Fish and chips (not from Codmother) courtesy of David Ascher

The British pub serving classics like fish and chips, Codmother, is set to open very soon on U Street, in the former Cafe Nema space. The soft open was Monday – which means the restaurant should be open for good in a few days. Check out a preview of the menu – very minimalist.

Owners of Tabaq behind Codmother (courtesy of ThisisBossi)

Missy Frederick reports more information about the forthcoming Codmother and Touchdown at the old Cafe Nema/MoMo’s space. She confirms the rumor that the owners of next door Tabaq Bistro are behind the new concepts. She also reveals that the brothers who own the restaurant are also part of a group that manages neighboring Bistro La Bonne and Utopia down the block (news to me).

Touchdown will feature 15 high-definition TVs and offer basic sports food fare like as wings, burgers, and ribs. Codmother will stick to the basics of fish and chips. No news of a potential opening date.

Kind of sounds like a rehash of what was there previously, minus the African food: a new restaurant and sports bar are coming to the old Cafe Nema/MoMo’s spot at 1334 U Street. Touchdown, a sports bar will open on the top level with the Codmother, a fish joint to be on the bottom level. Rumors are that the brothers behind Tabaq Bistro next door are opening this new joint. Well Michael Fonseca, a D.C. attorney, is the name on the permits so that doesn’t tell us much. I’ll keep an eye out on progress and keep you updated.