Top 5 Bites: Dacha to Shaw, Big Rocks on H Street

by Jamie Liu

Top 5 Bites: Dacha to Shaw, Big Rocks on H Street: Figure 1
Bar Charley

In Top 5 Bites this week, we highlight a new bar from the Jackie’s/El Chucho team in Adams Morgan, a new, but temporary beer garden in Shaw and the opening of a massive Red Rocks on H Street.

This Charley is No Horse

Bar Charley, the newest spot from the owners of El Chucho (Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks) opened on Thursday at 1825 18th Street NW (map) in Adams Morgan. Those used to spending $10 or more on a cocktail will be surprised to find classics like the Sazerac and Old Fashioned for $8, and $7 Mai Tais on tap. The opening menu was designed by former Jackie’s chef Diana Davila-Boldin, and includes sophisticated dishes like duck morcilla, and wood-grilled steak with kimchi ketchup and compressed duck sauce.

Rolling in Dough

Marvelous Market and The BreadLine founder Mark Furstenburg has finalized a lease for Bread Furst, a retail bakery at 4434 Connecticut Avenue NW (map), according to The Washington Post. He is aiming to start baking this coming February, and will serve breakfast pastries, cookies, pies, bread, baguettes baked off every four hours, and fresh-churned ice cream.

Top 5 Bites: Dacha to Shaw, Big Rocks on H Street: Figure 2
Dacha Beer Garden

Dacha to Shaw

Even though the end of outdoor drinking season is within sight, Dacha Beer Garden opened on Wednesday at 1600 7th Street NW (map). Offering a selection of a dozen German and Belgian beers, the beer garden is temporary. Owners Ilya Alter and Dmitri Chekaldin plan to close it for the winter and begin construction on a kitchen and bar that will enable them to serve food.

Italian Thunder

Rialto, a new Italian restaurant from the owners of Thunder Burger, will be taking over the space vacated by Georgetown stalwart The Guards at 2915 M Street NW (map). According to Washingtonian, they are aiming for a mid-September opening, and the menu will include Italian small plates.

Big Rocks on H Street

Red Rocks opened its fourth location at 1348 H Street NE (map) on Wednesday. The 250-seat pizzeria stretches across three floors, including a roof deck. In addition to the usual pizzas, it will serve an expanded menu of Italian small plates, charcuterie and pasta. Naturally, a bottomless drink brunch is also in the works.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/top_5_bites_dacha_to_shaw_big_rocks_on_h_street/7525

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