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Hazel Hiring Across the Street from 9:30 Club “Opening Soon!”

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2016 at 11:20 am 5 Comments

808 V Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on the Craigslist ad:

“Executive Chef Rob Rubba’s Hazel, the newest upscale restaurant by Neighborhood Restaurant Group, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to be part of our opening team. Hazel will open in the Atlantic Plumbing development in DC’s Shaw neighborhood across from the 9:30 club and newly opened Landmark movie theatre. With an intimate 40 seat dining room, a 16 seat bar that opens up to the extensive patio, and additional outdoor private dining space, the restaurant will appeal to nearly every facet of dining experience.

Hazel will feature progressive American cuisine – combining flavors from around the world with traditional and contemporary techniques to create dishes that are refined, distinctive, and satisfying. Chef Rubba has been showcasing some of his dishes at pop-ups and events; guests can expect similar flavors and dishes like Grandma’s Zucchini Bread with Foie Gras Mousse or Gnocchi Bokki with pork-kimchi ragu on the menu. From the custom designed tableware to the intricacies of tea and beverage service, each and every aspect of the dining experience will be a personal and thoughtful reflection of Chef Rubba and his vision for Hazel. Complementing the menu will be a focused beverage program from Greg Engert and Brent Kroll, emphasizing global flavors that set off Chef Rubba’s cuisine.

A position with our team requires an enthusiastic food & beverage loving individual with a passion for hospitality and a willingness to learn. Staff training will begin within the month so apply soon to join our opening team! Positions available include:

– Server
– Floor Support
– Bartender
– Barback

As with all Neighborhood Restaurant Group restaurants, our new spot’s main focus is on hospitality and providing the best overall experience for every guest. We provide an environment that encourages staff education and professional growth, but most importantly, we want our staff to have fun and truly enjoy being part of this experience.

Please send us your resume and a few words on why and where you think you would fit in. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the e-mail. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.”

  • Bryan

    This is exactly* what the area needs! Another “upscale” restaurant in the same area multiple other upscale restaurants! Also, does anyone else find it hilarious that these restaurants are asking people who want to work as a freaking server or barback to write what is essentially a cover letter? “Hi, I feel I would make a great server because I can handle the hipster clientele this place wants while holding my abject pity for these people inside until I get to the back room.”

    Even better, an upscale restaurant where all the sweaty people coming from the 9:30 Club can come and decompress after shows!

    *Jokes on jokes on jokes

  • Leeran

    Yeah, the amount of upscale joints in the area is getting to be a little bit odd… except for the Cava opening soon in the Shay and the burrito place on Florida near Bistro Bohem, I can’t think of much opening that’s not (mostly expensive) sit-down.

    • Always Hungry

      There is also, Glen’s, The Greek Spot, Chix, Solly’s, Duffy’s, and the soon to open Tasty Burger. That being said I am pumped for the Cava to open.

  • “I wish they would develop these spaces, they’ve sat empty forever.”
    “So and so would just kill it here, I know because I have no experience opening businesses!”
    “Oh please don’t bring any nice, new places to my neighborhood! We only want the dives that existed solely in our minds.”
    “Nobody will go to these places, there’s too many of them in the area. And I can’t ever get a table.”

    • JEDisco

      You’re right, no one should be complaining about new businesses coming to the area. I live a block away and I’m thrilled about all the new options.

      That being said, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with hoping for a variety of dining options that fall into a wider spectrum of price points.


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