Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coming Soon: Ted's Bulletin

The makers of Matchbox will be bringing you Ted's Bulletin scheduled to open this April.

You'll enjoy the 1930's style interior finished with features such as art deco light fixtures, brass signage, wall treatments and marble counters salvaged from the recently demolished Philadelphia Convention Hall.

Operating hours:

Monday thru Thursday
7 AM - 10:30 PM

Friday and Saturday, 7 AM - 11:30 PM

Open 7 AM
Last seating at 10:30 PM

Prominently featured on the menu will be burgers made with beef ground in-house, as well as American classics such as meat loaf, pastrami and grilled cheese sandwiches(option to get this for the kids with Wonderbread! :) , fresh soups and salads. Our culinary team will consist of Shannan Troncoso, Jon McArthur and Jacob Hunter who will be shifting over from matchbox Capitol Hill as well as matchbox Chinatown.
The "Bulletin" element is in reference to our interior menu boards as well as the rotating specials our chefs will whip up on a daily basis.

Dessert and Pastry Chef Erica Chirunomula (formerly of Ten Penh) will be charged with heading up our shakes, pies, breakfast sandwiches, homemade pop tarts (just silly good!!) , cakes, muffins and pretty much all things baking. Erica's work station will actually be in one of the bay windows overlooking the sidewalk so folks can see her preparation techniques--we think a great added visual for the neighborhood!

To round out, we will also be serving coffee, espresso and cappuccinos for takeout or dine in.

On the bar side, we will be serving classic cocktails complete with unique round ice cubes and fresh ingredients overseen by our chefs, a funky but affordable wine list as well as "prohibition style" light and dark beer on tap.

The restaurant will seat up to 75 total with room for a larger group of 10-12 guests. Booths will seat 2, 4 or 6 guests total.

Another fun feature will be a video display in the dining room where we will be projecting vintage 8mm home movies from the 30's 40's and 50's, shot around and about DC as well as points beyond.
We have found great old footage from the White House, Arlington as well as Mount Vernon.

Other: tin ceilings, a large sky light, interior oak doors from old law firms with lettering still on the glass, marble tile flooring, an open kitchen and meat display case, photos of the neighborhood and specifically 8th Street and Barracks Row featured in our menu as well as framed throughout the restaurant.Hopefully we'll film another show with these guys.

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