Good news: You don’t have to settle for mocktails at Mothership anymore. (Although, I can attest that the sorrel soda is really good and worth getting anyway.) The Georgia Avenue NW restaurant from El Floridano owner Stephan Boillon now has its liquor license.
Tonight, Mothership will have 3 Stars and Chocolate City beers on tap. Craft cocktails will be introduced tomorrow.
On the menu, you’ll find starters like lemon dashi steamed mussels with tomato and shallots; mini patties with oxtail and bone marrow with spicy guava sauce; and a potato leek soup with applewood smoked bacon. Entrees, most of which are between $10 and $14, include slow-cooked wild boar rigatoni; herb gnocchi with shredded beef tongue ragout; and a Cuban pizza with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard bechamel.
Boillon’s wife and partner Elizabeth Muniot also tells me the maple and miso glazed carrots are so popular they’ve been nicknamed “crack carrots.”
Mothership, 3301 Georgia Ave. NW; (202) 629-3034
Photo by Darrow Montgomery