In our quest to try almost every good restaurant in the city (we’re getting there), Craig and I headed to 14th Street this past weekend to check out yet another new spot generating tons of buzz. Drafting Table, the most recent addition to the 14th Street corridor’s ever expanding and impressive lineup of eateries, is the newest venture for Aaron Gordon, owner of Rabbit, Red Velvet Cupcakery and Tangysweet frozen yogurt shops. With an ambiance that’s perfectly suited for its location – casual with a hint of cool and trendy – it’s the perfect spot to meet friends for a few drinks, a casual meal or even a first date.
To start, Craig and I both ordered drinks; Craig got a beer from their selection of 16 on draft, while I picked out a light Pinot Noir from their international wine list. After sharing the fried pickles (a la Snooki), Craig ordered the Burger with crispy blue cheese, apricot chutney and bacon-onion jam and I opted for one of my favorites – the Fish and Chips! For dessert we shared the Snickers pie, which was absolutely delicious, but required an extra 3 to 4 miles added to my run the next day. All in all – it was a comforting meal set in a fun location and exactly the kind of place you’ll want to be when it starts to get cold out!
Of note, the restaurant recently announced the debut of Fútbol Weekend Brunch this winter. Guests will be able to watch their favorite European fútbol teams on the restaurant’s three flat screen TVs while enjoying an eclectic brunch menu prepared by Executive Chef Ciji Wagner.
Drafting Table is kicking off this brunch on Saturday, December 1st at 8 AM with West Ham United vs. Chelsea followed by Arsenal vs. Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham at 10 AM. Customers who come in for breakfast on December 1st, between the hours of 9 AM and 11 AM, will receive a complimentary Sexy Egg Sandwich, as well as $5 Bloody Marys along with the full brunch menu. The Fútbol Weekend Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 8 AM until the last game is played.
For additional information, visit www.draftingtabledc.com. Drafting Table is located at 1529 14th Street, NW, 20005