CLEVELAND PARK —
An atypical Tuesday night for Washington’s traditionally quiet northwest neighborhood featured the mingling of young socialites and families for the grand opening event of Tackle Box
: Cleveland Park.
Live reggae music greeted guests as they entered the latest addition to the Cleveland Park neighborhood. Visitors were some of the first to sample tastings from Tackle Box’s newly-extended fresh, sustainable seafood menu.
As for the eatery’s interior, Tackle Box combines nautical with Washingtonian in the best of ways: exhibiting dangling buoys, sea creatures on ice and prominently-displayed American flags alongside the words “In Cod We Trust” printed on the front wall.
The crowd seemed to only grow as the night wore on. Guests mingled at the fully stocked bar sipping on house specialties like the Cleveland Park Lemonade.
Another popular seat in the house was around the picnic bench-style tables, where plates of complimentary lobster, oysters, and more were served into the late hours of the night.
Tackle Box owner Jonathan Umbel
was present at all times — graciously greeting patrons and making sure that every last detail was executed according to plan.
Streetsense's Rich Amsellem and Gary Taubin flank Tackle Box owner Jonathan Umbel.
As the night wore on, the Tackle Box kitchen showed the true extent of its talents, bringing out ice cream cones to top off the nautical evening. What a sweet touch!