Watch out Ben! Andre McCain is bringing a new HalfSmoke to town!
The Mess Hall Culinary Incubator participant recently announced the upcoming opening of this, his first restaurant, at 651 Florida Ave. NW, DC in early August 2016. A “fun/casual” concept, with a build-out that cost over 2.2 million dollars, HalfSmoke promises to be a neighborhood gathering place in the increasingly popular Shaw.
You’ll want to go check out the two elaborate wood-fired grills from Argentina, complete with an impressive ventilation system; watch a game or take in some reality TV on five large flat screens; or chill out with board games and a complimentary library of books for reading and sharing while you nosh on signature gourmet sausages and homey side dishes.
“HalfSmoke will fill the void for a premium offering of one of America’s longstanding favorite foods, the sausage, which is the 3rd most consumed item in America,” explains McCain. “Our sausages and toppings can be fully customized to create over 50,000 variations of food that’s fun, fanatical and full of flavor. The menu will also offer house-made tater tots, mac and cheese balls, funnel cakes and milkshakes. Pricing will range from $7 to $10 for sausage dishes and from $3 to $5 for sides. All of our items are all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free and we strive to use the freshest premium ingredients available.”
*All images courtesy HalfSmoke