Posts Tagged ‘Acqua al 2’

Gin and Bear It: It’s Not So Easy Getting a Drink at D.C.’s Newest 1920s-Themed Bar

The wooden door that leads, eventually, to Harold Black, a new 1920s-style “speakeasy” above Acqua Al 2 in Eastern Market, is unmarked, and the inside reveals nothing but a long empty hall. I would have missed it if I didn’t know it was there. The hallway leads up a set of stairs, then down another […]

Acqua Al 2 Owners to Open Speakeasy Called Harold Black

Looks like Suna isn't the only thing the guys behind Acqua Al 2 have going on above their Eastern Market restaurant. They're also opening a speakeasy called Harold Black at 212 7th St. SE. Acqua Al 2 owners Ari Gejdenson and Ralph Lee were not immediately available for comment this morning, so details at this point […]

Sūna Location Revealed! (And It’s Opening This Week)

Komi alum Johnny Spero and Acqua Al 2 chef/owner Ari Gejdenson will officially open Sūna, a fine-dining restaurant that's "inspired by nature," on Wednesday. The team has managed to keep the restaurant's exact location under wraps for months, but now the secret is out: It's located at 214 7th St. SE, above Acqua Al 2. Spero, who's helming […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Age of Terror Edition

Lots of restaurant openings and closings: Is this the golden era or age of terror for D.C. dining? [WAMU] What to expect of the Italian restaurant coming to 14th Street NW from the Acqua Al 2 crew [Washingtonian] A dozen killer sushi happy hours [Eater] Former Addie's chef Nate Waugaman joins Tallula and EatBar in […]

The Future 14th Street NW: D.C.’s Really Little Italy

All sorts of new food and drink options are in the works along the already bustling 14th Street corridor. These notably include a Greek concept from Graffiato chef-owner Mike Isabella, a Southeast Asian-themed eatery by Proof and Estadio’s Mark Kuller, as well as two joints by the prolific Matchbox Food Group. Among the various announced […]

Gut Reaction: The Smoked Duck Doesn’t Suck at Suna Pop-Up

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. If this week's pop-up preview of the forthcoming, Latvian-titled Eastern Market eatery Suna (English translation: moss) is any indication, then diners can expect a very dimly lit, wine-centric parade of tiny three-bite portioned plates that isn't particularly […]

SŪNA Is Coming SŪNA-ish To Eastern Market

Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang today dished up the previously secret location of his forthcoming eatery with partner Ari Gejdenson of Acqua Al 2 and chef Johnny Spero: "sŪna," he writes in an email, "will be in eastern market." The location makes sense: that's Gejdenson's turf. Tickets are still available for the upcoming eight-course $119-per-person pop-up […]

Toki Underground’s Erik Yang Previews His New Place at Living Social HQ

This just in: chefs Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground and Ari Gejdenson of Acqua Al 2 are opening a new restaurant in D.C. called SŪNA. Described as serving "modern progressive cuisine" based on regional and seasonal ingredients and helmed by former Komi cook Johnny Spero, the combined three-chef effort is slated to later this year. "Ari […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Nine-Pounder Edition

Think you can finish BGR: The Burger Joint's nine-pounder? Only one brave soul has managed to. [WaPo] Here's what José Andrés teaches us about corporate leadership [Government Executive] D.C. restaurants have some pretty interesting bathrooms. [Washingtonian] Our most delicious local invasive species, the Snakehead, is now being served to upscale diners in Manhattan restaurants. [HuffPo] […]

This Week In Beer: Founders Brunch at Meridian Pint, Allagash Dinner at Smith Commons, Avery Takeover at ChurchKey & Much More

It's a very busy week of craft beer fun both in and around the District with a slew of dinners, tap takeovers, and special releases. I've selected a few highlights below, but scroll through the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for the full list and click on any event for more details.

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