By Darralynn Hutson
The Gathering Spot, already the largest city club in Atlanta, is opening locations around the country to provide inclusive workspaces, restaurants, and community.
The most memorable curry chicken in Washington, D.C. can be found behind the doors of a members-only meeting space called The Gathering Spot DC.
On the lunch menu, they’re called Wa’ Bosh Wings, and on the dinner menu, Crispy Glazed Chicken Curry; both are made with a special recipe mixture of a rich and velvety sauce that will remind you of the motherland. Whether you’ve been to the continent of Africa is not the point, this curried chicken will take you there.
The H restaurant, named after its shape of a bar connecting two seating areas inside the Gathering Spot space, features American cuisine that weaves in influences from the African diaspora.
Just one year after the civil unrest that erupted on the streets of America as a result of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, some Black Americans are still leery about re-discovering restaurants and meeting gatherings, not for fear of a deadly disease but for fear of being unwanted or unable to be authentically themselves. This feeling of uncertainty became the fire that fueled the opening of The Gathering Spot DC, located at 1720 I St. NW, a prime location just one block from the Farragut West Metro Station.