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“Dot’s Spot A southern, breakfast pop-up restaurant & juice garden” coming to Shaw

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 11:30 am 21 Comments


1700 New Jersey Avenue, NW at R Street

This sounds promising! From Instagram:

“Dot’s Spot A southern, breakfast pop-up restaurant & juice garden coming June 3 to @bkkcookshop’s patio in Shaw. Good, honest, clean living.”

Full press release after the jump.

“Dot’s Spot, an exciting new weekend breakfast destination, will pop-up at BKK Cookshop in Shaw on Saturdays and Sundays, starting on June 3, 2017. A passion project for co-owners JP Sabatier, Drew Porterfield, Ralph Brabham and Greg Kakaletris, Dot’s Spot will serve a menu of Southern American breakfast favorites and squeezed-to-order drinks.

Named after Porterfield’s family vacation house on the North Carolina coast, Dot’s Spot will echo the easy, indulgent atmosphere of long weekends at the beach. “Our menu is inspired by breakfasts my family and friends have enjoyed together at the beach for decades”, says Porterfield. “The idea is to bring a little bit of Atlantic Beach nostalgia to Washington.”

The menu will change weekly, but Southern classics like sausage balls, monkey bread, grits, and quiche will always be on the menu. Says Kakaletris, “We have taken Southern staples and evolved them to be the best iterations of themselves. For instance, for our Sausage Balls, we’re bringing in Neese’s sausage (made in Ralph’s hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina), making our own pancake mix and adding fresh green onions. The original version can be a little dense – ours are flavorful and lighter.”

A centerpiece of Dot’s Spot will be a citrus bar set in BKK’s beautiful summer garden. The bar will feature a variety of fresh fruit juices, which can be enjoyed on their own or in juiced-to-order mimosas and cocktails. Sabatier remarks, “We’re hoping our citrus bar becomes an attraction on its own.”

The principals behind Dot’s Spot are friends Jean Paul “JP” Sabatier, Greg Kakaletris, Drew Porterfield and Ralph Brabham. Sabatier is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, General Manager of Rappahannock Oyster Bar, and was named a 30 under 30 and a Superhero of the Dining Scene by Zagat. Kakaletris is an industry veteran who has worked at 2 Birds 1 Stone, Estadio and the W Hotel Washington. Husbands Porterfield and Brabham are partners in Beau Thai (with locations in Shaw and Mount Pleasant) and BKK Cookshop.

Dot’s Spot will open Saturdays and Sundays at 8 a.m., starting on Saturday, June 3. BKK Cookshop will operate during it’s normal hours.”

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