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Quench, an Ambitious Cocktail Bar and Restaurant, Gets Ready to Open in Rockville (Pictures)
This soon-to-open shopping-center spot aims to do it all with bespoke cocktails, cartoon brunches, and a weekly food truck lunch.
At the same time, owner Holstein say he’s aiming for a casual, pretension-free environment at Quench. There will be kid cocktails (you really can’t start them too early, can you?), cartoons shown during a weekend brunch service debuting in June, and a Friday food truck event—local trucks will serve lunch and Quench will provide drinks.
Chef Richard Gunter has created a menu of snacks (or “Snx,” per the menu) and small and larger plates. Seafood will be sourced mostly from the Chesapeake Bay—there will be a crab roll rather than a lobster roll, and Old Bay-tossed “crab chips.” “Classic DC wings” with Mumbo sauce and a half-smoke on brioche pay homage to the District. The Quench kitchen will also be turning out house-made condiments such as smoked-mushroom ketchup and bourbon mustard. When the eatery opens, charcuterie and other meats will be sourced from Red Apron Butchery, but Gunter’s team hopes to start making its own charcuterie and such down the line. Check the website for the full dinner, brunch, and cocktail menus.
Quench has its soft opening the first week of May.