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Mothership - a neighborhood restaurant, bakery & food truck pad on Georgia Ave. DC, from the Chef that brought you El Floridano
Mothership - a neighborhood restaurant, bakery & food truck pad on Georgia Ave. DC, from the Chef that brought you El Floridano
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in the kitchen hosting "Five Fabulous Female Chefs" with Melissa Kelly, Me, Allen Susser & Michelle Bernstein
in the kitchen hosting "Five Fabulous Female Chefs" with Melissa Kelly, Me, Allen Susser & Michelle Bernstein

What is Mothership?

Mothership will be a restaurant and bakery in what was formerly a carry-out space on Georgia Avenue. With community tables, weekend brunch and family-friendly BBQs, we hope Mothership will be a community cornerstone and meeting place. Chef/Owner Stephan Boillon will offer delicious baked goods & pastries, gourmet pizzas, small plates and seasonal tasting menus, designed to showcase great ingredients.

During demolition at Mothership, photo courtesy Tim Carman/Washington Post
During demolition at Mothership, photo courtesy Tim Carman/Washington Post

The restaurant, situated about 1/4 mile south of the Petworth metro in the Parkview neighborhood, will also be the home of one of D.C.'s first food trucks, El Floridano.

Photo courtesy Tammy Gordon @floridagirlindc
Photo courtesy Tammy Gordon @floridagirlindc

Sustainability Model

I have a commitment to sustainability. My food truck is one the few solar-powered food trucks on the road. At Mothership I will continue to pursue environmentally-friendly and sustainable options by using reclaimed building materials and providing socially-conscious menu options.

By preparing farm-to-table, seasonal ingredients, sustainable seafood, and pastured meats, we will provide good wholesome food to upper Georgia Avenue in an inviting neighborhood space. Our goal is to give our patrons tasty and unique food options, whether they are eating a vegan, vegetarian, pescaterian or omnivorous diet. 

 Background

I've loved running a food truck in D.C., and have gotten a great response from my customers for the past two years. Thanks to their support, I’ve developed a great following of loyal people who appreciate great food, done simply. With Mothership, I want to create a community gather spot with new food options to Parkview.

With funds raised on Kickstarter, Mothership will

  • Create handcrafted, custom bar & dining tables using reclaimed materials
  • Design and build ADA accessible bathrooms using reclaimed fixtures
  • Install a 10 ton Energy Efficient HVAC system
photo courtesy Stephan Boillon
photo courtesy Stephan Boillon

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/floridanos-boillon-to-launch-mothership-on-georgia-ave/2012/03/04/gIQAiUMysR_blog.html

http://floridagirlindc.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-in-life-of-food-truck-el-floridano.html

http://www.thrillist.com/washington-dc/el-floridano

http://planetforward.org/idea/el-floridano-goes-solar/

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    You name on the "Mothership Motherboard" webpage and our eternal gratitude.

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    Your name on the "Mothership Motherboard" which will be a wall at Mothership and page on our website. Any reward can be given as a gift.

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    Come by Mothership to pick up an assorted pastry basket. Give as a gift or enjoy for yourself! We'll also add your name to the "Mothership Motherboard."

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    Either an entree at Mothership OR a side, sandwich and drink at El Floridano plus we'll add your name to the "Mothership Motherboard."

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    An appetizer and an entree at Mothership plus we'll add your name to the "Mothership Motherboard."

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    A front of the line pass good for a year at El Floridano and your name on the "Mothership Motherboard" pass includes special events.

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    Three course dinner for two at Mothership and your names branded on a barstool at Mothership. (Alcohol excluded.)

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    Dinner for 1 at one of our special Chef's dinner series like "Feastnof the Beast" or "12 Courses From The Farm" and your name branded on a barstool. ( Alcohol Excluded.)

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    Dinner for two at one of our special Chef's dinners like "Feast of the Beast" or "12 Courses From the Farm" and your names branded on a barstool. (Alcohol excluded.)

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    2 tickets to our Grand Opening celebration and feast and your names on either a barstool OR Chef's Table

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    Learn from the pros! Private cooking or baking classes, with lunch, for up to four people. (Alcohol excluded.) Great for a holiday gift...

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    We'll bring the food to you! Lunch for up to 30 people catered by Stephan's food truck, El Floridano. Note: limited service area, DC, NoVa, Prince Georges & Montgomery County. Plus we'll add your name or your company's name to the "Mothership Motherboard."

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    Stephan will create a custom five-course menu for ten people, served at our unique 5'x10' butchers block Chef's Table. Send us the names of your guests beforehand and they'll be surprised to see their names branded into our Chef's Table when they arrive. (Alcohol excluded.) Also, priority seating for life and a front of the line pass at El Floridano for life.

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    Bring El Floridano to you! Stephan will bring El Floridano to your event and cater a private party for up to 60 people. NOTE: this is only available in D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery & Prince Georges Counties. Also a lifetime front of the line pass at El Floridano.

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    Ring in the New Year at Mothership! Enjoy dinner for ten on New Year's Eve, served at our unique 5'x10' butchers block Chef's Table. Send us the names of your guests beforehand and they'll be surprised to see their names branded into our Chef's Table when they arrive. (Alcohol excluded.) Also, priority seating at Mothership for life.

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    We'll close shop any night of your choosing (except NYE) and throw you and 30 guests a private party with 10 course tasting menu. Send us the names of your guests and they'll be surprised to see their names branded into our Chef's Table when they arrive. (Alcohol excluded.) and priority seating for life at Mothership.

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