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Sneak Peeks: DBGB Unleashed to the Media!

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For a bigger look at the menu, see here and here.

On Saturday afternoon, Daniel Boulud and his minions of chefs, designers, managers, beverage directors, and PR folk unveiled his newest project, DBGB Kitchen & Bar to the hungry media. A tactic he used before the opening of Bar Boulud, D-Biggity knows the value in plying interested parties with burgers and beer before the first communal table arrives. The menu, the floorplan, and some choice shots from the new Bowery spot appear above, but first, a quick rundown of what we're dealing with here, along with some crucial additional details from a great profile in Sunday's Times:

The space, meant to evoke the restaurant supply stores that are fast going extinct on the Bowery, is divided into a cafe (free wifi OMG) with a large bar, a dining room centered by two large communal tables, and a 14-seat private dining room behind the kitchen. Separating the large L-shaped open kitchen from the dining room: walls of shelving that will hold over 150 copper pots from famous chefs around the world and any sundries they can't fit in their limited storage space.

The menu, reprinted below, focuses on sausages and burgers—you can get all three of DGBG's burgers in a menage a trois order for $45—with fish and meats all under $29. And Boulud, an alum of Le Cirque, the restaurant that first abolished dessert trolleys, will have an ice cream cart at DBGB that will roll up and down the aisles, making sundaes tableside. Meanwhile, the bar area will hold 22 beers and two wines on tap and 20-30 craft beers by the bottle.

For more behind-the-scenes action, dig into the killer profile the NYT ran on the man in yesterday's Sunday Business section. They follow Boulud as he tweaks a final tasting—“More crab, less garnish”—find out who's organizing the playlist, and get real about exactly how many covers DBGB must do to break even—280 on Thursday-Saturday; 175 on Sunday-Wednesday.

The Menu:
To Start:
Cold:
Butter Lettuce & Chive - $7
Iceburg & Blue - $9
Cucumber Soup - $8
Chop Chop Salad - $8
With Lobster - $16

Hot:
Asparagus & Fried Egg - $13
Jim’s Matzoh Ball Soup - $8
Tomato Bisque - $9
Oysters Parisienne - $15
Grilled Octopus - $12
Red Curry Mussels - $10/$17
Spicy Crab Cake - $15
Escargot - $14
Duo Of Mackerel

Plateau Fruits de Mer to Share:
Petite - $30
Grand - $60
Royale - $90

Oysters - $3 each

Charcuterie de Gilles Verot:
Rilletes de jambon provencal - $7
Jambon de Paris - $9
Saucisson Sec de Lyon - $8
Pate Campangnard -$7

To Continue
Links, Bangers, Saucisses, Weiners:

Sausages (descriptions are from press materials)
Toulouse - $12
Boudin Basque - $14
Beaujolais - $13
Parisienne - $15
Chipolata - $13
Viennoise - $13
Munichoise - $12
Anglaise - $13
Tunisienne $13
Espanole - $13
Vermont – $15
Polonaise - $11
Tuscane - $12
DB Dog - $18

Burgers
The Yankee - $11
5 oz. beef with lettuce, tomato, onion, on sesame bun with New York pickle
The Piggie - $16
5 oz. beef patty topped with Daisy May’s pulled pork, jalapeno mayo, lettuce, on a cheddar-cornbread bun with mustard vinegar slaw
The Frenchie - $14
w/ crispy pork belly, caramelized onion, arugula, with cornichon and mustard
The Monster – any burger with double stacked - add $5
Menage a Trois – all three with the works - $45
Fries - $6

Tete au pied:
Fromage de tete - $10
Veal tongue sauce gribiche - $12
Roasted bone marrow - $11
Tablier de sapeur - $9
Pig trotters - $12
Ris de veau forestiere - $18

To Carry On
Mer
Saumon a l’oseille - $19
Paprika and sage crusted monkfish - $23
Skate Pistou - $20
Fish & Chips - $18

Terre
Steak Frites - $29
Lemon and Rosemary Roasted Chicken - $19
Roasted leg of lamb - $22
Duck & Cherries - $23
Handmade Strozzapretti Pizza - $16
Paleron Carbonnade - $18

Sides
French Fries
Buttered Mashed Potatoes
Carrots "Vichy"
$6

Crispy Artichokes
Ratatouille Provencale
Super-Green Spinach
$8

To Top it Off
Ice Cream Cart:
Small - $5
Medium - $8
Jumbo - $12

Toppings – 50 cents
Sauce - 50 centrs

Sugar Fix:
Baba au Rhum - $9
Coffee Almond Cake - $8
Tatre Au Fruit - $10
Gateau Russe - $9

Souffle Chaud - $9
Crepe Farcie - $9

Cheese
Choice of 3 – $9
Choice of 5 - $15

· All DGBG Coverage [~E~]
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DBGB Kitchen & Bar

931 H Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 695-7660 Visit Website

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