Not only do south-end eaters have the just-opened Cafe con Leche (aka, the reinvented Paladar Cubano) serving up Cubano sandwiches, and the slick-looking Sodo Kitchen at Starbucks for new lunch options (not to mention my longtime standbys Maruta Shoten and Hudson Diner), now there's one more place to check out: The Blu Grouse, which opened Saturday in Georgetown.
Owner Diana Lane's house-turned-bar serves snacky foods--flatbread pizzas, salads, assorted wraps and nachos--from 11am until 8pm, but the place stays open late. Expect live music, too, once a month on weekends, and beer served cold on the patio. I'm also told there's a full bar and a fire pit in the backyard!
Lane tells me the name stems from childhood memories. "Growing up, I spent a lot of time over in the Blue Mountains. My father use to hunt up on Grouse Flats, where his ashes are now. Blu Grouse stems from that."