Urban Butcher Reopens Next Week

The Silver Spring restaurant bounces back after a fire.

Urban Butcher returns to Silver Spring after being closed due to fire damage. Photograph courtesy of Urban Butcher.

After several months of closure, Urban Butcher will reopen in downtown Silver Spring on Monday, February 9. The restaurant has been shuttered since October due to a roof fire, which damaged the first-floor eatery.

Chef/owner Raynold Mendizabal, who opened the ambitious coffee shop/butchery/bar/restaurant less than a year before the incident, will host an open house on Monday to thank the neighborhood for its support. Guests can stop by between 5 and 10 for free appetizers and happy hour drink specials. A complimentary roast will be served at 7:30.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.