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Celebrity Chef Brian Hill’s Serving Sliders and ‘Crack’ Chips at His Debut D.C. Restaurant

‘Top Chef’ alum is recycling dishes from his food truck days

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Chef Brian’s Hill’s chicken sliders.

Now back from his journeys out west, D.C. native Brian Hill is stocking the menu at the new Comfort Kitchen he’s opening downtown (1020 19th Street NW) this summer with many of the grab-and-go offerings hungry Los Angelenos used to gobble up earlier this decade.

The Top Chef alum (he was cut in episode three of Season 1) appears to have developed the core of the menu for the quick-service spot headed this way while piloting Chef Brian’s Comfort Truck through the City of Angels. The signature chicken sliders, barbecue beef sliders, and fried tortilla chips — dubbed “crack chips” way back when — all appear to be in play, along with a regionally inspired salmon salad, and now-obligatory build-your-own protein bowl.

Eater reached out to Hill for comment about the new venture but had yet to hear back. His website says the restaurant is “coming soon,” but does not cite a specific opening date. PoPville reports that a tipster spotted signage for Hill’s Comfort Kitchen at the old Cafe Carvy location.