First, there was Thistle Hill Tavern. A very solid gastropub, Owners David Massoni and John Bush opened it a few years ago on the corner of 15th and 7th and it quickly became a local favorite. Then, during a fateful evening of drinking with chef Dale Talde, who stopped in one night, they all decided to open a restaurant together. That became Talde, which then begat Pork Slope.
So what to do next after launching two of the most successful restaurants in the neighborhood's history? Let Dale put his magic touch on that other restaurant you own! According to the New York Times, Talde has signed on to be chef/partner at Thistle Hill, making the trifecta complete.
Chef Kerwin Chu was hand-picked by Talde to be Thistle Hill's new head chef, replacing Rebecca Weitzman, and an entirely new menu is being rolled out. It forgoes the European influence the previous one had, embracing a fully American approach. You can find it below.