It’s beginning to feel a lot like Frederick in Chevy Chase, thanks to chef-restaurateur Bryan Voltaggio. The toque just opened Range last month, which includes everything from a raw bar to pizzas, wood-roasted meats, and an extensive bar program in a sleek glass-walled space. Then came the neighboring Civil Cigar Lounge, with small plates from the chef and stogies from W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist. Now the team tells us they will debut a second Lunchbox in the shopping center later this year.
The original Frederick location of the sandwich shop boasts a menu that’s both moderately priced and family-friendly—think a $4.50 grilled cheese sandwich and fruit cups alongside more grown-up options like a wedge salad with barbecue chicharrones and a slow-cooked pork shoulder sandwich with pickled cabbage and cilantro. Details are still pending on the new spot, which is being announced in time for the official reopening of Chevy Chase Pavilion Thursday evening. Streetsense, the design firm behind fellow Top Chef alum Mike Isabella’s Bandolero and LivingSocial’s event space, is handling the interior architecture.
Stay tuned for details, and keep your fingers crossed that Voltaggio will bring a sibling for Family Meal to the city sometime soon.