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One of the favorite complaints of U Street or Dupont Circle NIMBYs is that they don’t want their neighborhoods to become “the next Adams Morgan.” But Adams Morgan seems like a pretty desirable place to be lately—even more so with a new restaurant coming from the team behind Cleveland Park’s Ripple. Roofers Union, located in the former Reef space at 2446 18th St. NW, is set to open in mid-January. 

Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley will oversee the menu, which will feature andouille corn dogs, merguez sausages with harissa and lentils, and a variety of sandwiches and entrees. Snacks will include cippolini onion rings with barbecue sauce, cauliflower in a mint pesto sauce, crispy pig ear salad, and Denver lamb ribs with curry. Prices will range from $12 to $25.

Like Ripple, Roofers Union will focus on cocktails, plus craft beers and hard-to-find wines. And there will be no shortage of spots to pull up for a drink: the three-story space will include a cocktail-centric bar on the ground floor, a revamped 20-seat bar in the main dining room, and a heated, covered bar on the rooftop.

Image via Flickr user arachaelvoorhee, Creative Commons license