A large tiger mural by artist Keyhan Solo greets visitors upon entry. The space, which was partly designed by Sharkey, has a subway theme you’ll notice reflected in signs throughout the restaurant. Reclaimed wood from a Virginia barn covers one wall.
Pow Pow will occupy only the first floor, leasing the second floor to their neighbor Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street). That leaves Pow Pow with seating for around 30 patrons. They don’t have highchairs, but are working on some kid friendly menu options. Pow Pow will be open seven days a week. Initially they plan to open for dinner only, but they will add lunch service soon. Look for late night service on Fridays and Saturdays.
As an interesting sidenote, Sharkey is not the first in his family to run a business along the H Street Corridor. His paternal grandfather operated a coffee shop on Benning Road just beyond the Starburst prior to the riots, and his maternal grandparents had the headquarters for their construction company nearby.
Pow Pow will hold its grand opening this Saturday from 5pm to 10pm with a ceremonial dragon dance and a dj for the celebration.