Prince of Petworth (now PoPville) shared some news yesterday that an Italian restaurant headed to 1212 U Street NW might have an affiliation with the Russia House team. Is the rumor true?
In a word, yes. Chef Andrew LaPorta of Russia House and Biergarten Haus tells Eater that yes, the team is taking over the space, and that he'll be doing the cooking there. Eater will be speaking with owner Aaron McGovern soon to learn more details about what they're planning. Let's think. Russia House. Biergarten Haus. Is "Casa" destined to be part of the restaurant's name? Time will tell.
1212 U Street NW has held a few tenants over the years, from CB 1212 to Almaz Ethiopian.