Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth August 26, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

Georgia and Lamont St, NW across the street from Call Your Mother Deli

From a press release:

“Jonathan and Laura Nelms, owners of Supra, announce the late 2019 opening of D.C.’s second Georgian restaurant, Tabla. Tabla will be located at Lamont Street and Georgia Avenue in the Park View/Petworth neighborhood.

The name Tabla comes from a west Georgian word for an outdoor table used to serve the copious amounts of food characteristic of a traditional supra. As fans of Supra and Georgian food will know, “supra” means “celebratory feast.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 11:25 am 0

1205 11th Street, NW via Supra’s Facebook

From Supra:

Brunch menu (PDF)

The brunch menu features Chef Malkhaz Maisashvili’s creative take on omelets and egg dishes, including a unique hybrid between khachapuri and shakshuka called the Ajaruli Ketse Bostneuli made with roasted eggplant, sweet peppers, squash, tomato sulguni and an egg baked in khachapuri dough. The Khacho Cakes are a gluten-free ricotta pancake made in a style popular in Eastern Europe, with apricot preserves  fresh apple and maple syrup. Various khachapuri, breads fresh from the toné oven,  gluten-free berry muffins and sandwiches round out the menu. Cocktails such as the Pom Pom, a pomegranate juice, pomegranate wine and sparkling wine concoction; the Bloody Mariami made with vodka, red tkemali (a red Georgian plum sauce), red ajika (a spicy house-made seasoning), lemon, cilantro syrup and svanuri salt showcase the creativity of the Supra bar team in reinventing traditional brunch cocktails with Georgian ingredients. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm 0

Photo by Andrew Propp

From a press release:

“Co-owners Jonathan and Laura Nelms announce the November 7 opening of D.C.’s first Georgian restaurant, Supra, at 1205 11th Street, NW. Chef Malkhaz Maisashvili, who brings over 25 years of experience as a chef in some of Georgia’s most acclaimed restaurants and at the Embassy of Georgia here in Washington, will serve his take on the country’s most beloved regional dishes.

Check out the full menu here.

Supra’s menu celebrates the full range of Georgian food – from heritage and rustic recipes to more refined dishes – with a modern interpretation by Chef Maisashvili. The menu is reflective of the culinary influences, from the Mediterranean and the Silk Road, that shape Georgian cuisine. Indigenous Georgian ingredients like walnuts and pomegranate permeate all sections of the menu from food to cocktails, alongside fresh herbs and unusual spices such as dried marigold petals and blue fenugreek, creating a flavor palate that is bold yet accessible. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


From an email:

Supra (1205 11th Street, NW), DC’s first Georgian restaurant, set to open later this fall has just launched a kickstarter campaign. The campaign, details of which can be found here, is focused on fundraising for the restaurant’s artwork, which will feature pieces from Georgian, Russian and DC-based artists. Custom commissions include pieces from White Studio in Tbilisi (and artisans in the countryside), the Petrovka Art Studio in Moscow), and Schwa Design in Washington, DC. The owners, Jonathan and Laura Nelms, have also commissioned a Georgian street artist, Gagosh, who will paint a mural on the brick wall of the bar.

“Food at Supra DC” via kickstarter

The rewards are varied, including t-shirts, Georgian alphabet post cards, khachapuri and khinkali classes, papakhi (a traditional, puffy Georgian hat, featured in the campaign’s video) and an opportunity to visit, tour and eat throughout Georgia. Check out the video for more details and an intro to the team, including the owners and Chef Malkhaz Maisashvili, former Embassy of Georgia chef, who makes some khinkali (Georgian soup dumplings) with Chef and Operations Manager Lonnie Zoeller.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 26, 2017 at 10:25 am 26 Comments

rendering via Loopnet

Ah good scuttlebutt from a reader via Loopnet:

“1011 M is a street level retail property of approximately 4,260 sf. The tenant is a Full-service restaurant from a member of the team responsible for opening several of José Andrés’ restaurants including Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel and Minibar.

o A Georgian feast restaurant in Shaw, one of the hottest neighborhoods in DC.
o Featuring an extensive Georgian wine list and cha-cha, their version of grappa.
o The architectural and design firms have created a space that is chic and stylish, rustic and refined best described at Industrial Chic. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2020 at 9:45 am 0

3227 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to Nate and Tom for sending: “Tabla opened quietly over the weekend in Park View. This is the smaller-size spinoff Georgian restaurant from the people who run Supra on 11th Street. The wife and I went there for take-out today. Great food, decent prices, cool spot. Next time we’ll dine in on their patio.”

From a press release:

“Jonathan and Laura Nelms, owners of Supra, announce the July 6 opening of D.C.’s second Georgian restaurant, Tabla. Tabla will be a casual neighborhood restaurant at the corner of Lamont Street and Georgia Avenue in the Park View neighborhood (between Petworth and Howard University). In accordance with DC regulations, Tabla will begin with modified service to include takeout, outdoor seating on the 25-seat patio, and spaced indoor seating at 50% capacity. Contactless ordering and delivery service will be available in the near future through the DC-based Table Side app.

‘Tabla’ is a Georgian word for an outdoor table used to serve the copious amounts of food characteristic of a traditional supra, a celebratory feast enjoyed in the country. The culinary team at Tabla, led by Chef Lonnie Zoeller and Supra veteran Alfredo Martinez, with input from Georgian national and Supra Chef Ani Kandelaki, have created a menu centered around khachapuri and khinkali (soup dumplings). In addition to classic varieties of these Georgian favorites, Tabla looks forward to rolling out its own versions of the stuffed cheese breads and dumplings using seasonal ingredients, playful twists on tradition, or whatever the chefs come up with when inspiration strikes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm 0

2420 18th Street, NW

From Michelin:

American Son (NEW)
Astoria DC (NEW)
Cane (NEW)
China Chilcano
Fancy Radish
Federalist Pig (NEW)
Hanumanh (NEW)
Ivy City Smokehouse (more…)

by PoP Sponsor April 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Shaw Main Streets will host its annual soiree to celebrate the neighborhood as a top dinning destination on Wednesday April 24, from 7-9 p.m.

EAT.DRINK.SHAW. highlights the neighborhood’s status as a nationally-recognized dining and drinking destination and is a fundraiser for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Shaw neighborhood.

Formerly known as “A Taste of Shaw,” EAT.DRINK.SHAW. is hosted by dozens of the area’s top bars and restaurants who all come together for a one-night culinary extravaganza.

EAT.DRINK.SHAW. gives guests the opportunity to experience the best that the neighborhood has to offer in one night for one low price along with live music, raffles and swag bags.


by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

2737 Sherman Avenue, NW

Thanks to Nita for sending word about Napoli Pasta Bar, great news for Park View/Pleasant Plains/Columbia Heights!!

“We are excited to recognize Napoli Pasta Bar, which opened in March of this year. The place is a real win for Sherman Ave., and the kitchen delivers serious and authentic Neapolitan fare. The neighborhood-friendly, laid back atmosphere makes for a fine pairing with the wonderfully prepared dishes.

For those not familiar with the accolade:

“Introduced in 1955, Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous food inspectors, who choose restaurants serving high quality food on their menus and make it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).”

Here is the complete Bib Gourmand Selection released yesterday: (more…)


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