The Route 1 corridor has another option for healthy organic eating.
Provost, which opened last week at 2129 Rhode Island Ave. in Woodridge not far from Momo Yakitori, and just down the street from Mount Rainier, focuses on classic American dishes made with organic ingredients.
Owner Nina Gilchrist told the Hyattsville Wire that about 90 percent of its food is sourced from local organic farms and distributors. She hopes to increase that percentage and get certified as an organic restaurant by Oregon Tilth by this fall.
Gilchrist says she prefers to eat organic because it’s healthier. The restaurant also avoids using aluminum plates and sells beer by the bottle instead of a tap because she feels that it’s cleaner.
“I just believe in eating food that’s free of chemicals,” she said.
Even if you don’t seek out organic food, Gilchrist hopes Provost — named for her previous career in education and the nearby colleges in the area — will become your new favorite neighborhood hangout.
Along with redoing the entire interior, adding a kitchen and installing new electrical and plumbing systems, she added a rooftop seating area — a rarity in the area — where outdoor yoga sessions will be held in the future and space inside for spoken word nights and guest musicians.
“It’s a local restaurant,” she said. “Our goal is just to bring a great establishment to our neighborhood. You don’t always have to go downtown to find a nice restaurant.”
Provost is currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Starting on July 13, it will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends as well.