When news broke yesterday that GRK would be opening its doors in Dupont later this year, it was hard not to make the observation that restaurants in Dupont Circle lately seem to be shunning at least one thing: vowels in their names. Here's the rundown of the vowelless restaurants open or opening in the neighborhood, and where you can find them. Dupont Circle too far away? There are always places like GCDC and WTF carrying on the vowelless trend elsewhere.
In Dupont Circle, Who Needs Vowels?
The place: DGS
Name stands for: District Grocery Store
What to eat there: Chef-driven Jewish food like a terrific Reuben or chopped liver with cracklins.
The place: GBD
Name stands for: Golden Brown Delicious
What to eat there: Fried chicken, doughnuts.
The place: STK
Name stands for: Steak
What to eat there: Steak and cocktails in a clubby setting
The place: BGR
Name stands for: BurgersWhat to eat there: Burgers, fries, etc.
The place: GRK
Name stands for: Greek
What to eat there: Fast-casual "Yeeros" (gyros) when it opens this summer