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Monday, January 13, 2014

RIS at Union Market is Now Open


Ris Lacoste, Chef/Owner of RIS has launched a new prepared foods stall at Union Market (1309 5th Street).  RIS at Union Market will operate Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm & Saturday-Sunday 10am -7pm.

Expect a selection of sophisticated cuisine & kitchen staples for the at home chef. RIS at Union Market will offer assortment of stocks, sauces, and vinaigrettes including veal stock ($8), tomato eggplant sauce ($6), & champagne vinaigrette ($5).

Shoppers will also find classic prepared entrees including RIS favorites like braised lamb shanks ($16), individual chicken pot pies ($8 each), & handmade meatballs ($10 per ½ dozen). The food stall will also feature savory & sweet baked goods such as Quiche Lorraine ($4), Baker’s Choice sweet pie ($4) & mouthwatering chocolate macaroons ($8 per dozen). In addition to these regular menu offerings, the food stall will offer daily “Ris Bowls,” a rotating selection of gourmet soups, hot and cold bowls, and kid’s bowls.

RIS at Union Market will also serve as an additional location to order/pick-up from RIStoGO, the restaurant’s catering program.


Anonymous Nick Name said...

This sounds nice. But I still wonder if there's any chance of Union Market getting some non-prepared food places like they originally said they were going to have. Or is the transition to food court complete and permanent?

Jan 13, 2014, 10:04:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Union Market is much much more than a "food court". It has a wonderful spice store, tea shop, cheese shop, a full service butcher and more. When the fish market gets there, it will be even greater. It is more like the Terminal in San Francisco. Why do you need more than one place to sell lettuce?

Jan 14, 2014, 8:56:00 AM

Blogger Carver Hillbilly said...

I also continue to be perplexed with the claim that Union Market is a food court. You know what I normally think when I go to a market that has 20 fruit and veg vendors and a dozen meat vendors? "Man, I really wish there were more places to actually eat." I like the balance.

Jan 14, 2014, 11:01:00 AM

Anonymous MJ said...

I like balance too; I just happen to agree that Union Market is out of balance right now. The creamery, meat counter, and vegetable stand are the only place you can buy reasonably priced ingredients for making your own meals; Red Apron and the fromagerie are nice but they're not cost-effective. The current set-up is somewhat counter-balanced by the surrounding Florida Ave market, but with both rents and the talk of development increasing all of the low-cost options will probably soon disappear.

Jan 14, 2014, 12:58:00 PM

Anonymous Michel Richard said...

Home of the Dollar-66-cent Meatball!

Jan 15, 2014, 8:13:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJ, Are you suggesting that Union Market receive the same DC tax dollars that Eastern market has received, and continues to receive so that you feel like you can "buy reasonably priced ingredients for making your own meals" ?

Jan 15, 2014, 9:14:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eastern Market is a prime example of what's wrong with government control. Terrific source of excellent product at fair prices but zippo effective marketing.
DC treats it as a cash cow based on bizarre revenue return but has no will to make it as stellar as it could be.
Union Market can not match it as a food source but exceeds through the marketing of the venue as the place to be on virtually any day if the week.

Jan 16, 2014, 4:59:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way is Eastern market a cash cow. Lots of DC tax dollars props up that quaint place, so that the real estate prices can keep on churning.

Jan 16, 2014, 9:21:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The health department closed a few of the places at Eastern Market last week.

Jan 18, 2014, 2:11:00 PM


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