Posts Tagged ‘Tony Hudgins’

The Gryphon Reopens Minus 22 TVs

The Gryphon has ditched any trace of a sports bar and reopened in Dupont as a "meat and raw bar social house." Instead of 31 flatscreen TVs, there are now only nine—most of which you can't see because they're hidden behind mirrors. The restaurant initially opened in March 2013, but closed about three months later. Co-owner Tony Hudgins previously told […]

To Perfect and Serve: For Some New Restaurants, It’s Never Too Early to Shut Down and Start Over

The day before Azur closed for good, the downstairs din-ing room and bar was, unsurprisingly, empty. Over the course of a two-hour Thursday happy hour, maybe a dozen people strolled into the Penn Quarter seafood restaurant. The bar had run out of grapefruit juice. The calamari—which on a previous visit came dressed in a nuoc […]

Don’t Call It a Sports Bar: The Gryphon Plans October Reopening

The Gryphon will downplay its sports bar component when the Dupont restaurant reopens the first week of October, after more than three months of renovations and conceptual changes. Co-owner Tony Hudgins describes the retooled Gryphon as a loungy "high-energy steakhouse." Hudgins admits that The Gryphon's March opening was rushed. Construction had already delayed the opening, […]