“Wine Bistro ‘Irregardless’ to Open Late Summer on H Street” in former Le Grenier Space!


502 H Avenue, NE

From a press release:

“Irregardless, a wine bistro from hospitality gurus, Ian and Mika Carlin, will open up at 502 H Street, NE in late Summer months 2022. The two-tale, 1600 square foot restaurant will attribute a six-system seasonal tasting menu from Chef Ben Browning, who will highlight Mid-Atlantic make and producers. Tasting menus are presented along with two optional beverage pairings, a person of which will completely focus on Virginia wine and spirits.

The restaurant’s Modern American tasting menu, overseen by Chef Browning, will attract inspiration from the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic region, with a sturdy concentration on regional and sustainable ingredients. Browning, who sharpened his cooking abilities in quite a few highly regarded D.C. kitchens, like Daikaya, Maydan, Obelisk, Reveler’s Hour, and most not too long ago Mintwood Place, will prepare dinner basic and thoughtfully composed dishes, supplying both of those omnivore and vegetarian tasting menu solutions. Possessing expended portion of his childhood in Paris, he is drawn to the two French and Japanese cooking techniques, which will impact the food items at Irregardless. Attendees can appear ahead to home-manufactured pastas, nicely-manufactured breads and uncomplicated yet thrilling dishes with a number of levels that regard high quality elements. A concise a la carte menu will also be supplied at the 12-seat bar.

“As people of the H Avenue neighborhood, we’re very pleased and energized to open up our to start with cafe in a community we have developed to appreciate,” reported co-operator Mika Carlin. “With Irregardless, we want to create a cozy and welcoming area for all to appreciate terrific foods and consume, with great provider and hospitality,” she ongoing. Co-proprietor Ian Carlin additional, “Our market has been strike tricky above the past two and a 50 percent many years, but we keep on being dedicated to and impressed by our colleagues in the independent restaurant community. We search forward to opening Irregardless and contributing to the dynamic dining scene listed here in D.C.”

Mika and Ian, previous attorneys who achieved even though attending law faculty at the College of Virginia, left the authorized planet to build whole-time occupations in hospitality. Longtime wine enthusiasts who grew to value Virginia wine as regulation learners, equally Carlins will serve as resident sommeliers and co-administrators at Irregardless overseeing operations and beverage courses. Mika, beforehand a front of residence supervisor at Extravagant Radish, also served as Beverage Director at Sonny’s Pizza and the restaurant’s well known sister bar, No Kisses. Ian invested time as a sommelier and server, respectively, at Michelin-starred dining places Masseria and Oyster Oyster. Their need to generate a wine bistro that celebrates the talent at the rear of outstanding wineries and nearby producers with elevated, however engaging, assistance have been the driving aspects at the rear of their determination to open Irregardless.

Jointly, the pair will leverage their significant connections within the wine sector to build a considerate and perfectly-rounded checklist reflective of wines that are particular to them both of those. They program to straight import some particular options though highlighting attention-grabbing wines numerous of which will be manufactured making use of sustainable and organic farming tactics. Irregardless will also highlight some of the finest Virginia wines showcasing producers from the area along with wines from the rest of the environment, putting them on equivalent footing. They aspire to present a perfectly-curated checklist of obtainable, excellent wines that are a excellent value made by young and independent producers. Specific offerings from pals at Treehouse Brewing, an independently owned Massachusetts brewery, amongst other unbiased, area breweries and distilleries will round out Irregardless’ beverage application.

The dining space, designed by HapstakDemetriou+ will renovate the previous rowhouse into an open up mid-century present day house. A vintage Coca-Cola ® mural and exposed brick walls continue being from the past tenant and will be integrated into the new style, whilst contemporary updates and touches will be additional with new pendant lighting, greenery, and furniture, juxtaposed against refinished, designed-in banquettes. Outside seating will be neatly maximized with a several bistro tables on an upper-degree terrace, although a ground flooring backyard garden will host rotating pop-ups throughout the hotter months.”