So what's the story with this "Society" opening up in the old Nicaro/Newcaro space on Georgia Avenue? The Gazette has the answer.
Society, scheduled to be up and running by May, will serve a mix of Caribbean and American food, and according to founder Jason Miskiri will be a mix of "restaurant/bar/sports bar/lounge/home".
With regard to the menu:
The restaurant will serve refined American food like steak, crab cakes, Angus beef burgers and salmon. Miskiri said he also plans to integrate Caribbean food into the menu. He said the restaurant will most likely serve Caribbean fare during lunch and daytime hours and move into the American classics during the evenings. On Sundays, there will be brunch with dishes like crab cake benedicts, omelets and stuffed wafflesA Blair graduate, Miskiri was a college hoopster at George Mason and played a Moonlight Graham-like three minutes in the NBA. Along with his sisters, he currently operates Island Flavors, a Guyanese restaurant in Laurel.
Miskiri says that along with a lounge and a VIP seating area, he plans to offer valet parking to customers.
Hold on, valet parking? What is this, Bethesda? To be fair, this location on Georgia is not really the most convenient location to which to drive. Perhaps adding valet parking would be a good strategy for Georgia Avenue restaurants, as removing the frustration of parking might make these businesses more accessible. The use a valet may seem lazy to some, but in inclement weather who wants to park blocks away? Valet parking is actually ecologically friendly, as driving around looking for parking creates unnecessary pollution and wastes gas. On the other hand, how much do you trust a Random with your car? Look what happened to Cameron in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
On a somewhat related, I learned this morning that people commonly create a beef patty sandwich with coco bread. I feel like all these years I have been missing out by eating these items separately. I need to go to Negril to rectify this STAT.
Another thing I just learned: While it may have started in Silver Spring, Negril franchises and now has five locations. Does this qualify it as a chain that we are obligated to shun? Discuss.