Jack Rose Dining Saloon to Offer 1,000 Whiskeys - NBC4 Washington

Jack Rose Dining Saloon to Offer 1,000 Whiskeys



    Jack Rose Dining Saloon to Offer 1,000 Whiskeys

    The Washington Post's Tom Sietsemareports that Michael Hartzer, formerly the executive chef at IndeBleu, is teaming up with friend Bill Thomas for a new space called Jack Rose Dining Saloon at 2007 18th St. N.W.

    Thomas runs the popular Bourbon gastropubs in Glover Park and Adams Morgan, and the pair are planning a "a 50-seat dining room and 52-foot long bar... a wood-fired barbecue pit, [and] a partially enclosed bar" for the new saloon, Sietsema says. Jack Rose (no connection to the sadly deceased local guitarist) is named after the old-fashioned cocktail of applejack and grenadine, and Hartzer has no plans to skimp on the booze -- he's planning to offer 1,000 different kinds of whiskey.

    Hartzer's been quiet since since the high-concept, high-cost IndeBleu shut down in December. The lounge/restaurant's over-the-top glamour (remember those swinging couches?) presumably didn't fare well during the economic downturn, and a new sports-oriented pub called Redline is taking its place. Just around the corner from the Verizon Center, it seems like a much more natural fit.

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