Crazy Aunt Helen’s Comfort Food Restaurant Coming to Barracks Row


Crazy Aunt Helen’s Comfort Food is Coming to Barracks Row

by Larry Janezich

Eater DC’s Tierney Plumb reports the arrival of a new comfort food restaurant on Barracks Row.  Shane Mayson and executive chef Mykie Moll will open Crazy Aunt Helen’s where Finn McCool’s used to be at 713 8th Street, SE.  The new eatery hopes to open in mid-June.

According to Tierney, the menu will include brisket, Reuben sandwiches, roast chicken, and crab cakes and will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7:00am until 9:00pm. 

Finn McCool’s closed in February.  Operator Tom Johnson, managing partner of the Hill Restaurant Group announced in August of 2020 that he was giving up the lease last August as the pandemic and lease issues required a consolidation.  He also relinquised the lease on Orchid, which has since been re-born at Extreme Pizza.  

The Hill Restaurant Group’s remaining restaurants on or near Capitol Hill include Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Lola’s, Tortuga, Boxcar, Ophelia’s Fish House and the former Willie’s, now Stadium Sports in Southwest near Nats Park.

Here’s a link to Tierney’s report.

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  1. Voracious

    I am beyond pleased to see a HRG establishment replaced by something that sounds like it will actually have some character! Can’t wait.