A CULINARY CLUBHOUSE
dining + drinking consortium
COMING TO PENN AVE SE DC
Welcome To The Roost
The Roost is an ambitious 12,500-square-foot food hall and neighborhood gathering place located at Blackbird, a newly developed 167 unit residential building perched on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and 14th on Capitol Hill. Developed and managed by local dining and drinking connoisseurs Neighborhood Restaurant Group in partnership with May Riegler, The Roost brings together a handful of the District’s best chefs along with a lively & diverse collection of the area’s most compelling food, beer, wine and spirits purveyors. You'll find everything from coffee by local roasters, to that perfect burger and craft beer for any night of the week, to refined cocktails, a full service restaurant and so much more. In short, The Roost is an altogether unique food hall created by the DC community, for the DC community.
“We’re creating a whole ecosystem that you’d otherwise have to find by moving locations, We want it to be a place where, if you live around here, it’s your clubhouse; a place to gather, eat, drink, play and relax, with a multitude of options for all”
Shop Made In DC
Shop Made In DC at The Roost is a highly edited 'storelet' featuring a small capsule collection of wares and goods from 40+ DC creatives. As they have done with their other locations, it will serve as a hub for local makers with a packed schedule of classes, activations and programming throughout the year.
With a nod to the culturally rich and globally minded DC community, Cameo will offer coffee and tea sourced from around the world. This all-day cafe and neighborhood gathering place will rotate through a lineup of direct-source coffee and tea while prioritizing sustainable, eco-consciousness, and socially responsible choices - from the beverages served, to the compostable packaging and zero waste practices, to the makers with which we partner.
State Fair features playful riffs on composed sundaes using homemade frozen custard, replete with all of the delicious sauces and toppings you'd expect, and several more that you won't. Pastry Chef Allie Cheppa will complement the standards with seasonal sundaes, sundae flights and a create-your-own sundae bar.
Richmond based chef Brittany Anderson will plant roots in the district with Leni, and all-day cafe that pays homage to 1970's Eastern European health trends with a menu featuring her modern take on nourishing whole grains and fermented foods.
The Roost marks Red Apron's fourth location here in the region - and will feature a greatest hits menu culled from their deep arsenal of handmade charcuterie, burgers, sandwiches and all the meaty goodness they've become known for.
Slice Joint celebrates true, New York style pizza. And with Rachel Marie, who earned the title of "Pizza Regina"during her 4 years manning the ovens at Roberta's, the proof is in the pie. Her New York and Grandma style pizzas are available by the slice and whole, and rely on the finest seasonal ingredients.
Hi / Fi Taco
Hi/Fi is an all new concept from Nathan Anda, the mad genius, chef and butcher behind Red Apron, The Partisan and B Side. Nate's genuine love and appreciation for tacos will shine through with his clever takes on the classics along with some fun twists on the sides.
Show of Hands
Show of Hands is a craft cocktail and wine bar that will highlight low-alcohol drinks backed by a stellar portfolio of wines by the glass. Spirits Director Nick Ferrell has designed Show of Hands as a neighborhood gathering place, though it'll undoubtedly find its mark as one of DC's great bars.
AKO By Kenaki
Ako by Kenaki is a sushi and omakase bar from the siblings Ken & Aki Ballogdajan. Fans of their Gaithersburg, MD restaurant will be familiar with their signature Makimono rolls, and will delight in their expanded menu of new creations.
From the minds behind ChurchKey, The Sovereign, Bluejacket and others, Shelter will feature many of the key elements that have come to define NRG's beer concepts. You can expect 50 taps, two cask engines, a temperature-controlled system and extensive glassware - along with a near-frenetic rotation of the world's finest craft brews.
The Roost's one and only standalone restaurant, Caruso's Grocery, is modeled after the once ubiquitous classic Italian-American "red sauce" joints. Chef Matt Adler has crafted a menu that pays homage to the past with an eye toward the present featuring an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients.
In the coming months The Roost will be announcing more concepts, promotions, updates, news flashes and upcoming events. Stay tuned here, and be sure to follow along on social for all the latest.
The Roost is located in the historic and architecturally diverse neighborhood of Capitol Hill, just east of notable landmarks like Barracks Row and Eastern Market, and steps from the Potomac Ave metro. The Roost has been thoughtfully designed and created with the needs and desires of our neighbors in mind, and will offer family-friendly gathering spaces, indoors and out, with a multitude of dining options for all. The community-driven food hall aims to complement the local, independent businesses that surround it, supplementing with a bevvy of affordable and unique food and beverage offerings.
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