Ride-Or-Die Diners Want to Ensure Their Favorite Restaurants Survive

Published in Washington City Paper, November 9th 2020

Bruce and Adam have such an affinity for Shaw’s Tavern that they held their rehearsal dinner there. That can create a tight bond, as Thamee partners Simone JacobsonJocelyn Law-Yone, and Eric Wang learned when they hosted a wedding shortly after their restaurant opened.

Mount Pleasant residents Andrea Matthews and Zack Hill planned to marry at Sally’s Middle Name, but the restaurant closed in March 2019 before they could tie the knot. When they learned Thamee would be debuting at the same address on H Street NE, Hill and Matthews connected with the team to determine if they could still use the space.

“Anyone can understand how important and stressful it can be for someone to say, ‘Your favorite plant-focused, Mid-Atlantic restaurant is now a Burmese restaurant,’” Jacobson says. She invited the couple in for a tasting. “Andrea cried. She was like, ‘This is more than we could have imagined.’”

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