A Week of Pop-Ups coming to Crane & Turtle space after they close April 23rd

828 Upshur Street, NW

From an email:

“Passion Project Pop-Up Week
April 26 – May 1
Crane & Turtle
Petworth, Washington D.C.

Passion Project Pop-Up Week” is a week to celebrate the accomplishments of our staff at Crane & Turtle, as we come to the end of this rewarding chapter in our professional lives.

We have organized a week of activities to showcase the talents of our team members before we tackle a re-launch of the space with a new concept. (Crane & Turtle’s final day of service to the public is Saturday April 23rd.)

* Tuesday April 26 – MONA MOON Dinner with Kyle Rubin

* Wednesday April 27 – Natural Wine Night with Guillaume Bouscavel & Angelina Dirina

* Friday April 29 – MONA MOON Dinner with Kyle Rubin

* Saturday April 30 – Sake akachōchin at Bar Otsukare with Jesse Selvagn & Eddie Kim

* Sunday May 1 – Sake akachōchin at Bar Otsukare with Jesse Selvagn & Eddie Kim


Mona Moon Dinner

As part of the Passion Project Pop-Up Week, Crane & Turtle Sous Chef Kyle Rubin will be creating a dinner menu that is seasonal and personal. Kyle’s food takes inspiration from the bounty of the season and marries it with his long experience at Crane & Turtle, CityZen, Sou’Wester, Blacksalt and The Little Nell.

Join us for the this Prix Fixe meal (with optional wine pairings) on Tuesday April 26 or Friday April 29. More information and tickets


Pop-Up Natural Wine Bar: Off the Beaten Path, Italy

Meet us at Crane & Turtle for a special evening to enjoy unique and rare Italian natural wines. From 5pm to close on Wednesday April 27th, we’ll have our pop-up wine bar and the patio open with delicious artisanal wines imported to DC for the first time! All wines are the product of the work and love of family wineries who wish to express terroir through minimal intrusion.

The wines:

+ Caneva da Nani: An artisanal ‘Col Fondo” Prosecco produced by a family in the heart of Veneto

+ Furlani: a high altitude biodynamic sparkling red from the Dolomites

+ Paterna: a Tuscan white produced by a small group of families practicing organic polyculture

+ Guglierame: a complex and deep rosé respecting the traditions of the local Ormeasco grape in the mountains of Liguria

+ Collecapretta and Vigneti Campanino: two different iterations of the Sangiovese grape from the secluded but fascinating region of Umbria

These natural wines, imported into Washington, D.C. for the first time, will be available by the glass, or as a flight, paired with delicious snacks. Come join us for this unexpected wine tour of Italy in Petworth!

Hosted by Guillaume Bouscavel & Angelina Dirina

No reservations needed.

Facebook Event page for more information


Sake akachōchin / Bar Otsukare

Expanding on our exploration of all things Japanese drinking culture, Bar Otsukare presents Sake akachōchin on April 30th and May 1 from 5pm – midnight.

Small, intimate, lively, casual, bar vibe — Sake akachōchin is inspired by sake bars in NYC and Japan — sometimes tiny establishments where dozens of sakes are served in the most unpretentious and unassuming way possible.

Hosted by Jesse Selvagn & Eddie Kim

No reservations needed.”

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