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Brookland Area Restaurants Showing Solidarity For Day Without Immigrants

Today is the Day Without Immigrants protest, and several of our local businesses are taking a stand in solidarity with their immigrant staff. We thought readers would like to know which restaurants are closed or offering limited menus so that their employees may attend the protest. This list is being updated as we get new information. Way to go guys!

  • From Brookland’s Finest:  We’re closed on Thursday in support of our staff who’ll participate in #ADayWithoutImmigrants protest
  • From Brookland Pint: As a Latino business owner I stand in solidarity with all of my immigrant staff. Therefore, we will close our kitchen this Thursday in support of our immigrant staff’s desire and right to protest the evolving state of immigration policies in our country. Our bars will remain open and our guests are welcome to BYOF (bring your own food.) -John Andrade, owner
  • From Busboys and Poets: Our founder @andyshallal is an immigrant in solidarity #ADayWithoutImmigrants. We will be closed on Thurs. Immigrants make America great!
  • According to a story in the Washingtonian, The Dew Drop Inn will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.
  • Although not in Brookland, the District Fishwife, located in Union Market, is  owned by a Brooklander: The District Fishwife is an immigrant-owned business and stands by our team. We will be closing our kitchen all day…
  • From Nido, around the corner in Woodridge: We will be closed tomorrow in solidarity with our staff. Immigrants are the backbone of the restaurant industry and without them Nido would not exist. We invite you to join us on Monday to raise funds for Ayuda and show your support and appreciation for the individuals and families who work and sacrifice to serve our community every day.
  • Steel Plate will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.

Brooklander To Open ‘The District Fishwife’, A Sustainable Seafood Spot At Union Market

Brookland resident Fiona Lewis will be opening a fish market later this month at nearby Union Market called the District Fishwife. The shop will offer “fresh and sustainably caught and raised seafood and prepared seafood for take-away, notably our own take on the classic Fish and Chips.” Sounds great! If you are interested in helping a fellow Brooklander get this business going, we suggest you consider contributing to her Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to get “to the finish line. Most of the equipment–cold room, display case, kitchen appliances, hood, etc.–is already purchased, and the build-out is almost complete, but we still need to have our equipment installed and put the finishing touches on the shop.” In return you get merchandise like magnets, caps, and t-shirts, or experiences like lunch for two, or a one-on-one fish cutting class. Interested? Check out this District Fishwife video below and follow the District Fishwife on Facebook  and on Twitter