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Shaw's New 'Urban Garden' Restaurant Feels Like a Backyard Party - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Oct 11,2017
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Calico opens in Shaw's Blagden Alley with a garden party vibe. Photography by Evy Mages

Source Washingtonian

BY ANNA SPIEGEL

WASHINGTON, DC. - When chef Nathan Beauchamp and business partner Greg Algie were envisioning their new Shaw venture, they didn’t picture a traditional bar or restaurant.

“My whole perspective is that we’re throwing a dinner party a day,” says Beauchamp. “We want to be like that guy in your neighborhood who’s a great cook and is always having people over, but you never know what you’re doing to get.”

The result of their thinking is Calico, an atmospheric “urban garden” tucked in a corner of Blagden Alley just steps from sister restaurant Tiger Fork (the duo also own Fainting Goat). Just like an (awesome) house, there’s a big backyard with a grill, herb garden, and glowing lanterns and string lights. There’s also space for 60 indoors for hanging out when the weather turns sour—though Beauchamp and Algie plan to use the al fresco area as much as possible, setting out heat lamps, blankets, mugs of soup, and crockpot cocktails when the weather turns chilly.

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