Scuttlebutt confirmed: HONEYMOON CHICKEN opens in Petworth on Wednesday!



Extract from a press release:

“Honeymoon Chicken (4201 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC), a premium chicken brand created by Catalog by Salis Holdings, opens Wednesday in DC’s Petworth neighborhood and serves some of the best fried chickens in town. First introduced to the DC food scene via Catalog’s digital dining concept, Ensemble Kitchen, Honeymoon is now getting its own brick and mortar, bringing “fried chicken, but chic” to the masses. In the family-friendly, united neighborhood of Petworth, community is everything, and nothing brings neighbors together like home cooking from scratch.

Funky Fantasy: The Concept


Born from the playful culinary philosophy “where funky meets fantasy”, Honeymoon Chicken takes the art of fried chicken to a new level of sophistication and creativity. The chef-curated menu is put together by illustrious king of barbecue, Chef Rob Sonderman, who first graced DC with his low, slow meat cuisine at Federalist Pig. Best described as a love letter to the delicious majesty of fried chicken, the Honeymoon Chicken difference can be found in three main components:), preparation (a three-step process involving a 24-hour pickle, breading by hand. and pressure frying the chicken) and signature finishes (honey powder – a combination of spices including honey powder, smoked paprika, salt and garlic powder OR the hot honey dip – a sweet, sticky and spicy sauce with a touch of smoke and heat of habanero peppers). These factors set Honeymoon apart and offer a unique approach to traditional fried chicken that prioritizes high quality ingredients and techniques above all else.

“The honeymoon was a passion project for us. We understand that there are many fried chicken places to choose from, but our mission is to create an excellent and differentiated fried chicken experience, ”said Steve Salis, Founder and CEO of Catalog, a collection of top hotel brands. range of Salis Holdings. “We have strived to create an eclectic environment that matches the energy and vibrancy of the neighborhood and we look forward to bringing ‘fried chicken, but chic’ to our community.”


What are crispy and juicy chicken dreams made of: the menu
Salis and Sonderman have spent months researching, testing and developing the signature fried chicken recipe that balances sweetness with warmth and juiciness with a crispy fried exterior. The honeymoon menu doesn’t end with delicious fried chicken – the menu gives everyone the key players a boost from four gruyere-based macaroni and cheese, fontine, aged cheddar and parmesan cheese. and buttermilk mashed potatoes on lighter options like cilantro lime salad and hot honey cauliflower.

Chicken Sandwiches + Combos

Honeymoon Chicken Bucket: All-natural, cage-free crispy chicken served either sprinkled with honey or dipped in Honeymoon’s signature hot honey. Choose from whole chicken (8 pcs) or a sample of your favorite pieces (wings, drums, thighs, breasts). Dipping sauces served, rolls of honey butter or a side dish of your choice
Honeymoon Combo: All-natural crispy chicken without a cage, served either sprinkled with honey or dipped in hot honeymoon signature honey and choice of side with 1/2 bottle of Veuve and personalized champagne flutes
Honeymoon Dipped Chicken Sandwich: Crispy chicken breast with signature hot honey dip, spicy pickles, crispy onions, lettuce and ranch on a toast

NO chicken

Crispy mushroom sandwich: crispy breaded oyster mushrooms, cilantro-lime coleslaw, pickles, crispy onions and gravy back on a toast
Shrimp Po Boy: Breaded cornmeal shrimp, topped with pickles, crispy onions, tomatoes, lettuce and remoulade on a toast

Children’s meals

Honey Butter Chicken Sliders: Two homemade honey butter rolls filled with iconic honeymoon chicken bites, served with your choice of fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese or Brussels sprouts.
Crispy Chicken Sandwich for Kids: Plain crispy chicken breast on a brioche bun served with a choice of fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese or Brussels sprouts.

Honeymoon cocktails

Frozen Spicy Strawberry Lemonade: A classic, refreshing take on a childhood favorite with an alcoholic boost from the Honeymoon slush maker
Hot honey margarita: Tequila Blanco, lime, triplesec, mango, hot honey, salted edge with habanero honey

Honeymoon desserts

Cosmic Honeymoon Ice Cream: Sidekick Cosmic Brownie, Teds Honeymoon Special Edition Chocolate Marshmallow Pie, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Mousse
Honeymoon Hand Pies: A take on the classic American fried hand pie in rotating flavors ranging from banana cream to blueberry.

“With the help of my team, we created a concept of fried chicken unlike anything else available in the DC area,” says Executive Chef Rob Sonderman. He continues, “We put high quality ingredients and experience above all else – the energy is magnetic as soon as you walk in the door. “

Designed with nostalgia and comfort in mind: the interior
Honeymoon’s retro chic design is both functional and pleasing to the eye, providing a warm and inviting space that is as practical and comfortable as it is beautiful. A large 15-seat bar is the focal point of the kitchen, providing front row seating in the restaurant’s show kitchen. The cool pops of blue tile on the bar are complemented by warm pinks and neutral tones found in the bar stools, cabin seating, and arched wall details. A convenient pickup window facing Georgia Avenue will make it easy for customers to order and pick up their favorite fried chicken dishes without even having to enter the restaurant. Outdoor seating will also be available during the warmer months.

Honeymoon is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The full menu can be found HERE. Honeymoon is also available for take out and delivery via Toast. The student honeymoon program includes 10% off for all students (and their families if a student is with them), Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. ”

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