Prince of Petworth spotted a liquor license application today for the new restaurant that prolific restaurateur Ashok Bajaj plans to open in the former Zola space in Penn Quarter. A commenter on the site says that he or she heard Bajaj's concept will be a brasserie. But is there any truth to that rumor?
There is. Bajaj confirmed through a spokeswoman that the restaurant will indeed be a brasserie. He doesn't plan, though, to divulge any additional details about the concept at this time. When Bajaj signed the lease for the space, located at 800 F St. NW, last August, he told Eater three things: it wouldn't be super expensive, it wouldn't be Indian and it would be something new for the empire-builder. Well, the man that has brought DC everything from pasta to palak chat now can add a new category to his resume.
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