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Black Whiskey Has Soft Opening

by Borderstan.com — May 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm 1,767 3 Comments

"Black Whiskey"

Tonight: Black Whiskey has a soft opening at 9 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

May2 at 9 pm Black Whiskey is having its soft opening.

Chef and owner, Darren Norris of Kushi Izakaya & Sushi, are claiming his spot on the corridor at 1410 14th Street NW, the former site of Mar de Plata restaurant. Renovations and remodeling for Black Whiskey have been going strong for the last couple of weeks.

Black Whiskey went totally black on its facade. It  keeps the floor tiling of the downstairs space for what they call the “Social Room,” with a capacity of 250. Exposed brick walls and wood details are upstairs in the “Carvery Pub.”

The drink menu will include small batch whiskeys and a large selection of beers on tap. The menu will be “contemporary, farm-to-table, rustic, American meals such as roasted chicken and lamb, with sides like potatoes au gratin and sous-vide cooked vegetables.”

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Comments (3)

  1. mid city guy

    the former place was “Mar de Plata” no?

  2. Thank you. You are right. Fixed.

  3. Good tip! I went there Saturday night and it is VERY cool inside. It looks like it has been there for years. They had two bands playing in the downstairs space (which is really big) and the upstairs bar was great. It was very warm upstairs but the bartender told me they were getting electrical upgrades and new air conditioning in the coming week but they did not want to delay the opening since it was not hot outside. This place is overall hard to describe – it is like they spent a lot of money to make it look like it has been a neighborhood fixture for years. I will definitely be back on a weekday (it was a little too crowded to try the “carvery” bar food Saturday night but people around me that tried it loved it.

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