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Green Pig Bistro Applying for Sidewalk Cafe

by ARLnow.com — October 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm 3,449 11 Comments

Green Pig Bistro, at 1025 N. Fillmore Street in Clarendon, will be asking the Arlington County Board this weekend for the same sidewalk cafe seating that its predecessor, American Flatbread, fought so hard for before it closed last winter.

County staff is recommending that the Board approve the small outdoor seating area for another year. Meanwhile, Green Pig Bistro is still waiting to start its build-out. The restaurant only recently applied for building permit.

The space, which used to the cozy digs of American Flatbread, has since been largely stripped and emptied out. The rear patio area that Flatbread had hoped to use for outdoor dining — only to have their request denied — is now home to a construction dumpster.

In July, Green Pig Bistro owner M. Scot Harlan told ARLnow.com that the restaurant would feature “sustainable American comfort food with high-quality ingredients and reasonable prices.” At the time, Harland said he was hoping to open in either November or January.

  • Hank Hill

    enough of the “sustainable food.” I want good food and don’t give a d&^m if it is “sustainable.”

    • drax

      Sustainable means it won’t run out. How hungry are you?

      • CW

        Don’t joke like that. Arlington could use a couple good buffets.

    • Rosslynite

      Alll the pig needs to add is say it’s food is “locally sourced” and they will have all of the lateest food craze buzz words.

      • CW

        I think the ultimate cliche would be a locally-sourced farm-to-table food truck that serves deconstructed artisan cupcakes and only makes its location known through customers’ foursquare check-ins. Oh wait, DC already has like 5 of those.

  • Angry Bird

    I’m going to crush this place.

    • FrenchyB

      Well done.

    • eric

      nice!

  • R.Griffon

    Wait, is this just a couple of small 2-tops on the sidewalk (which I think Am. Flatbread had), or a full-blown outdoor dining area? B/c if it’s the latter, why would the County approve it when they denied the last one due to not being properly zoned for such a thing?

  • CW

    You know what would go well in that open patio space? A beer garden. Maybe with live music.

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