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More Info on Boss Shepherd’s Opening in July by the Warner Theatre

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm 3 Comments

13th and E Street, NW

From a press release:

“The presence of D.C.’s most renowned political boss will once again impact this city when Boss Shepherd’s opens a block from the John A. Wilson (formerly the District) Building , at 13th & E Streets, NW, next to the Warner Theater, this July.

“We plan to bring a dynamic restaurant, filled with DC’s power players, to Penn Quarter this summer. There will be more sizzling than just the sidewalk this July,” revealed renowned DC restaurateur and founder, Paul J. Cohn.

Boss Shepherd’s takes a modern, fresh approach to traditional American dining, serving familiar comfort dishes with a distinctive and creative flair. Committed to a farm-to-table use of locally sourced ingredients, Executive Chef Jeremy Waybright offers fresh classics made from scratch. The new restaurant boasts diverse lunch and dinner menus that combine seasonal ingredients with bold flavors.

Patrons can expect a diverse cocktail, wine and local craft beer list comprised of many iconic labels from around the region. The beverage menu will boast specialty drinks including the Signature Boss Shepherd cocktail.

The new restaurant is named after DC’s original governor, often referred to as the Father of Modern Washington — one of the most powerful big-city bosses of his day, who was responsible for creating DC’s post-Civil War infrastructure. Thanks to the city improvements made by Boss Shepherd, the U.S. Congress was encouraged to remain in the District of Columbia, and our capital city became a vibrant, viable, and green city. A statue of Boss Shepherd, a native Washingtonian, can be seen from the restaurant, standing watch in front of the building that houses DC’s center of government.

The restaurant will offer lunch and dinner Monday – Friday, and dinner only on Saturday.”


  • Wobble

    Boss Shepherd was a character. He left under a bit of a cloud because most of the infrastructure improvements were on and around land that he owned.

    After declaring bankruptcy, he left here and bought a town with a silver mine in the Copper Canyon of Northern Mexico called Batopilas. He made a fortune there. I visited there a few years ago — it was like going back to the 19th Century

    He had a country house in Shepherd Park, which was named after him

  • qwertyy

    Is there a boilerplate press release that every new restaurant in DC is required to use, or has the restaurant world just run out of ideas? (“Modern, fresh approach to traditional American dining,” “familiar comfort dishes with a distinctive and creative flair,” “farm-to-table use of locally sourced ingredients, “fresh classics made from scratch,” seasonal ingredients with bold flavors,” “local craft beer list ,” “Signature cocktail.”)

    • Beau

      There must be.


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