Bell Book & Candle’s Washington, D.C. Sibling Bidwell Opens Tomorrow

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Bell Book & Candle Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

John Mooney's West Village restaurant Bell Book & Candle is named for a 1958 James Stewart–Kim Novak film, while the 120-seat Bidwell, opening tomorrow at D.C.'s Union Market, is named after a nineteenth-century heirloom vegetable pioneer. Both restaurants have rectangular, banquette-lined booths and a rooftop garden where the produce used in Mooney's menu is grown. "Once it gets up and running efficiently,"he says, of the new spot and its menu, "we'll start to put a little more eclectic stuff into it." [Washington Business Journal, Related]