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; messhalldc.com) 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 messhalldc.com/nkotb.”