Entrepreneurial locals Chris Everett and David Roundtree are officially joining the hospitality world May 26 with the grand opening of their first family-friendly eatery, Two Bros. Soulfood Kitchen & Lounge.
The spacious suburban restaurant (there’s room for 150 guests) — which features multiple bars, a DJ booth, as well as a covered outdoor patio — has previously housed chain pizza places, crab houses and other unsuccessful enterprises.
As first reported by Northern Virginia Magazine, partners Everett and Roundtree — who both attended West Potomac High School and have previous experience in real estate ventures and the service industry — brought in Culinary Institute of America alum and U.S. Army vet Andre Rush to spearhead the culinary side of the operation. The home-spun menu is focused on traditional comfort foods including buttermilk-brined chicken, pulled pork, fried fish, mac and cheese, collard greens, baked beans, sweet potato hush puppies, and Alaskan crab-topped French fries flanked by citrus butter.
The restaurant is scheduled to operate from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Status: Opening at 11 a.m. 7305 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Va.; website.