First Look: Purple Patch

The restaurant, named for ube, a purple yam that turns up on their dessert menu, is in the space formerly occupied by Tonic. Co-owner Patrice Cleary has teamed up with her husband Drew to be the first to bring Filipino food to D.C. Cleary has passed her family recipes on to chef Jason Smith, and he’s done a fine job with them, though he defers to Cleary’s mom for a popular appetizer.

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