Chaplin’s Co-Owners Plotting New Diner in Shaw

by Tim Regan September 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm 1 Comment


(Updated Wednesday at 7:52 p.m.) Several of the owners behind Chaplin’s are plotting to open a new diner about a block away from the Shaw ramen restaurant.

Ari Wilder said during a meeting of Logan Circle’s ANC 2F earlier this month he intends to help open a new restaurant called “Shaw Shank Diner” at 906 P St. NW. Chaplin’s co-owner Adrian Williams is also attached to the project.

If all goes according to plan, the restaurant would serve diner fare and include outdoor seating, Borderstan learned during the meeting.

Though it’s unclear when Shaw Shank Diner would open (the forthcoming eatery is still in its early stages, the Wilders said) a sample menu designed by local company KTD Creative seems to reveal what it might serve.

According to the sample menu, the diner would serve fried egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos, egg skillets, fried chicken sandwiches and “small chow” like smoked beef brisket, mac and cheese and burgers.

Shaw Shank may also have cocktails, beer, wine and soda, according to an unfinished drink list.

Additionally, Anne Alfano, co-founder and executive chef at Little Red Fox, appears to be attached to the new eatery.

A representative for the eatery declined to comment but said more information would be available soon.


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