It’s beginning to feel a lot like Frederick in Chevy Chase, thanks to chef-restaurateur
Bryan Voltaggio. The toque just opened
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
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
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
to the city sometime soon.