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A Pennyslvania-Themed Restaurant? D.C. Gets One in Second State, Opening Oct. 21

Pierogis, game meat and...artisan ice?

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Reese Gardner has given a Copperwood Tavern-esque makeover to The Mighty Pint, which reopens as Second State October 21.

The Pennsylvania-themed restaurant will be serving up such dishes as root beer braised short ribs, scallops with foie gras and a brown ale butter chicken, courtesy of chef Allan Javery. They're trying to source all ingredients from farms three hours or less away from D.C.

At the bar will be 30 white and dark rye whiskeys, plenty of beer and cocktails made with Pennsylvania spirits (the bar has already generated some publicity for its plans to charge for artisan ice). Boris Stojkovic is overseeing the beverages. They're also planning to host Oyster Hour every day from 5-6 p.m. with $1 oysters.

The dining room has 62 seats spread out over two floors (there are 12 seats at the bar). Gardner's frequent collaborator Maggie O'Neill of SwatchRoom has designed a space with exposed beams and a blue and grey color scheme. Decorating the walls are accents like a State Fair sign and license plates.

Second State

1831 M Street, NW