Super Secret Supper Club

This will be my second SM post exposing an underground eating establishment. Part of the allure of an underground restaurant is that it remains somewhat hush hush, hidden from the hordes of hipsters waiting to overrun it and then subsequently Facebook about it. Last weekend I went to my favorite Vietnamese sandwich shop in Houston. Tofu, carrots, and greens inside a hot 8″ French bun for only $2.95. Magical. But on this visit, for the first time, it was packed and they were playing Jay Z and L. Fiasco over the sound system. The always empty parking lot was full so I had to park on the street and a bird shit on my car. So then, why would I ruin it for the select few D.C. residents who already know about this supper club I am about to expose? Because that’s my job. I see brown and I expose it, wherever it may be.

HUSH is a secret supper club in the U Street neighborhood of Washington, DC, offering Indian vegetarian meals you won’t find in any restaurant. At HUSH, the meals are sumptuous, fresh and organic. At each supper, the chef will give a spice tour and explain the origins of each meal.

Both the salon and dining room are designed to please the eye and relax the mind. Reserve a seat at the social table where strangers become friends, or request a table in the Salon for an intimate meal. [Link]

How it Works

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p>Hush is run by a chef named Geeta who claims to be well versed in topics such as Jainism, anthropology, and food politics (a topic that combines my two favorite…topics). That’s all she is willing to reveal, although if you follow her tweets you may uncover more.

NEXT SUPPER CLUB DATES
Saturday, February 6 at 8 PM – FULLY BOOKED
Saturday, February 13 at 8 PM – FULLY BOOKED
SINGLE HEARTS – Sunday, February 14 at 7 PM [Link]

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p>I like her Single Hearts concept:

‘Single Hearts’ – Sunday, February 14 at 7 PM open only for singles unburdened by love or lawful bliss (No married cheats on the prowl, please) Noah’s Ark Style – one man for every woman at the table.

Alright hordes. Go do your thing. Book her solid. And while your at it, ask her what she thinks about blogs.

7 thoughts on “Super Secret Supper Club

  1. I admire the creative entrepreneurship of this venture, BUT…

    I read the “How It Works” bit and it pretty much sounds like the experience you get when you go to an aunty’s home and actually ask her what she’s cooking (remember the first time it actually occurred to you to ask your aunties about their magic?). Which means this is for hipsters and non-desis. I could be wrong; there may be something else to this that is not readily apparent. But I’m not paying $50+ for what appears to be something any aunty would lovingly give away for free.

    You know what, reading this just elevated my appreciation for aunties to a whole ‘nother level. I love my aunties.

  2. This will be my second SM post exposing an underground eating establishment. Part of the allure of an underground restaurant is that it remains somewhat hush hush, hidden from the hordes of hipsters waiting to overrun it and then subsequently Facebook about it.

    Shaddup!

  3. Reading this post made me want to mention Karma Kitchen which is an experiment in this idea of a “gift economy”, If you guys are in DC Area on a Sunday afternoon between 12pm and 3pm you should come check it out!

    Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those dine after you.”

    That’s Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.

    When: Any Sunday between 12pm and 3pm Where: Polo India Club in Dupont Circly Why: delicious food, great way to meet new people (we have Community Tables), and the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon1

  4. I agree with Shruti on this. Sounds like it’s perfect for non-desis but I get the feeling I would be paying for a meal I or my mother could easily prepare. I prefer Indian fusion restauarants that do things with Indian food that I’ve never seen before. On the other hand, the ‘Single Hearts’ even sounds like a great place to meet other like-minded people, which is one thing that these kinds of establishments are good for.

  5. I dined at Hush last week, and it was a fun experience. Agreed, it’d have max impact on the non-deshis, but even this Gujju had a good meal. Her makai no chino is like mom used to make it :)