Next up on the Near Southeast Cavalcade of Eateries appears to be Bonchon
, the Korean fried chicken outlet that is opening its first DC location
on the southwest corner of Half and K streets SE, inside the 1015 Half Street
building a couple of blocks north of Nats Park.
I sent my unpaid stringer out in the dismal weather today to grab a photo or two of the work on the 5,300-square-foot space, which sources say
has been progressing rapidly, perhaps with an eye toward opening before, well, Opening Day (Monday, April 6
Eater DC shared some renderings and details
about the interior, though reading that the architects are "designing the restaurant to include a sports bar" -- I've never heard of a "sports bar" as an object within a restaurant rather than just an appellation for a restaurant, but maybe I don't move in the right circles. Nevertheless, Eater says that there will be seating for 200, and that the full bar will have "both Asian and American craft beers."
Anyone wishing to thank my stringer for his work can probably arrange a meeting at 100 Montaditos
(A small update on another restaurant in the pipeline: the planned Scarlet Oak
at 909 New Jersey still does not have its necessary building permits, but they are at least in process.)