The chef is still in the early stages of putting together a business plan and looking for investors for his own restaurant.
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Snacks and desserts draw inspiration from state fair foods.
The subterranean space aims mimic a 1920s-era New York hotel lobby.
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 […]
Y&H now has more details on Harold Black, the new "speakeasy" that Acqua Al 2's owners will open above their Eastern Market restaurant at 212 7th St. SE on Tuesday. Co-owner Ari Gejdenson tells Y&H that Harold Black is the name of his grandfather. "He was quite a Washingtonian, and he was a historian," Gejdenson says. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]