Y'all, over the weekend Washingtonian critic Todd Kliman shared a pretty big scoop over a series of tweets: restaurateur Mark Kuller has officially found a space in Logan Circle for his third spot, which will be a Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant. Unsurprisingly, he'll be working with the same team from his two exceedingly popular restaurants Proof and Estadio — with chef Haidar Karoum working on the menu and bar manager Adam Bernbach working on plans for a 40-seat curated cocktail bar.
There really aren't too many details out there yet considering this restaurant is in its very early stages — Kuller's rep says there's not even a name yet — but Kliman does say they're aiming for "late fall, early winter" and gets some menu details, reporting that there, "will be 'an assortment of noodle dishes, soups, & grilled 'sticks'' -- skewers -- featuring various meats, seafood & vegetables." Prince of Petworth pinpoints the exact address to 1401 S Street, NW, with some liquor license application details.
Of course, it's been fairly public knowledge that Kuller has been seeking out a spot for a third restaurant. Back in July, he told Eater he had three or four ideas for another concept: a breakfast place, a taqueria or Asian cuisine. At the time, he explained:
"We obviously want to take advantage of Haidar's love for Asian food and the fact that I think there is deficiency in the city. I mean, if you look at a place like Kushi, there's a reason it's so successful. It fills a real gap: a hip, cool, Asian restaurant."
So, there you go. Sounds like that's the plan. More details when they...exist?