Alfred attended the French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center, in New York. Prior to opening the first Duck Duck Goose last April, Alfred opened 4935 Bar & Kitchen, also in Bethesda. He's currently transforming the first floor of that space into a steak house, George's Chophouse, set to open this summer. The second floor will become an event venue.
The menu at the new Duck Duck Goose will be similar to the original bistro, which offers dishes such as dry-aged duck, Cabernet-braised short ribs and quail. The menu will change seasonally and cater to local customers.
"What's on the menu, what's on the cocktail list — it's determined by the neighborhood," Alfred said.
Alfred said he hopes to take advantage of the large bar in the former Bad Decisions space, which will offer a more extensive selection than the first location.
"The bar is a really old bar," he said. "Instead of tearing it down, we do want to try to repurpose it to fit our needs."
The restaurant will turn a page in Fells Point at a spot that housed Bad Decisions for eight years. The bar, known for its clever cocktails and bacon nights, relocated from its original home at 1928 Fleet St. to the former Get Down space at 701 S. Broadway last August. It closed for good in February.