Filipino restaurant Bad Saint quietly opened in Columbia Heights last night. The long-awaited spot from Nick Pimentel of Room 11 and Genevieve Villamora was among Y&H's top 10 most anticipated restaurants of 2015.
The restaurant features a mix of Filipino staples as well as lesser-known regional and seasonal specialities from chef Tom Cunanan, an alum of Ardeo + Bardeo who previously cooked "post-modern" Filipino and American cuisine through his own catering company.
Bad Saint gets its name from St. Malo, La., a long-destroyed coastal fishing village which was the first permanent Filipino settlement in what is now the U.S.
Stay tuned for more info as it's available.
Bad Saint, 3226 11th Street NW; badsaintdc.com