The crew in the back of the famous D.C. Burger joint Duke’s Grocery is bringing Korean fish fry to Shaw.
Gogi Yogi (said with a tough G) opens later this week at 1921 eighth St. NW at the Shay improvement.
As is conventional, diners will cook dinner their food on an open-air grill embedded in each eating table. The foremost menu is meat-heavy, centered on the rooster, red meat, beef, duck, and seafood, however also includes banchan, the collection of Korean appetizers historically served with the meal.
The bar menu consists of some Korean beers.
‘We’re glad to ultimately convey Korean barbeque into Washington,” said Gogi Yogi companion Daniel Kramer, who grew up near the Koreatown community of Los Angeles.
“Tabletop grilling is ubiquitous there. I could in no way apprehend why we didn’t have KBBQ here in Washington,” he said.
Gogi Yogi has been greater than a yr inside the making. Kramer and his companions first introduced plans for this sort of eating place in March 2018.
The Gogi Yogi kitchen is led by Patrice Cunningham, a Korean/African-American born and raised in Washington who previously launched kimchi and catering business at Union Kitchen in Ivy City.
“Everyone says their mother makes the excellent Korean meals, and I’m the same manner,” Cunningham said. “She taught me early directly to respect the elements and methods because it makes the flavor of the meals better.”
Kramer opened the first Duke’s Grocery, at 1513 17th St. NW, in 2013. There is also a Duke’s Counter in Woodley Park, which opened in 2016, and a 3rd Duke’s vicinity in Foggy Bottom, which opened this summer season.