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An Upscale Southern-Style Seafood Restaurant Is Landing In Brightwood

Catch 22 is scheduled to open in October

Catch 22, from the owners of Maryland’s Milk & Honey Café, will seat 65 in the dining room and another 20 in the bar area.
Catch 22/official photo
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

The owners of Maryland’s popular breakfast chain Milk & Honey Café are making their D.C. debut next month with Catch 22, bringing deep fried lobster tail and biscuits to Brightwood.

The new space (5832 Georgia Avenue NW), formerly home to the shuttered Imm Thai space, underwent a renovation over the past few months that included adding velvet chairs, gold accents, and plush lounge seating. An opening is scheduled for some time in October.

Catch 22 comes from chef Sammy Davis and co-owner and managing partner Monique Rose Simms, behind Milk & Honey Café in College Park and Bowie, Md. and Milk & Cheese in Beltsville, Md.

Catch 22’s owners are importing Milk & Honey’s best-selling seafood burger, a beef patty with hickory smoked bacon, Cajun shrimp, white American cheese, and “secret” sauce.
Catch 22/official photo
A family-style teriyaki baked salmon with grilled garlic asparagus at Catch 22.
Catch 22/official photo

Brightwood has emerged as a hub for a wide range of cuisines, like Ethiopian, Colombian, Mexican, and Chilean. Newer neighborhood arrivals include Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room and BBQ Bus Smokehouse. Imm Thai only lasted less than a year at the location.

“What drew us to the Brightwood community and the building that now will house Catch 22 is the vast diversity of the area. It is the perfect backdrop for the menu options we will offer,” says Davis, who hopes to capitalize on D.C.’s obsession with weekend brunch at Catch 22.

Stay tuned for a finalized menu and opening date.