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“an exclusive chance to try seven already-hot new restaurants before they open”


From an email:

“NKOTB (New Kitchens On The Block) an event designed to give diners an exclusive chance to try seven already-hot new restaurants before they open is coming to Mess Hall (703 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC 20017; on Sunday, July 31, 2016. The line-up features:

Smoked & Stacked by Marjorie Meek-Bradley

A to-be-named new concept by Jeff Black

Tiki T.N.T./Potomac Distilling Company by Todd Thrasher and Cathal Armstrong

Gravitas by Matt Baker

Shadowlawn by Stefano Frigerio

Colada Shop by Juan Coronado and Daniella Senior

Rooster & Owl by Yuan Tang

Each establishment will offer up a signature dish and drink for guests to enjoy.

New Columbia Distillers are the liquor sponsor and Vanish Brewing – making their D.C. debut – is the beer sponsor. In addition, Vigilante Coffee is creating an exclusive coffee cocktail for the event in collaboration with Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s Smoked & Stacked.

All ticket holders will receive a complimentary goodie bag from our sponsor, chef-prepared meal delivery service, Munchery.

Tickets are available for two separate two-hour sessions: 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. General admission tickets are $65 each and there are a limited number of V.I.P. tickets available for $95 each. Both may be purchased online at”

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