From The Reef to the Roof… this spot in Adams Morgan has undergone a total transformation!
Roofers Union (2446 18th St NW; 202-232-7663) opened Monday night in the heart of Adams Morgan, showcasing an all new bright interior and the comfort food specialities of Executive Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley (also of Ripple) in a delicious debut. Attendees sprawled over the loft-like two-story (plus rooftop opening in March!) restaurant, particularly enjoying the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking lively 18th Street, as they clamored over andouille corndogs with cheddar whiz and hand stuffed sausages on house made pretzel rolls.
“I built the menu so that people can order a couple of things, maybe try one or two sausages and some different snacks,” Meek-Bradley explained. “It’s how my friends and I like to eat when we go out.”
In addition to comfort eats, there are cocktails that take you back… named for songs from Cocktail Master Josh Fatemi‘s favorite songs. There’s David Bowie’s “China Girl,” The Radiohead inspired “Punch up at a Wedding,” and an “I’m Old Fashioned” named for John Coltrane — a combination of the old fashioned and the sazerac.
While the owner’s admitted that, for Roofer’s Union, everything started with sausages, the setting is a good start for a refreshed upscale casual Adam’s Morgan as well.