The pairing is delightful, completely unexpected, oddly enthralling. No, not a wine and a main course. And not a combination on the plate, either. We’re talking about the mix-and-match of Chuck Brown—the Godfather of Go-Go, DC’s homegrown funk—on the sound system, and Tom Power, the classically trained chef, in the kitchen.
This is fusion we can believe in.
Come for a full meal if you must, but it’s best to think of this coolly sophisticated spot as a place for pre- or post-show noshing. Either way, you’ll want to spend time with one of Power’s gorgeous soups, luxuriate in his conscientious shopping (in warmer months, a perfect heirloom-tomato plate), and linger with a good glass of wine (the man’s a Burgundy hound) over his faux rib eye—the best steak you’ll find in the area for less than $30.
- Filipino-style spring rolls
- Mushroom pizza
- New Jersey hot dog
- Roast chicken for two
- Chocolate WhistlePig custard
- Cookie dim sum