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The Heights Closing at the End of the Month for “Revamp” – New Chef, New Menu, and New Look Coming Nov. 1st

by Prince Of Petworth October 8, 2013 at 10:30 am 40 Comments

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3115 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“David Winer, Principal of EatWell DC LLC, announces the complete refresh of The Heights, the American eatery in Columbia Heights. The neighborhood staple will have an updated look to accompany a new menu created by the recently-appointed Head Chef, Kerry Tate. The Heights will close Sunday, October 27 and offer an all-day Everything Must Go half-off sale. The dining-room and bar will undergo a renovation before reopening five days later on Friday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. with Happy Hour offered all night at the bar and in the new lounge area. The weekend celebration will follow with a “Beer & Wine Garden Party,” featuring half price beer and wine on the patio, from 2:00 p.m. until close on Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3. The changes will offer a warmer and more intimate feel for guests, with a refreshed and more diverse menu.

“The decision to revamp is an exciting one,” says principal Winer, “Neighborhoods are changing overnight, and with so many new restaurants and options in D.C., we wanted to take this opportunity to refresh our dining room and bar, as well as reinterpret the menu and beverage program. Every aspect of The Heights will be executed at a higher level, because we know our guests and neighbors are ready for a more diverse offering.”

The Heights’ changes follow the hire of Head Chef Kerry Tate, who is incorporating new local offerings into the menu, with an emphasis on produce sourced directly from EatWell DC’s EatWell Natural Farm in La Plata, MD. With over 20 years of culinary experience, he was most recently the Lead Chef at Slate Wine Bar, but came to The Heights to develop and evolve the menu to a higher level. A sampling of new menu items include French Fried Oysters with jicama kimchi and a meyer lemon tartare sauce, and Maple Brined Pork Tenderloin, served in a cider-dijon pan sauce with roasted sweet potatoes and apples.

In addition to the menu, the entire beverage program has been updated by Master Mixologist Lisa Weatherhold and The Heights’ Head Bartender Keith Vient, with an emphasis on hand-made cocktails and mixers, unique beers, and an entirely new wine program. Aesthetically, The Heights’ fresh look will offer a more comfortable bar and lounge area as well as more intimate seating and lighting.

These changes will all be offered following a “Closing Sale” where Everything Must Go! All day on October 27, all menu and beverage items will be offered at 50 percent off. The Heights will reopen on the evening of November 1 at 5:00 p.m. and reveal the new offerings with an all-night Happy Hour at the bar and in the new lounge area. The celebration will continue all weekend with a “Beer & Wine Garden Party” on the 80-seat patio. The event takes place from 2:00 p.m. until close on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, featuring half price beer and wine.”

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