Pennyroyal Station is almost ready to open.
The new bar and restaurant, planned for the Singer Building in Mount Rainier, will be run by chef Jesse 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.
Edwards spoke with the Hyattsville Wire today and said Pennyroyal Station is slated to open by March, which is several months passed their initial planned opening. She said one of the reasons for the delay is that they are working to preserve the character of the Singer Building, which dates back to 1936.
Pennyroyal Station has long been among the most-anticipated restaurants in the D.C. area, but it is especially welcome in Mount Rainier, which has lacked a similar restaurant since Bird Kitchen and Cocktails closed nearby.
“The no-fuss spot will be open all day, with stuffed biscuits and coffee in the mornings and, at night, a veggie ‘charcuterie’ board and truffled potato croquettes in onion soup,” noted the Washingtonian.
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 city’s past as a streetcar stop.