Restaurateur Chris Brown of Zinnia, Soko Butcher & Takoma Bev. Co. and executive chef Danny Wells are teaming up to open Motorkat in the former Republic space at 6939 Laurel Ave. in Takoma Park, according to an announcement from Main Street Takoma.
“The Motorkat concept is inspired by Takoma Park’s activist roots and the menu will revolve around a high-quality sourced raw bar and a seasonally-led wood-fired culinary experience,” Laura Barclay said in a press release. “Its bar program will feature extraordinarily balanced cocktails with irreverent names and a unique local rotating draft beer program.”
Motorkat’s opening was first reported by Washington City Paper reporter Nevin Martell.
“The city is well known for its affinity to symbolize animal-inspired heroes like city mascot Roscoe the Rooster, but Motorkat was first,” said Danny Wells, Motorkat co-owner, executive chef, and Takoma Park native. “Motorkat is a legend, who cruised the streets of Takoma Park on a motorcycle, inspiring the community around her to live fast. We centered our concept around this symbolism and the progressive roots of Takoma Park.”
The restaurant is expected to open in the spring.
Photo Courtesy of Motorkat
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