ark View residents of Washington, DC (just South of Petworth) can anticipate an exciting addition to their community this May. The “Mothership”, a full-service restaurant/bakery will be opening at 3301 Georgia Avenue NW, formerly Brown’s Caribbean Bakery. It will be run by Stephan Boillon, founder and chef of El Floridano, a popular food truck operation that travels DC neighborhoods serving a variety of sandwiches.
The new brick-and-mortar location came with pizza and rotating deck ovens, industrial dough mixers, sheeters and shapers, a walk-in freezer and other equipment, all of which Boillon hopes to take advantage of. In addition to artisanal breads, he envisions “small plates, long braises, gourmet pizzas, Jamaican patties and other dishes” that draw on Caribbean and Latin American influences from his previous experiences in South Florida.
Planning a long-term stay, Boillon signed a 10-year lease at the location. El Floridano will continue to serve the DC area with sandwiches, while simultaneously promoting the Mothership at 3301 Georgia Ave. Renovations include two new restrooms, laying new pipes, creating a walk-in cooler, applying for a liquor license, and attempting to create a 45+ seat restaurant out of the former carryout.
For the full article by The Washington Post, click here.