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Fainting Goat Owners Dub New Shaw Restaurant ‘Monkey King’

by Tim Regan — June 21, 2016 at 11:40 am 0

Rogue in ShawIt appears as though the team behind Fainting Goat (1330 U St. NW) has found a name for their forthcoming Hong Kong themed eatery in the former Rogue space at 922 N St. NW.

A recent liquor license application with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration lists the new restaurant under the trade name “Monkey King.”

The application reads:

A restaurant and bar serving a contemporary Hong Kong-inspired menu along with alcoholic beverages popular in Hong Kong.

Fainting Goat co-owners Greg Algie and Henry Bruce plan to open the restaurant and bar with chef Nathan Beauchamp. Algie talked about the business during an ANC 2F ABRA committee meeting last month.

“We’re looking at doing a Hong Kong themed restaurant bar,” Algie said during the meeting. “Hong Kong has great a tradition of food and a European influence with the expat nightlife, so it kind of merges together.”

Algie also said during that meeting that the restaurant and bar could open as early as December.

A representative with the restaurant was not immediately available to comment on the opening.

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