Photos by Jeff Martin
If you thought the powers that be wouldn’t be able to fit one more craft cocktail bar (with small plates of course) onto an already slammed 14th Street, then you’re dead wrong, because apparently cross streets count now. Situated right on Rhode Island Ave (and the already very busy 14th Street corridor) is Radiator, a soon to open (sometime next week!) bare and restaurant focusing on a mixture of International and American small plates.
And while I’m sure the food will be good (you may recognize Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden from his Ardeo + Bardeo days), what we’re most excited for are the cocktails. Lead bartender Sarah Rosner has been behind some of our favorite watering holes, from Copy Cat Co. to Eat the Rich and looking at the cocktail menu, that’s no surprise. I’m personally excited to try their American Trilogy because they are 1. delicious and 2. are seldom on actual cocktail menus so running into one in the wild is always a good sign.