Here’s what you know about them up to this point in your life:
Right, not very much.
But here’s what you know about one of them now: it’ll be a prime date spot in Petworth.
Say hello to Crane & Turtle, a tiny, Japanese-French restaurant that’ll come in handy when you want to eat with a friend you’re attracted to, opening tomorrow in Petworth in a former Ethiopian bakery.
This is from Paul Ruppert. You know him. He brought you Room 11, Hogo and the Passenger. Now he’s bringing you this nice-looking space.
So make a reservation and come in with a date. Or walk in unannounced, give your name and number to the hostess, grab a drink at Ruppert’s Petworth Citizen across the street and wait for a text. Either way, don’t anticipate a large place. Rather, anticipate a place with eight tables for two and a seven-seat open kitchen.
Also, anticipate grilled bavette steak with Tokyo turnips. Sautéed Maine scallops with coconut-ginger foam. And probably a taiyaki: a warm, fish-shaped donut filled with sweet bean paste, soaked in rum and served with green tea ice cream.
You know, the basics.