819 Upshur Street, NW
Full press release:
“Jamie Leeds, Chef/Owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar is announcing her newest concept, Twisted Horn. The cocktail and small bites bar is slated to open at 819 Upshur Street, NW in the Petworth neighborhood of DC.
Leeds has tapped Megan Coyle as the General Manager who will also head up the cocktail program. Megan currently serves as the Beverage Director at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont. “I am excited to help support Petworth and become a deeper part of such a great neighborhood.” says Coyle “Jamie has a really cool vision. I am proud to be a part of it.” A few highlights of Coyle’s cocktail list are Dance of the Seven Veils (Mezcal, cocchi torino, currant and orange oil jam, whole egg, topped with saffron), Ghostwood Development (gin, port, Sapins aperitif, Salmiakki Dala, egg, fresh nutmeg, black pepper), and Louisiana Purchase (cognac, dry and red vermouth, Bénédictine liqueur, muddled cucumber).
Chef Leeds’ opening menu will be perfect for snacking all night long and guests will be greeted with an old-school touch—jars of pickled eggs on the bar. The menu reads elegantly but it is still fun. Herb Puffed Escargot is very fancy but at Twisted Horn it’ll be served on a stick! Other items include Hank’s Mac n’ Cheesy Fritters, Tuna Melt Crostini, and French Onion Dip with Chips. If you are feeling indulgent, some other items will include Togarashi Dusted Tempeh, Toasted Marcona Almonds, Lemon Fried Olives, and Cheese & Charcuterie. Leeds is keeping things in the neighborhood by going “micro-local” with ingredients as much as possible. Straw, Stick & Brick Delicatessen, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, and Qualia Coffee are some of the neighbors from whom Leeds will be sourcing.
A reincarnation of an old church, the entire space will be new. “I’ve always dreamed of owning a really cool bar. Since my recent move to Petworth, I wanted to create a neighborhood bar that I can hang out in and meet my neighbors.” The interior architecture and design will be created by Lauren Winter and Brian Miller of Edit, in collaboration with Streetsense. Some of their most notable porjects have been Hank’s Oyster Bar on Capilal Hill, Red Hen, and Daikaya. The décor at Twisted Horn will feel edgy and industrial, yet welcoming and candlelit. The bar will have 30 stools, with an additional 10 seats at high-top tables. There will also be an outdoor patio for approximately 40. Leeds plans to have a wood-burning fire pit on the patio for toasting marshmallows and enjoying cozy cocktails.
Hours will be 5 pm to 2 am, 7 days a week. Leeds is very excited about this project and hopes to open in Spring of 2015. More information to come but for now, folks can get up-to-date with the progress by going to Twisted Horn’s page on Facebook or by following @twistedhorndc on Twitter.”