Critically acclaimed neighborhood eatery Timber Pizza Company is breaking in the 650-square-foot event space it’s installed across the way (810 Upshur Street NW) with a hip-hop dance fest/late-night pizza party.
The inaugural “Put Down the Phone Club” gathering (scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 12; $45 per person) at companion Timberbox is a collaboration with local artist/organizer Maya Oren. Those interested in participating in the throwback festivities — “We are going to be dancing out faces off to Nelly,” Oren writes on the website — must be 21 and over, and are required to stay off their cell phones all night long. “Dance the night away without worrying about updating your Instagram stories!” urges Oren.
In addition to hosting events ranging from private dinners to “fun parties,” Timber co-founder Andrew Dana tells Eater that Timberbox could eventually accommodate patrons unable to find a place to eat inside the tightly knit restaurant.
“We might test out overflow [seating] a little later this summer,” he says.
Timberbox isn’t the only growth opportunity on Dana’s to-do list. His aspiring restaurant group is working on opening homegrown deli Call Your Mother in the coming months. And a second Timber Pizza is slated to open in Northern Virginia at Ballston’s Quarter Market food hall this fall.