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More details emerge surrounding Spike Gjerde's forthcoming D.C. restaurants

Chef and restaurateur Spike Gjerde is opening A Rake's Progress, A Rake's Bar and The Cup We All Race 4 in the Line Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Chef and restaurateur Spike Gjerde is opening A Rake's Progress, A Rake's Bar and The Cup We All Race 4 in the Line Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Staff Photo by Jen Rynda / Patuxent Publishing)

More details have been unveiled surrounding Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde's restaurant, bar and coffee shop in the forthcoming Line Hotel in Washington — most importantly, their names.

A Rake's Progress, A Rake's Bar and the Cup We All Race 4 will open in the Adams Morgan hotel next year, along with two restaurants by chef Erik Bruner-Yang, according to a news release. The restaurants and other public spaces will be housed in a neoclassical church, part of the larger project at 1770 Euclid St. NW.

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Gjerde's restaurant A Rake's Progress will blend foods and traditions from the Mid-Atlantic and the South with a menu that focuses on local ingredients, including whole birds and small game. The restaurant will be open nightly for supper and serve brunch on weekends.

Corey Polyoka, Gjerde's partner in the Foodshed restaurant group, will head A Rake's Bar. The bar will offer a number of cocktails featuring house-blended teas, and will source from local distilleries, wineries and breweries.

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And in the lobby, the Cup We All Race 4 will serve coffee from Counter Culture, tea, hot and cold cereals, sandwiches and pastries.

The restaurants are the first in D.C. for Gjerde, whose Baltimore eateries include Woodberry Kitchen. They will be accompanied by Bruner-Yang's lobby restaurant and bar, Brothers and Sisters, and another Bruner-Yang restaurant called Spoken English that aims to create a tasting menu experience.

Featuring classic American dishes with a Taiwanese and Japanese slant, Brothers and Sisters will also provide an abbreviated room service menu.

With 220 guest rooms and multiple event spaces, the hotel will be the second Line by the Sydell Group. The first is in Los Angeles.

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Gjerde did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Baltimore Sun.

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