Fried cashews with chilis, smoked catfish salad, papaya salad and more can be found on the opening menu for the Alfie's pop-up, being held in the Mothership space at 3301 Georgia Ave NW.
The goal is to get doors open by February 2, according to chef Alex McCoy (snow delayed things a bit from the original plan).The menu, a preview of McCoy's expected expat bar coming to 845 Upshur St. NW, will change weekly, even daily, with a mix of obscure dishes and bar food classics making up the selection. Expect a lot of Isaan and Northern Thai food, though Bangkok and Southern Thai dishes could pop up as well.
Everything from the curry pastes to the noodles and stocks are homemade (Meatcrafters handles the sausages). McCoy says some of the house specialties include Gai Yang (Thai grilled chicken), Khao Soi (coconut curry noodle soup), Tom Saap (a sour pork and tripe stew), as well as the papaya salad and burger.
Reservations can be made through OpenTable, but the bar seating will be open. Check out the opening menu here.