A Sneak Peek at Mount Rainier’s New Restaurant

Pennyroyal Station Mount Rainier restaurant Route 1

Route 1’s most anticipated restaurant will have a sneak peek in December.

Pennyroyal Station, a new bar and restaurant planned for the Singer Building in Mount Rainier, will hold a preview event for 15 guests at ReCreative Spaces in mid-December.

Held at ReCreative Spaces, the event will start with a DIY workshop on holiday table decorating, with ReCreative founder Emily Arden leading guests in making napkins, placecards and placemats.

Guests will then be treated to a three-course meal with drink pairings from Pennyroyal Station Executive Chef Jesse Miller.

The 2,620-square-foot restaurant, which applied for a liquor license in late August, will be run by Miller and Erin Edwards from the popular Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex restaurants in D.C. and Garrick Lumsden, formerly of Passion Food LLC.

Earlier this fall, Eater D.C. named Pennyroyal Station to its list of the “most anticipated restaurants” coming to the greater D.C. area.

The name comes from a flowering herb native to Washington State, “a nod to the Seattle surveyors who founded the City of Mount Rainier,” according to the owners, while station refers to the time when the city was a stop on the streetcar line.

“Pennyroyal Station provides a vintage-inspired ambiance pulling details from the 1940’s era while incorporating modern touches, mirroring the architecture of the neighborhood and the vitality of the community,” they wrote.

The restaurant preview will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ReCreative Spaces. Tickets are $75 for one person or $130 for two. They can be ordered online here.

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