Talk about timing.Â I finish and shut close Carol Joynt’s just released memoir “Innocent Spouse” which has much ado about Nathans, the closed landmark saloon whose haunting memory brings a bit of discomfort now that I’ve read the book (review coming soon, but may I just throw in: I was thoroughly entranced.) and what do you know?Â Serendipity 3, all the way from the big city of New York, opens its doors today.Â Where Nathans used to be. Not that this is news. But … talk about timing.Â When one door closes, another one opens. As they say. And life goes on. Out with the old and in with the brand spanking new.
Found in NY and Vegas, the hot to trot spot (3150 M Street,Â N.W.) Serendipity 3, brings whimsy with over-the-top dishes offered including the over-ten-million-sold signatureÂ Frrrozen Hot ChocolateÂ and the savoryÂ Foot-Long Hot Dog. It also offers new savory and sweet menu items exclusive to the District, such as theÂ President’s Lobster Pasta,Â Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes,Â Pan Seared Virginia Striped BassÂ andÂ theÂ Red Velvet Sundae.
Since D.C. is full of characters, the over-8 ft. tall fiberglass statue of aÂ smirking Abraham Lincoln is not to be missed (designed by high-profile D.C. artist and prop designerÂ A.J. Strasser) and Serendipity 3 also features a historical clock from landmark D.C. jewelerÂ Galt & Bros, as well as a 1960s photograph of Andy Warhol and Serendipity 3 co-founderÂ Stephen Bruce.
Executive Chef Jason FerrellÂ brings his around-the-world culinary experience to the restaurant, whileÂ Pastry ChefÂ Liz BarbatoÂ infuses the timeless treats with her unique and extensive pastry know-how.
I hear hot dogs and ice creeeeeam (I hope they serve other stuff, as I am a non-shell fish eating veggie and stay away from the creamy stuff-including ice cream-if you know what I mean. But you, my friends, eat up! Looks damn good to me.)
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.