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Eat Tibetan Dumplings at Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Experimental Cafe

Shop Made in D.C. is scheduled to debut Thursday, October 19

Lamb-filled dumplings from Dorjee Momo.
Photo: Dorjee Momo

Lamb-filled momos and southwestern-style tacos will be on the menu when hyper local Shop Made in D.C. begins serving Dupont Circle diners next week.

The hybrid retail store-cafe, which plans to carry items exclusively produced inside the District, has tapped hospitality startups Dorjee Momo and Tortilladora to supply the in-house eatery during lunch and dinner. The plan is to cycle through different pop-up restaurants on a regular basis.

Dorjee Momo founder Lobsang Dorjee Tsering provided locals with a taste of his native Tibetan cuisine — think: tender lamb-filled dumplings drizzled in a spicy peppercorn sauce and flanked by chilled eggplant — October 7 during the latest New Kitchens on the Block preview at Mess Hall. Ed McIntosh, an alum of Matchbox Food Group and Great American Restaurants, unveiled self-styled, delivery-only taco operation Tortilladora at Union Kitchen earlier this summer.

The new Shop Made cafe (1333 19th Street NW) is also expected to feature select foods from homegrown breakfast go-to Bullfrog Bagels in the mornings, as well as gourmet java from fledgling roaster, Small Planes Coffee.

Union Kitchen

1100 Congress Pl, Washington, D.C. 20002

Mess Hall

703 Edgewood Street Northeast, , DC 20017 Visit Website

Bullfrog Bagels

317 7th Street Southeast, , DC 20003 (202) 494-2609 Visit Website

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