Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lime, Age 2, Says 'Let's Do Lunch'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM

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Lime, the chic spot for tasty cocktails and Latin-inspired cuisine, is celebrating its second birthday and announcing something that many of us have wanted for a while: It will soon start serving lunch.

Part of the empire of Chris Hyndman (Virago, Whiskey Kitchen), Lime has so far focused on dinner and nightlife. But now, "We are very excited to introduce the Lime experience to the business lunch demographic that may otherwise not come back downtown very often for dinner," Hyndman says in a release.

Starting Nov. 11, Lime will start opening at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday and stay open through dinner and the bar scene. On Saturdays, the restaurant will open at 5:30 p.m. Lime will remain closed on Sundays, but promises to introduce a fab brunch in the future.

Hyndman recently grouped his restaurant projects under the umbrella M Street Entertainment. (Next to open will be contemporary steakhouse Kayne Prime.) At Lime, the kitchen team is now headed by M Street Culinary Director Scott Alderson and Executive Chef Jason Luna.

The Lime folks say Alderson is tweaking the menu, adding items and creating the lunch menu, which will be executed by Luna. The room is also getting a makeover to warm up the decor and accommodate larger groups and private luncheons. (Bring on the bridesmaids and the business lunches!)

Lime is at 1904 Broadway (340-0766).

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