Eater, Washington D.C.
Mayor Muriel Browser announced that a $49 million grant program called the Food Access Fund will help D.C. restaurants open locations in wards 7 and 8, areas bereft of many grocery and restaurant options.
The first seven recipients will divide $9 million to use toward building out a restaurant, paying rent, and hiring employees.
- DCity Smokehouse will open its lauded barbecue to Anacostia. Its signature is the DCity half-smoke covered in brisket chili, cheddar-jack cheese, onions, and mustard.
- Gourmet bakery Sweet Tooth will also open in Anacostia.
- HalfSmoke will bring its half-smokes and cocktails to two new locations at Skyland Town Center and Minnesota Avenue.
- Highlands Cafe will open a new spot in Penn Branch.
- MLK Deli plans to bring crab cakes and hearty sandwiches to a new location in Deanwood.
- Roots 657’s certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale will bring the cafe and market to Skyland with barbecue, burgers, and “pantry essentials.”
- Sala Thai will open in the Hill East neighborhood.
- Fresh Food Factory will bring healthy groceries to Keniworth.