James Beard Award winner Anne Quatrano will open her fifth restaurant, Dub’s Fish Shack, at Ponce City Market in the spring of 2015. Named after her great-great-great-great grandfather W.H. Stiles, Dub is a nickname and also the name of her dog.
Unlike her high-end restaurants Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, and Abattoir, Quatrano says she intends to keep Dub’s casual, more like Star Provisions. It will offer counter service but no table service. There will be a small retail component for seafood as well.
“We’ll bring in fish from all over the South and print our menus daily,” she says. “We want it to be casual; this is basically a sandwich shop.”
Quatrano says she’ll be there, but Daniel Chance—currently sous chef at Bacchanalia—will be the executive chef.
Dub’s will serve lunch and dinner with a menu of salads, sandwiches, and steamed fish bowls. Items may include oysters, shrimp boil, or crawfish boil, and one crudo. For alcohol, expect wine and beer only.