Hamza – your host at Bodegon. Over his shoulder, “suits of light” worn by matadors add to the atmosphere.
Two New Barracks Row Restaurants Now Open: Bodegon and Crazy Aunt Helen’s
by Larry Janezich
Posted July 16, 2021
Bodegon Tapas – brought to Barracks Row by brothers Joe and Moe Idrissi who own of Bodegas in Georgetown – is in the middle of a weeks-long soft opening. Your host, Hamza, says a grand opening is still a ways off on a date TBA. The restaurant is at 515 8th Street on Barracks Row in the space formerly occupied by Medium Rare.
The owners, in partnership with Ben Kirane, are long-time restaurateurs behind a number of Georgetown outlets, including Rialto, Maxime, and Thunder Burger and Bar.
Here’s a link to their website and the food and drink menus: http://bodegondc.com/
Crazy Aunt Helen’s – in what was formerly Finn McCool’s at 713 8th Street, SE – opened last Wednesday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu focusing on American comfort food. Chef Mykie Moll – of the now closed Pom Pom – will rule the kitchen
Crazy Aunt Helen’s is the vision of owner Shane Mayson – a veteran of 30 years in the hospitality business – who started his career as an 18 year old waiter in Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill.
Crazy Aunt Helen’s will operate initially from Wednesday to Monday, serving breakfast 7am – 11am, lunch 11am -4pm, and dinner 5pm to 9pm.
You can check out the menu here: https://www.crazyaunthelens.com/