Mount Rainier’s Newest Chef Changes the Game

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Pennyroyal Station isn’t open yet, but the Mount Rainier restaurant is already on pace to become one of the D.C. area’s newest hotspots.

The chef for the new bar and restaurant planned for the historic Singer Building was recently included in Eater D.C.’s roundup of 11 D.C. chefs to follow on Instagram.

Jesse Miller (@jeszochef), who is also the executive chef of Bar Pilar, a farm-to-table restaurant in the 14th Street Corridor, has a great Instagram account for foodies, sprinkling dramatic pictures of dishes he’s working on like braised rabbit, a pig’s head and pancetta along with sneak peeks of Pennyroyal Station.

Eater also included Pennyroyal Station on its 2017 list of the “most anticipated restaurants” coming to the greater D.C. area. College Park’s new Kapnos Taverna at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, which opened in September 2017, also made the same list.

Miller has teamed up with Erin Edwards, also from Bar Pilar, and Passion Food Hospitality group alum Garrick Lumsden, to open the new establishment which is under construction and slated to open later this year.

The Route 1 corridor has greatly improved its restaurant game in recent years with the additions of places like Busboys and Poets, Old Maryland Grill, Kapnos Taverna and Burton’s Grill at Riverdale Park Station.

But Pennyroyal Station would bring a new level of attention from D.C. foodies and beyond.

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