Ben’s Upstairs – Southern with a Splash of Caribbean Debuts on H

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his weekend, H Street will transform into a boulevard of food, fun & festivities.

And Ten01 will transform into Ben’s Upstairs, a new concept from the family that created Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door

The new restaurant will serve Southern-influenced cuisine food with a hint of Caribbean flavors

Just like the name implies, the restaurant will feature a bar upstairs as well as a covered bar on the third floor roof deck.  And with the razing of the old H Street Shopping Center, one is provided an unfettered view of H Street for several blocks.

If you like Southern Cuisine, you’ll love Ben’s – Fried Oysters Po-Boy with citrus aioli, Fried Green Tomato BLT with ancho chile lime mayo and Lobster Roll with Arugula and roasted peppers.

And the drinks are very much Latin/Caribbean featuring Bacardi mint Mojitos, Mezcal Margaritas, and Stoli Raspberry Sangrias.

Sounds interesting – looking forward to seeing what the Ali family has in store for us this fall.