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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Big Board Opening Saturday

@HstreetDC reports that The Big Board, a new burger and beer spot (they have salads too), will open its doors Saturday at 421 H Street. Apparently they'll have beer from Chocolate City Brewery (you can also sip the local brew at the Pug, the Argonaut, and Smith Commons).

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! More options on the western half of H!

Anyone have any interest in opening up a secondary market for beer purchases?

west sidey said...

Did anyone notice newly refurbished properties between Ethiopic and Sidamo? Anyone have an idea what are the plans for those two properties.

4th and G said...

West Sidey:

I heard that the properties are being prepped for sale or lease. I don't believe any specific businesses are slated for them yet.

Anonymous said...

WEST SIDE IN THE HOUSE!!!

seriously, i'd bet on one of those places becoming campaign headquarters for someone.....

Anonymous said...

FYI - It appears that they will be open starting tomorrow with $1 menu items!

http://hstreetgreatstreet.blogspot.com/2011/10/neighborhood-appreciation-night.html

Kenny G said...

Wow. I hope they know what they are doing... seems like they are inviting the almost inevitable bum-rush and bitch cycle that new places on H Street face when they first open their doors.

At any rate, good luck fellas and good on ya for reaching out to the neighbors.

Urban Architect said...

I went to Big Board's friends and family event tonight (Tuesday) and was very impressed. They had tasters out--sliders, including one of their vegetarian options (chickpeas and black beans), as well as their fries--crispy on the outside, tasty on the inside. Their menu of burgers and selection of beers have me super excited that I'm only four blocks away and finally have a place I can stop in during the week after work, etc. The two brothers that run the place are local to the area and just great guys all around. Really welcoming/inviting place and a great addition to the neighborhood. Definitely add this to your list for places to visit this upcoming week.

Urban Architect said...

Oh and the two spaces in between Ethiopic and Sidamo are classified as "office" according to the permits hanging on the door.

@HStreetDC said...

I was delighted to go to the friends and family soft opening tonight. I usually don't like anybody messing with my plain burger with pretty standard fixings, but their offerings were terrific. Great combinations, very creative, and they just tasted right. Well-cooked, flavorful fries, and I was very happy.
Good news also is that they're going to have several vegetarian options. And not just the ho-hum throw-a-mushroom-on-the-bun thing. Really creative offerings that don't make non-meat-eaters an afterthought
Laid back atmosphere and reasonable prices should make this a very popular neighborhood destination. They're getting permit details for the upstairs and sidewalk cafe ironed out. They'll need the space if the food stays as good as it was tonight.
I wish them all the best. We need them on H Street!

Kenny G said...

OK. So everything is discounted BY $1.00 and not TO $1.00. This makes more sense. I thought that they were throwing open the doors and offering everything on the menu for a buck.

Anonymous said...

best soft opening I've seen was Queen Vic. I think it was completely word of mouth. I found it by chance, but there was a substantial crowd. Cash only. Drinks only. I think they opened in stages, basically, but I may be mistaken.

Darin D said...

I went to the friends and family opening last night and was impressed by the food, drink and atmosphere. While I don't live in the neighborhood; the black bean and hummus burger for my wife and the prosciutto + mozzarella burger for me are both worthy of the trip into the district. Plus the fact that the owners are standup guys makes it all the more enjoyable.