Starbucks has submitted liquor license applications to serve beer and wine at five additional D.C. locations this week, including locations in Shaw and Adams Morgan.
This week’s applications brings the total number of District Starbucks looking to serve alcohol to 10. Last week, the company applied to serve beer and wine at locations in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Chevy Chase and downtown.
The locations that were added to the list of applicants this week are:
- 815 O St. NW (Shaw)
- 3416 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Cleveland Park)
- 1000 H St. NW (downtown)
- 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (Capitol Hill)
- 1801 Columbia Rd. NW (Adams Morgan)
A Starbucks spokesperson told us via e-mail last week that the push for alcoholic drinks is part of the company’s new “Starbucks Evening” service, which also includes a small plate menu.
Though the spokesperson did not say what might be on tap, a sample menu shows the coffee chain may serve red, white and sparkling wines by the bottle and glass and “craft beer.” Menus vary by region, meaning it’s possible the stores could serve local beer and wine
Small plate possibilities include truffle mac and cheese, bacon-wrapped dates, chicken skewers and truffle popcorn.
Table, a 75-seat restaurant from Chef Frederik de Pue, is scheduled to open at 903 N Street NW in early November. The Shaw/Logan establishment will serve classic European dishes that reflect Chef de Pue’s childhood in Belgium and his experience in several kitchens throughout Europe.
The restaurant’s handwritten menus will change frequently to reflect fresh produce and quality meats available from local and regional purveyors. Originally an auto repair space, the restaurant building has been restored to a contemporary dining establishment with modern decor. Table will have a storefront patio and rooftop deck for seasonal outdoor seating.
The restaurant will serve dinner in the initial opening phase, and then will expand its offerings to breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch at the start of February, 2013.
Table is expected to open on or around Friday, November 3. Sample menus will be available on the website soon. For more information on Table’s opening date, follow the restaurant on Twitter or Facebook.