner as well as a place the softball team can come for a few pitchers after a game. the neighborhood bar feel is very important, but with the chef we’re bringing on board, the menu is going to be much broader than hot dogs and 13th street meats off of the Pug’s grill. Although both may be included to keep the kids happy.

The long and short of it is, we want a place to eat and drink that caters to the families and folks who have been in Brookland for years, as well as a place for the newer folks.

The bad news is that the former Library space, obviously, didn’t work out – the good news is that they found an even better corner location – 12th and Jackson St, NE:

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And I’m happy to say the vision of coffee/bar/restaurant remains. Last week I spoke with the future owner who told me the space will have room for around 55 seated inside and an awesome 25 person outdoor patio. For the outdoor patio think Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Cusbah that have the roll down window with their outdoor seating:


If all goes according to plan they hope to open sometime in September. Stay tuned.

After the jump – a taste of some of what you’ll see on the menu.

Salads and Sandwiches

Seasonal Green Salad
Arugula, Red Onion, Cucumber, Bacon Crutons, Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

Cow Girl Charcuterie Platter
Fennel Salame, Olli Proscuitto, Cow Girl Creamery Cheese Selection, Marcona Almonds, Roasted Red Pepper, Cornishons, Olives

Grilled Caesar Salad/ add chicken or salmon
Caesar Dressing, Croutons, Parmesan Reggiano

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Grits
Creamy Grits, Creole Sauce

Brookland Burger
Grilled Angus Beef, Carmelized Onions,
Tillamook Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Brioche Bun, Onion Rings

Soup of the Day
Daily Seasonal Selections

Beer Braised Steak Sandwich
Beer Braised Prime Rib, Provelone, Horseradish Mayonaise, Carmelized Onions, Hand Cut Fries

Crab Cake Sliders
Pan Seared Crab Cakes, Lemon Aioli, Brioche
Buns, Kettle Chips

13th Street P.E.I. Mussels
Roasted Tomato Sauce, Pernod, Fennel,
Garlic, 13th Street Chorizo, Grilled Crostini

Crab and Avacado Salad
Tarragon Aioli, Roasted Corn, Red Pepper, Baby Greens

Grilled Chicken Club
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Romaine,
Heirloom Tomatoes, Dijon Mayo, Handcut Fries

House Salad
Mixed Greens, Tomato, Pecorino Romano, Balsamic


Brookland Margarita
Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Roasted Red Peppers, Tomato Sauce

Deli Pepperoni, Salame, Italian Sausage, Onion, Bacon, Mozarella Cheese, Marinated Tomatoes

Roasted Garlic, Red Onion, Fresh Mozzarella, Olive Oil, Arugula, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce

Turkey Goat Cheese, Cucumber, Sundried Tomatoes, Creamy Vinigarette

Proscuitto and Pesto
Olli Proscuitto, Pesto Sauce, Feta, Arugula


Brick Oven Roasted Half Chicken
Seasonal Vegetables, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Demi Glace.
Rosemary and Dijon Salmon 20 Roasted Tomato, Green Beans, Stone-Ground

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Sunday Sauce, Hand Cut Pasta, Veal Meatballs

Fried Maryland Catfish
Coermeal Encrusted Local Catfish, Mac & Cheese, Greens

Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Miso Marinade, Pickled Veggies, Jasmine Rice, House-made kimchi

Cowboy Cut Pork Chop
Apple cider Brine, Brandy Cream Sauce, Seasonal Vegetables

Porcini Rubbed Rib Eye Steak
Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Rapini, Porcini Mushroom Rub

Kids menu

Tomato Sauce, Grated Pecorino Cheese, Meatballs

Brookland Kid’s Burgers
Grilled Angus Beef Sliders, Tillamook Cheddar, Brioche Buns, Handcut Fries

Chicken Tenders
Fried Chicken, Fresh Cut Veggies

Grilled Cheese Panini
Cheddar, Mozzarella, Kettle Chips

Creamy Skippy, House-Made Jelly, Handcut Fries


Loaded Banana Split

Grandma’s Recipe, Pistachio

Pound Cake Crouton
Winter Berry Sauce, Chantilly Cream

Cheese Trio
Poached Fruit, Lavender Honey, Crostini

White Chocolate Cheesecake
Strawberry Basil Sauce

Double Chocolate Brownie
House-Made Peanut Brittle, Vanilla Ice Cream

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