In great news for the DC dining space, Anna Spiegel in Washingtonian Magazine writes, A Team of DC Industry Vets Are Opening a Massive Outdoor Bar and Restaurant on Union Market’s Rooftop.

Called the Hi-Lawn, it will be a year-round concept. With inside dining still limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GoTab operators Tiger Fork and the Royal are leading this exciting new concept.

“The massive rooftop at Union Market has hosted everything from a 700-seat pop-up tennis stadium to al -fresco art exhibits. Now, it’s the permanent home of Hi-Lawn, an open-air bar and restaurant from Blagden Hospitality Group restaurateurs Greg Algie and chef Nathan Beauchamp (Tiger Fork, Calico, Fainting Goat) and Paul Carlson (Royal, LuLu’s Wine Garden). 

The year-round destination, which will follow seasonal themes, debuts next weekend with tons of space for a social distancing. This fall, the vibe is picnic chic meets backyard barbecue—think a giant astroturf lawn set with (reservable) tables, well-spaced spots on the faux-grass, a menu of grilled items and stocked picnic baskets, and a shipping-container bar for pouched cocktails, wines, and buckets of beer.”