Mark Weiss says Bean and Bite will offer croissants, baguettes, cookies and English-style dishes prepared in the kitchen of his nearby gastropub, along with build-your-own salads, drip coffee and espresso from purveyors including Intelligentsia and PT’s.
The food and drink will be displayed in a mere 1,345 square feet of rustic space; picture concrete walls and reclaimed wood. “We won’t open with any seats initially,” says Weiss, CEO of the Whisk Group, which is behind both spots.
Weiss also announced a new chef at Againn. Cameron MacFarlane comes to Washington from England and a restaurant brand called The Living Room , where the Scotsman was the operating chef for 14 branches.
MacFarlane, 32, will also unveil a fresh menu at Againn on May 7. British food, he says, “has so many influences from other countries: Thai, Indian, Chinese.” Don’t be surprised, then, when biting into his salmon fish cake: It’s been sharpened with lemongrass.