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Oct 8, 2007 12:37 PM

The Source by Wolfgang Puck?

its opening next week, anybody know more?? it seems like cafeteriaish?? its kind of weird that its in a museum.

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  1. The newseum is right in a big restaurant area though, and a very cool looking building. Zola is in the same building probably rents from a museum?

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      i think Zola is more next to the museum rather then in it.

      1. re: elegantelliot

        Actually, Zola is owned by the Spy Museum, as is the Spy City Cafe.

        According to Tom Sietsema, Source will have different floors with different ideas, but it is not a cafeteria. I think one floor will be pizza and cocktails, and the other will be more upscale.

        Just another way for a for-profit museum to stay in business, since it's a tough business to be in!

        1. re: katecm

          the more i look into the Source the better it sounds. The bottom floor is loungey with drinks and american food and the upstairs is fine dining with an asian flare, cant wait!

          1. re: elegantelliot

            The building is just such a neat space, if the restaurant is in the front with all the windows it should be a really nice spot.

    2. There's certainly precendent for this. The Museum of Modern Art has two excellent and hugely successful restaurants associated with it: The Modern and The Bar Room. Both are accessible either from the museum or from the street.

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      1. re: Indy 67

        agreed, but it is the Moma in NYC and not the Newseum (sp?) in DC. Like i said, the more i read on it, the more i am looking forward to it, so i quess we will see.

        1. re: elegantelliot

          well gabriel is in the kitchen cooking. don't think wolfgang will be in the eastern time zone...

          1. re: curious4food

            wolfgang will be there tomorrow for the opening

      2. I'm personally pretty excited to try out this new restaurant. Metrocurean did a nice write up on what is to be expected of Puck's new restaurant:

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        1. re: Elyssa

          The upstairs is going to be pricier, fancier, and more Asian influenced - stuff like kobe beef, suckling pig confit, that kind of thing. I think entrees are going to be in the 30s.

          The downstairs is more casual and the dishes are more suited to sharing - kobe beef sliders, the pizzas mentioned etc.

          Sounds like they're going after the fine diners with the top floor and the tourists with the more casual place.

          To throw in my two cents, I've eaten at some of the more inexpensive Puck places (not anything as low end as the little cafeterias they have at, like, Pentagon City), but just the more $15-20 entree places, in both Vegas and Florida, and had great experiences there, so I'm psyched for the Source.

          1. re: bylinemjf

            I ate at a Wolfgang Puck restaurant years and years ago in LA when I went on a family vacation. I don't remember much of it but I'm looking forward to trying his food again.

            And just as a little confession, I use live across the street from the Wolfgang Puck cafe/restaurant in Pentagon City and ate there all the time. I know some people don't like it but as far as take out/fast food goes, it's pretty damn good. I loved their mac and cheese as a comfort food item. And they had a really good smoked turkey sandwich served with yummy fries. It's not bad at all. I'm always pretty happy when they have one in an airport since its far better then most of the other stuff offered.

            1. re: Elyssa

              If the upstairs encompasses that open space/patio area in the front, at least what looks like a patio area, that could be an incredible spot for events.

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