We’ve been hearing rumors this week that Kavanagh’s (2400 Wisconsin Ave.) is on the verge of being sold. Now a liquor license transfer application reveals to whom. A limited liability corporation named “we are 4 partners” has applied to take over the license for the popular pizzeria. The members of the corporation are Adam Hiltebeitel, Joseph Chapman, Bryce Gerlach, and Richard A. Jones.
The application states that the switch in ownership would mean no substantial change to the area’s property values, parking, or peace and quiet. But the sample menu supplied as part of the application suggests a significant culinary shift away from Kavanagh’s simple, hearty fare. Potential dishes include bone marrow crostini with chestnuts, shallots, and lemon; charred octopus with smoked fingerlings, celery and soppressata (a dry salami); agnolotti (a kind of ravioli) with pumpkin, brown butter, and sage; and prosciutto-wrapped cod with fregola (a pasta similar to couscous), quince, roasted fennel, and salsa verde. The sample menu also lists several pizzas, including clam with bread crumbs, lemon, oregano, and four cheeses.
According to a spokesman for the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, the transfer application is still awaiting review by an agency licensing specialist. If it passes that, it will be presented to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for consideration.
An email to Kavanagh’s sent yesterday afternoon received no reply, and this evening the pizzeria’s owner could not be reached by phone, nor could the attorney for “we are 4 partners.”
UPDATED: PoPville reports that the new restaurant would be called Arcuri.