Oh hello, here's some rather interesting news: Jamie Leeds will open a third outpost of Hank's Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill featuring the cocktail stylings of Gina Chersevani, also known as the "Mixtress." Set in the old Ba Bay space — what the restaurant's Facebook page has dubbed Hank's Oyster Bar on the Hill — the new restaurant will have a 20-seat bar and an emphasis on meat, according to Tom Sietsema who first tweeted the news. Leeds previously hired Chersevani at 15 Ria back in 2003.
As you might recall, Chersevani split with PS 7's back in February as she was working on developing a new concept at 6th and Pennsylvania SE that would be a "cocktail deli," per reports at the time. It's unclear whether that plan has been scrapped in favor of the Hank's Oyster Bar expansion. This also comes at a busy time for Leeds, who is expanding the Alexandria location of the restaurant into the space next door. More details as they're available.