Two of my favorite mainstay 14th Street restaurants in DC are Estadio and Doi Moi, so I was pretty excited to hear that two veterans of both these establishments, Greg Kakaletris and Brittany Frick, are trying to open up a new seafood concept that aims to fill the gap between for the rustic, seafood shack type of experience and expensive, high-end fine dining.
Their concept, Albright Special, is one of four restaurants vying for crowd-sourced funding through EquityEats - basically a Kickstarter for restaurants and dining concepts. In the meantime, I was lucky enough to score tickets to a preview of the Albright Special pop-up concept over Valentine's Day weekend last week at 2 Birds, 1 Stone (the cocktail bar below Doi Moi just off 14th). Here are some highlights from the menu - hover over each for a description.
The verdict - nine courses of this variety and quality for just $49 was a total steal. Only time will tell if Albright Special gets the funding it needs to build out its full counter concept but I'm happy to see that innovation like this is happening in DC.
Check out Albright Special's EquityEats page here and also consider attending a pop-up event for one of the other concepts before making an investment.
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