Howard Clark and Jarrod Ducat, the duo behind Georgetown’s famous vegan restaurant Squid and Ink, are bringing their vegan goodness to Broadway. Highline will occupy the former Club Lagoon space at 210 Broadway East. They are hoping to open by the beginning of May. Sadly, the Lamborghini will have to come down.
Jarrod explained that they have been wanting to open a Capitol Hill vegan place for a while, since Squid and Ink draws a great number of Hill residents who have been clamoring for them to open on the Hill. He also noted that Highline will be a bit bigger and rely more on foot traffic than Squid and Ink. Like Squid and Ink, Highline will have a full bar. Highline will join In the Bowl, Plum, Sage, and Teapot Vegetarian House as establishments that serve all vegan food on the Hill. And of course, the grande dame of all vegan places lies proximate to the Hill – Cafe Flora in Madison Valley.
Jarrod sent us an email further expanding on the differences between Highline and Squid and Ink:
it’s me, howie clark, and dylan desmond starting highline. it will be a full bar/nightclub. squid & ink is beer/wine/all ages. we will have bigger shows and bar type events/games/activities/djs/karaoke/booze/and fun, as well as a vegan menu(lunch, appetizers, bar grub, and a possible weekend brunch)… but this time around we will be focusing heavier on the entertainment/nightlife side of things and let the food speak for itself…. it will definitely have a different feel than squid & ink, or wayward cafe(a previous endeavor) but not in a way that will disappoint. i feel we would probably fall more in league with comparisons to cha-cha/linda’s than plum/in the bowl…except we will have meatless snacks.