B-Side opens Saturday night in Mosaic District, adjacent to sister restaurant Red Apron. It shares some similarities with Neighborhood Restaurant Group's most recent venture, The Partisan, but with a more streamlined menu and some new additions to appeal to Virginia customers.
The restaurant is connected to Red Apron in the front, and shares a kitchen with the place as well. The small spot has 13 seats at the bar and 50 seats total, with a communal table in the back. On the menu: 20 types of charcuterie, a variety of bar snacks, and appetizers like pig tails and pork meatballs to start. There are some unique menu items like pupusas and arepas, two different burgers, some steaks and salads and some specials later to come. Expect theme nights like breakfast for dinner or Taco Tuesday once the restaurant gets off the ground.
There will be 10 cocktails available, all named for famous B-side tracks like "Don't Let Me Down" by the Beatles (a functioning turntable helps set the soundtrack for the place). There are more than 100 beers available my bottle or can (12 on tap) and 120 wines (20 by the glass), with an emphasis on dry sherry, Lambrusco and other types that pair well with charcuterie.
It will open at 4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. weekends, though the Red Apron will be served during the day on weekends (translation: day drinking is an option at B-Side on the weekends). There are no immediate plans for happy hour. Status: Opening Saturday. 8298 Glass Alley Suite 105 Fairfax, Va.; no website yet.