Capitol Hill takeout window Little Uncle is closed temporarily so the team can concentrate on finishing Big Uncle, the forthcoming sibling restaurant just a few doors down.
A sign on Little Uncle, shared by a tipster, says it will "reopen later" for business as usual. Meanwhile, Big Uncle is almost ready, and should be opening any day for dinner, adding lunch shortly after.
Big Uncle sits at the corner of 16th and Madison, on the lower level of the micro-apartments dubbed "Mad Flats." Big Uncle is "big" only in relation to its tiny sibling; the new space is small, covering just 760 square feet. At lunch, the restaurant will serve noodle dishes like phad thai, khao soi, pork noodles, and beef noodles. Come dinner, it'll offer shareable plates, plus the same dishes as lunch. The restaurant has a liquor license, too, so expect beer, wine, and cocktails.
Little Uncle will focus on rice dishes served more easily from the takeout window. Khao mun gai, which has been offered regularly lately, will still be available, as will a rotating selection of seasonal curries, sautees, and salads.
As soon as there's more information available about Big Uncle's opening, Eater will make an announcement.