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“The food is bold, unfussy and represents Chef Edward’s innovative approach to the foods and flavors of Korea and beyond”


915 F Street, NW courtesy Succotash

As folks were just lauding Succotash in this morning’s rant/revel, from a press release:

“Mr Lee’s is a pop-up restaurant from Chef Edward Lee and KNEAD Hospitality + Design opening the first week of September. Located in the upstairs bar and lounge of SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter, Mr Lee’s draws inspiration from the night markets of Asia. The food is bold, unfussy and represents Chef Edward’s innovative approach to the foods and flavors of Korea and beyond. The pop-up will run through the end of 2018 with a weekly menu and an emphasis on ingredients from the Penn Quarter Farmer’s Market.

EAT:

Chef Edward, who is known for his innovative Southern cuisine, pivots his focus at Mr. Lee’s to the foods of Asia. Guests can expect a small menu that changes weekly. Signature items will include Ja Jiang Myun, hand-cut noodles in a beef black bean sauce with pickled radish and cucumber ponzu; specialty dumplings like Duck Confit, Snow Pea & Basil with XO sauce, fried shallots and lime; and Spicy Pork Belly & Kimchi with kimchi stew, silky tofu and fried chickpeas.

DRINK:

Mr Lee’s will feature signature cocktails such as the Miss Korea, made with Soju, melon syrup, yuzu and egg white, along with a selection of Asian beers and spirits to complement the menu. Additionally, a selection of 120+ whiskeys and specialty cocktails will be available along with draft beer and wine.

THE SPACE:

Located in the upstairs bar and lounge of SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter, Mr Lee’s will feature a mix of Korean and American Southern inspired design flourishes reflecting the chef’s dynamic culinary heritage. Design elements include coffered wooden ceilings, silk Korean lanterns, neon signage and moody lighting. Guests will enter through the front entrance of SUCCOTASH and make their way up a glass staircase to the mezzanine, where they will enter the tucked away space through wooden arches, transporting them to the more relaxed and unexpected Mr Lee’s.”

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