Caruso’s Grocery will be taking over the dining room portion of Owen’s Ordinary in Pike & Rose, according to a report by Washingtonian Magazine. The bar and patio at Owen’s Ordinary will then be rebranding as Owen’s Tavern and Garden. Both Caruso’s and Owen’s are operated by Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Chef Matt Adler told Washingtonian that Owen’s dining room was never as busy as its bar and patio so it made sense to repurpose the underutilized space.
Caruso’s Grocery opened its first location at The Roost food hall in Capital Hill DC back in May 2021. According to their website, “Caruso’s Grocery is modeled after the classic, Italian-American ‘red sauce joint. You know the one: red banquettes, a killer chicken Parm, Sinatra pouring through the speakers. If you’re looking for modern interpretations of a chef’s take on the classics, you won’t find them here. Caruso’s Grocery will be home to traditional Italian-American fare focused on execution and high quality ingredients – menu items include Chicken Parmesan, Penne alla Vodka, Mozzarella en Carozza, Sole Francaise, Garlic Bread with Four Cheese Sauce, and more old school hits. A joint venture from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Partner Matthew Adler.”
Featured photo courtesy of Caruso’s Grocery Facebook page.
What an unnecessarily confusing name. It’s like they’re trying to fail again.