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Veteran Owned Valor Brewpub Opens in First Floor of Ugly Mug on Barracks Row

by Prince Of Petworth October 25, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


723 8th Street, SE

Ed. Note: From an email:

Valor is a by veterans, for veterans concept with most of the location open we are still setting up the brewery side of things. However our kitchen and craft cocktail program are ready to go!”

From a press release:

“Ryan Hackney, better known for his chicken and burgers, brings his whimsical fall/winter menu to Valor Brewpub. In keeping with the veteran concept, Hackney has also secured a partnership with local farmer and veteran,Keith McNeal of FoodLoveFarm who also specializes in sustainable seasonal vegetables. We promise you will want to eat all of your vegetables with our duck fat carrots, blistered cauliflower bucatini, and smoked kale “collard greens.”


Photo courtesy Valor

In addition to Hackney’s hearty vegetable heavy seasonal menu he will also be focused on the meat and poultry centric dishes that he is known for. Some of these include eye catching plates such as the Tropic Thunder (southern styled fried chicken slathered in iconic DC Mambo sauce) and the DC half smoked fried rice, both developed and cultivated during his tenure with Lucky Buns chef Alex McCoy.

While overseeing both menus at The Ugly Mug and Valor, Hackney is making a clear distinction between the two styles of bar focused food. Drawing from his experience fine dining Italian restaurants such as Bibiana and Nona’s Kitchen he is crafting handmade Neapolitan style pizzas at the Ugly Mug. Hackney is also speaking to his inner child with his play on the “Royale wit Cheese” with stems from his love of pop culture classics like Pulp Fiction and his childhood love for Burger King restaurant. These playful elements create a menu at the Mug which is approachable and speaks perfectly to the burger and beer lovers in us all!

And to top everything off, Valor will be offering a classic root beer or Dolcezza gelato seasonal sorbet floats spiked with veteran owned spirits provided by Hotel Tango Distillery. We invite everyone on our new culinary adventure as we unleash chef Ryan Hackney on Barracks Row.”

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