For the fourth time, Washingtonians will have a chance to try a gaggle of new restaurants before they open under one roof. New Kitchens On The Block is back on June 3 at Mess Hall in Edgewood and tickets go on sale today.
Ten restaurants with a coming-soon status will prepare bites and sips for attendees to try. This year’s roster includes:
Call Your Mother: The restaurant coming to the former Alfie’s space in Park View from the Timber Pizza Co. team will be best known for its wood-fired bagels.
The Imperial: This new restaurant and cocktail bar from the same owner as Jack Rose Dining Saloon will serve everything from raw bar treasures to rib-eye.
Shilling Canning Company: Bound for Navy Yard, Reid Shilling’s restaurant will focus on Mid-Atlantic cuisine. Shilling once cooked at The Dabney.
Amparo Fondita: Chef Christian Irabien is opening his coastal Mexican cuisine restaurant in Mount Pleasant.
Mama Chang: This city’s best known chef of Chinese cuisine Peter Chang will be opening a Northern Virginia restaurant that’s an ode to his mother.
Agni Restaurant and Bar: This South Indian eatery from a husband-and-wife team is bound for Sterling, Virginia.
Three Blacksmiths: Further out in Sperryville, Virginia, Three Blacksmiths will have this local-obsessed,16-seat restaurant offer one seating per night.
Chop Shop Taco: Alexandria’s forthcoming taco shop in the Parker Grey neighborhood is part of a new development with a tattoo shop and spin studio.
Bandoola Bowl: Georgetown’s forthcoming Burmese fast-casual restaurant specializing in salad is from the owners of Mandalay in Silver Spring.
Cielo Rojo: David Perez and Carolina McCandless are bringing a taqueria to Takoma Park.
There will also be cocktails featuring Green Hat Gin and El Silencio Tequila at the event, plus beer from Flying Dog.
As in previous years, there will be two separate two-hour sessions. One from 12 to 2 p.m. and another from 3 to 5 p.m. General admission tickets cost $65 and VIP tickets, which come with a gift bag, are $105.
Tickets are available for purchase, here.
Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood St. NE; messhalldc.com