Big Changes In Glover Park

Fritz Hahn, washingtonpost.com's bar guru, has the scoop on some new spots slated for Glover Park — and some old favorites that may soon bid adieu.

According to Hahn, neighborhood mainstays Busara and the Grog and Tankard are both expected to be replaced.

Several sources are reporting that local lounge impresario Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld (Chi-Cha, Mate, Gazuza, Ceviche, Gua-rapo) is expected to take over the Grog's space. Hahn says it will become a tavern called Gin and Tonic.

A few doors down, Hahn reports that Busara will give way to a new spot from the owners of Sonoma, Mendocino Grille and Bethesda's forthcoming Redwood. No details have gone public yet.

This summer, the old Apollo Market space will be filled by Surfside, a casual seafood spot, from chef David Scribner and Bo Blair of Smith Point and Jetties.

The planned Wisconsin Avenue restaurants will join the newly opened Breadsoda, with its impressive sandwich menu and Nintendo Wii, and new-ish bubble-tea joint Shanghai Teahouse.


Anonymous said...

Weren't the Mendocino folks supposed to open up something in the 100% Mexico store too?? What ever happened to that?

Amanda said...

Last I spoke to them, they were still planning to take the space, but were already under way at Redwood, so they were going to wait. I'll check back with them and see what the scoop is.