Pendleton Carryout Co., Alexandria’s new restaurant incubator with to-go fare from rising chefs, opened on Thursday, October 4 with offerings from a pizza shop and dumpling house.
The anticipated carry-out and delivery spot (807 Pendelton Street, Alexandria, Va.) features rotating selections from food truck start-ups and established brands testing out new dishes.
Inaugural menus come from Sliced and Laoban Dumplings, whose chefs got their start at Dupont Circle’s pop-up enterprise Shop Made DC.
Sliced chef Ed McIntosh, formerly of Tortilladora and currently chef of the upcoming Alexandria restaurant Chop Shop Taco, serves crispy Roma style pizza by the “ounce” (eight ounces equates to a slice, up to 32 ounces for a full pie) priced $3.50 to $4.50. He makes three sauces on-site, one of which is a garlic and chimichurri sauce. Gluten-free cauliflower crust is also available.
Meanwhile, Patrick Coyne’s Laoban Dumplings is making 15 funky types of dumpling — think: Livin’ on the Vedge — wrapped in his signature dough and served with Fiery Godmother or So So Sesame sauce ($9.50 for six).
Beverages at the standing room-only newcomer include a cold brewed green tea with mint and hot teas by In Pursuit of Tea. The carryout operation is a partnership between Teddy Kim (Madison Collective, which includes Chop Shop Taco, and The People’s Drug), Kris Garcia, and McIntosh.
Status: Certified open daily from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. 807 Pendelton Street, Alexandria, Va.; website.