A national fast food chain has plans to open a restaurant in Adams Morgan.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is “coming soon” to 1742 Columbia Road NW, according to a sign posted to the business yesterday. The chicken-centric fast food chain will occupy the space that formerly held Pollo Granjero, which quietly closed in August.
Until today, the news that a Popeyes might open in the neighborhood was merely a rumor. A PoPville reader first spotted the new sign earlier today.
It’s unclear when the chicken eatery might open, and we were unable to reach a Popeyes representative for more information. We’ll update this story if we do.
A new restaurant could begin serving roasted chickens and fried plantains on 14th Street early next year.
New eatery “Chicken and Whiskey” could open at 1738 14th St. NW by the “end of February,” according to Star Restaurant Group managing members Stuart Damon, Kristopher Carr and Desmond Reilly. The trio laid out their plans for their forthcoming restaurant during an ANC 2F committee meeting last night.
But Chicken and Whiskey won’t serve “American cuisine,” as its alcohol license application noted. Instead, the restaurant will focus on pollo a la brasa.
“What we’re endeavoring to do is a brand new Peruvian casual restaurant,” Carr said. Enrique Limardo, executive chef at Alma Cocina Latina in Baltimore, will lead the restaurant’s kitchen.
Chicken and Whiskey’s specialty will be chickens that are brined for 12 hours and then roasted over wood coals, according to a sample menu. Other items on the forthcoming restaurant’s menu could include chicken sandwiches, shredded beef, fried plantains, watermelon salad and yucca fries.
The business will also include a “sophisticated whiskey bar” that serves “small batch, artisanal, sipping-style whiskeys,” Reilly said. The bar will also serve cocktails, canned craft beer and wine.
When it opens, Chicken and Whiskey will have a “vintage 1940s industrial” design, Carr said. Diners will eat and drink surrounded by painted brick walls, steel panels and treated wood.