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The Renegade is Coming to Clarendon

Arlington Magazine, October 2019

Patrick Crump's new place brings coffee, craft brews, international bar snacks and live music to the former Mister Days space.


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Falls Church is lining up for Thompson Italian. You should, too.

Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, September 2019

Twice now, I’ve eaten dinner at Thompson Italian at 5 p.m. Even for someone from flyover country, that’s considered practically a late lunch. Yet whenever I’ve tried to book the place since it opened in August, the only available slots, even weeks out, have been opening time or past 9 at night.

Did I mention the restaurant is in Falls Church?


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Jay-Z-backed Hungry Marketplace expands into Boston

Washington Business Journal, August 2019

Hungry, the Arlington-based food technology startup that has drawn investments from celebrities such as Usher and Jay-Z, is expanding into Boston.

Hungry Marketplace Inc. operates an online catering service that connects businesses directly to chefs who sign on with the platform. The Virginia-based company started off in 2016 catering to offices in Washington, D.C. and has since established operations in Philadelphia and Atlanta.

Hungry will partner with Boston Chef Ming Tsai, the owner of the Blue Dragon restaurant and one of the company’s investors, who is acting as the company’s spokesman in Boston.


The Freshman is Open in Crystal City

Arlington Magazine, July 2019

Amazon’s influx of tech workers will surely need sustenance, and longtime Arlington restaurateur Nick Freshman is ready to serve them. The Freshman, a Crystal City café serving sandwiches, grain bowls, espresso drinks and other light fare, officially opens today as a pop-up in the Crystal City Underground.


A Pair of Proven Chefs Are Opening a Pasta Place in Falls Church

EATER DC, APRIL 2019

A culinary couple that has helmed kitchens at top Italian restaurants in New York plans to bring their pasta and cannoli-making skills to a new neighborhood osteria in downtown Falls Church.


Thompson Italian is Coming to Falls Church

ARLINGTON MAGAZINE, APRIL 2019

Get ready for housemade pasta and gelato, prosecco on tap and innovative seasonal cooking. And bring the kids.


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Mothersauce Partners' New Concept to Fuel Amazon Employees with Coffee and Cocktails

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, JANUARY 2019

The Freshman will be serving up coffee, cocktails and more thanks to a new lease deal between JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBS) and restaurant operator Mothersauce Partners.


Restaurateur and Crystal City Resident First to Sign Amazon-related Lease

WTOP NEWS, JANUARY 2019

In 2020, Nick Freshman’s Mothersauce Partners restaurant group will open a new restaurant, bar and coffee shop just a short walk away from where Amazon’s new National Landing offices will be.


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Mothersauce Partners Signs Lease for New Café  in Arlington, Va.

COMMERCIAL OBSERVER, FEBRUARY 2019

Mothersauce Partners has signed a lease for 3,400 square feet at 2011 Crystal Drive in Arlington, Va. for a new café called The Freshman, according to a press release from landlord JBG Smith.


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A New All-Day Cafe Just Signed a Lease Near Amazon’s HQ2 in Crystal City

EATER DC, JANUARY 2019

The Freshman will open in early 2020.


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The Freshman Is the First Local Restaurant Tapped for Amazon’s New Neighborhood

THE WASHINGTONIAN, JANUARY 2019

The National Landing cafe will open in early 2020 with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


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Look Inside NoMa’s Electrifying New Adult Arcade

EATER DC, JUNE 2018

The Eleanor, opening soon, has mini-bowling, Skee-Ball, and more.


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Bar Elena Founder’s Dream Restaurant Heads to NoMa

EATER DC, JANUARY 2019

Adam Stein redirects bowling-themed Eleanor from Ivy City to former Union Social spot.