(Miss?) Kitty's Saloon Headed to 1208 H Street
Rochester Saloon, Madison County, Montana (Ca. 1890) Photo available online courtesy of Montana State University. Photo by Thomas B. Brook.
There has been much speculation as to what would happen to Souk's old home at 1208 H Street. Now we finally have an answer. It seems that a new restaurant called Miss Kitty's Saloon (or maybe just Kitty's Saloon, based on the new sign) is moving in. The (still under construction) website announces an anticipated opening sometimes this summer, and invites you to "Come find out what Kitty's is fixin' up in the back of the chuck wagon." What Kitty's fixing up is, apparently, "contemporary redneck cuisine." This article (from last year) in Food Service Monthly has more information:
That Atlas District continues to grow. Miss Kitty’s Saloon is slated to open the end of August at 1208 H St. NE. The managing operator and executive chef is Scott Webster, a CIA grad who worked for Clyde’s Restaurant Group for 16 years, including executive chef at Clyde’s in Tysons Corner. The rustic mid-western saloon will be on two floors. Second floor expected to open in the fall, featuring a bourbon/whiskey bar.
District Cuisine has a photo of the new signage, and a brief history of recent building/business ownership. Kitty's Saloon has yet to tweet, but they do have a Twitter handle.