Saturday, July 22, 2017

Roofers Union Introduces Bright Summer Menu from Executive Chef Jenn Flynn

Burrata (with sautéed zucchini) at Roofers Union (Photo: Mary Godier)

From our friends at Roofers Union...

Earthy Summer Dishes Brighten Up a New Summer Menu at Roofer's Union

Executive Chef Jenn Flynn’s love for summer produce shines

Fans of Roofers Union (2446 18th Street, NW; (202) 232-7663) in Adams Morgan can dig into Executive Chef Jenn Flynn’s new summer dishes, beginning today. Flynn’s deft hand with Mid-Atlantic summer flavors results in a surprisingly delicate menu full of satisfying dishes sure to delight vegetarians as well as stalwart carnivores.

New starters on the summer menu including an array of vegetarian dishes packed with flavor. Must-try starters include Grilled Asparagus with pistachio pesto and candied lemon; a silky plate of Burrata with sautéed zucchini, sweet squash jam, mint oil, and pickled ramp vinaigrette; and zingy Garden Gazpacho with touches of cucumber, red pepper, and basil. Chicken Liver Mousse, a perennial favorite at Roofers Union, gets a seasonal update with tart rhubarb gelee and preserves, the perfect touches to cut through the rich spread.

Hot new supper entrees include Homemade Spring Pea Ricotta Ravioli with crispy Serrano ham, mint, and garlic cream; Smoked Chicken Thigh Flatbread piled with chicken, homemade barbecue sauce, and more pickled ramps preserved from earlier this spring; and Pan-roasted Alaskan Halibut with black quinoa, leeks, and a soft herb vinaigrette. Roofers Union’s signature stuffed sausages and sandwiches get an update, with new housemade sausages introduced including a Banh Mi Sausage with chicken liver mousse, shaved carrot, cucumber, basil, and mint served on a pretzel roll.

Garden Gazpacho (Photo: Mary Godier)

“We are so lucky to have organizations growing awesome ingredients right here in DC more and more frequently,” says Flynn, who works with regional providers including vendors at the Adams Morgan Farmers Market and Path Valley Farms, based in Pennsylvania. “I hope guests at Roofers Union will feel the heart I put into these dishes and gain a greater appreciation for how delicious it can be to eat local.”

New Summer Menu (click above to enlarge)

Roofers Union’s kitchen serves dinner from 5 PM until 10 PM Monday through Thursday, 5 PM until 11 PM on Friday and Saturdays, and 5 PM to 9 PM on Sunday. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM until 2:30 PM. Guests can make reservations online at or by calling (202) 232-7663.

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About Roofers Union:
In the heart of Adams Morgan, Roofers Union offers classic American fare as envisioned by Executive Chef Jenn Flynn alongside an original bar program. Three levels provide a spacious, comfortable place to gather with friends or neighbors on any occasion. Boasting one of the best new rooftops in the city and floor to ceiling windows facing the vibrant 18th Street corridor, the views at Roofers Union only enhance the fabulous food and drink. Open Monday through Friday at 5 PM, and 11 AM for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Visit for more information.