Happenings at Hank's
It’s The Season of Love
by Jamie Leeds
February is the month of love and love is definitely in the air around here! In my life love has taken on lots of different forms and never has that been more apparent than lately. When I think of love, I think of family and friends and friends who feel like family. I think about the love I have for my son, Hayden, and about the things we both love like travel and spending quality time together. On our most recent trip to go skiing, I was reminded of the risks we take for the ones we love too. It was my first time on the slopes and I ended up breaking my wrist at the end of the day! But we still had a great time together and it was worth it to share such a fun experience with my son.
Speaking of traveling, there’s a big trip coming up at the end of February. Myself and a bunch of staff members- Shane Mayson, Tara Bunch and Jeff Strine, just to name a few- will be heading to the Bahamas to celebrate Hank’s Dupont’s Chef de Cuisine, Theary So’s wedding. I feel lucky to have a staff who I enjoy laughing and spending time with outside of work. And the best part? We even rented a villa in the Bahamas that we’re all going to stay in together.
And of course when I think of love and joy I think of my fiancée, Tina, and our upcoming wedding in May. These are the weeks where we’ll be in the final planning stages and we’ve been loving every moment of it. We’re so excited to gather our loved ones together, with people joining us from near and far. It’s going to be a really special evening- my food & beverage buddies Scott Drewno and Kaz Ochoki are providing some of our favorite foods and my friend Mark Michael of Occasions will be catering the wedding. Plus, Maggie O’Neill and the team at SwatchRoom are going to help us create the perfect space for the party (they did an amazing job with Hank’s Pasta Bar and we can’t wait to see what they do for the wedding).
Needless to say, there’s a lot of love in my life and I couldn’t be more grateful. So, as we gear up for Valentine’s Day, I invite you all to celebrate this wonderful month with me and the Hank’s family… and feel the love in the air!
Hank’s Pasta Bar Opens February 3rd!
Hank’s Pasta Bar, the newest member of the family, officially opens for dinner on Wednesday, February 3rd starting at 4PM, located at 600 Montgomery Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA, 22314. No reservations required- We hope to see you there!
The Twisted Horn named one of DC’s Most Anticipated Winter Openings
Our newest member of the family, The Twisted Horn, is named one of Eater DC’s Most Anticipated Winter Openings! Stop on by at 819 Upshur St NW when the bar opens this December, just in time for the new year!