Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Photo by Andrew Cebulka courtesy The Dabney Cellar

On Wednesday we broke the news that The Dabney Cellar (from the folks behind The Dabney) located at 1222 9th Street, NW had opened at 6pm.

Lots more info from a press release:


The Dabney Cellar is a tavern located directly below its restaurant counterpart and is the latest venture from co-owners chef Jeremiah Langhorne and general manager Alex Zink. The Dabney Cellar features a world-class beverage program as well as a concise menu of small shareable dishes. The robust wine list showcases a diverse assortment of thirty wines by the glass, with an emphasis on small producers.

Photo by Andrew Cebulka courtesy The Dabney Cellar

TO DRINK: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2017 at 9:30 am 3 Comments

1331 4th Street, SE

From a press release:

“Chef Reid Shilling, who brings with him 19 years of industry experience at top-tier restaurants including The Dabney and Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, CA announces the opening of Shilling Canning Company, located at The Yards. Shilling’s first restaurant concept will offer a rustic combination of Mid-Atlantic cooking and Californian finesse. Located on the ground floor of the luxury Arris Apartments at The Yards, Shilling Canning Company is on target to open in early 2018.

Shilling Canning Company will work with local growers and purveyors to source the best in fresh ingredients from the Mid Atlantic, from proteins that will be butchered in house, to seafood carefully selected from local fisherman. The restaurant is named for Shilling Canning Company, a small canning business that Shilling’s family operated in Maryland from 1935-1958.

Lending a classic, comfortable setting for dining, Shilling Canning Company will offer seating for 75 guests. A centrally-placed open kitchen with a wood-fired brick oven, and a wood-burning grill, will house ample counter seating offering guests an up-close experience. Fresh herbs and produce for the menu will be grown in the restaurant’s large garden patio, which will also offer outdoor seating and a view of the waterfront.

“For nearly 25 years, Shilling Cannery Company was at the core of my family’s life in Maryland, and this restaurant is a tribute to the work and care they put into the land and the care with which they created their products,” said Shilling. “I’m excited to bring my experience and my background together to create an incredible dining experience that highlights the great products of our region here on the waterfront in the nation’s capital.”

About The Menu: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments

122 Blagden Alley NW

The accolades make even more sense now…

From an email:

“The Dabney has not one or two but FOUR versions of the classic cocktail to suit your drinking needs. They include:

– Negroni Classico: Fords Gin, Campari, Cocchi di Torino, Orange Oil

– Negroni Spagliato: Green Hat Navy Strength Gin, Don Ciccio E Figli Cinque, Campari, Old Hill Betwixt Cider, gin botanicals

– Rhubarb Negroni: Bluecoat Gin, H&H Rainwater Madeira, Sfumato Amaro, Rhubarb

– Negroni Jello Shots: Yes, you read correctly. Smooth Ambler Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, gelatin

Each take on the Negroni is $13, and half the price of each drink purchased will go to DC Greens, an amazing local organization that chef Jeremiah Langhorne and the team at The Dabney work with regularly.

Negroni Week runs through this Sunday, June 12.

DC Greens uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access, and food policy, in the nation’s capital. They’re working toward a city where food education is on the menu in every classroom; where doctors write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables as a matter of course; where urban agriculture is a valued element of our cityscape; and where zip code doesn’t determine life expectancy.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2016 at 11:50 am 43 Comments

122 Blagden Alley NW

From Food & Wine magazine:

“It’s no small feat for a restaurant to source 100 percent of its ingredients from the region, especially if the area is the mid-Atlantic, which isn’t known for bountiful produce. To turn those ingredients into outstanding food is more challenging still. To do this at The Dabney, chef Jeremiah Langhorne obsessed over historic cookbooks. The resulting dishes—aged ham toast with truffle Mornay sauce, peanut butter cake with celery ice cream—taste wonderfully modern but have roots that go back hundreds of years. The local pride extends beyond food to an excellent list of hard ciders, all also found in the mid-Atlantic.”

Agree with the accolade?

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm 14 Comments

1216-1226 9th Street, NW

The placard says The Dabney will be a:

“New full-service restaurant serving American food. Recorded music. Occasional live entertainment for private events only. Total occupancy load of 180. Summer Garden with 18 seats.

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 8am – 1am.

9th Street across from the Convention Center


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