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Asian Eatery From Ex-Duke’s Grocery Chef to Pop Up in Park View

by Andrew Ramonas — November 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

Tom Saap a.k.a. sour pork rib stew (Photo via Instagram/Alfie's DC)

A Southeast Asian restaurant is scheduled to launch in the former Mothership space in Park View next month.

Ex-Duke’s Grocery chef and “Food Network Star” contestant Alex McCoy told Bordestan today he plans to turn 3301 Georgia Ave. NW into a pop-up eatery that will start serving Thai bar food by mid-December. The pop-up will act as a “test kitchen” for Alfie’s, which he said he expects to open at 845 Upshur St. NW in the spring of 2016.

The pop-up will have McCoy’s takes on Khao Soi (curry noodle soup), Gai Yang (grilled chicken), Som Tam (papaya salad), Tom Saap (sour pork rib stew) and a hamburger that is popular among Australians in Thailand. (McCoy’s burger will feature pickled beets, grilled pineapple and egg.)

The restaurant also will serve Thai beer and cocktails.

“The vibe will be very casual and unpretentious,” McCoy said in an email. “We want people to relax, roll up their sleeves and have some fun. No tasting menus, or expensive multi course sharing plates here, just good music, honest [and] authentically prepared food and a laid back scene.”

Photo via Instagram/Alfie’s DC

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