Last month, Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine (PORC) food truck owners, Josh Saltzman and Trent Allen, announced that they were opening a brick and mortar restaurant at 3412 11th St NW in Columbia Heights.  Let me get it out of the way first: the PORC food truck will continue to operate. 🙂

I just received info that the restaurant will be named Kangaroo Boxing Club (KBC) and is set to open this spring (or summer if there are unexpected delays).  The restaurateurs describe their restaurant:

The new neighborhood bar and restaurant, Kangaroo Boxing Club, will offer brick-and-mortar versions of popular PORC offerings and other unique KBC selections.

Kangaroo Boxing will be the establishment everyone wishes for their own neighborhood. A nice relaxed atmosphere, quality and consistent menu options and a solid selection of beer and wine. KBC will be located at 3410 11th St. NW in Columbia Heights, next door to Meridian Pint.

Follow @KangarooBoxing for details.

Fans of PORC can breathe a sigh of relief, as the KBC will not be sending PORC into retirement. The PORC truck will continue to operate daily around DC.

The name, Kangaroo Boxing Club, comes from long-running, drink-infused, late-night bar discussions on the fact that, without technology, man is physically unable to compete with the majority of the animal kingdom. How would you win a match with a kangaroo?

Details on the folks involved:

Josh Saltzman and Trent Allen. Chief Purveyors of PORC. It’s been nearly two years since friends, Chicago natives and U of Michigan alums launched the PORC food truck to much acclaim in the District. They are looking forward to building on what they’ve learned with PORC and continuing to provide the people of DC with great, quality food.

Chris Powers. Chris comes to D.C. from Detroit, where he worked for a management consulting firm in the automotive industry. His love of good food and drink was solidified through global travel and a never-ending quest for the best in local offerings. Chris is excited about the opportunity to partner with old friends and fellow U of M alums at PORC as well as D.C. native Peyton Sherwood.

Peyton Sherwood. DC born and raised (and son of NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood), Peyton’s first food service job was in junior high, selling cookies during basketball games at the Georgetown Jelleff Boys & Girls Club. With the exception of a brief stint in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he has earned his chops in the service industry at popular DC-area locals including Chadwicks, Clydes, Fox and Hounds and is one of the partners at Solly’s Tavern. Most recently Peyton was the Art Director of a local trade show company and is thrilled to partner with Chris Powers & the PORC team to get back into the service industry and behind the bar.