Thanks to Justin for passing on the GoFundMe for Stable’s Chef David Fritsche:
“Greetings. I am Dr. Matthew Antkowiak from AtlasVet on H St NE in Washington DC.
I am starting this Go Fund Me (my first!) for a friend of mine, Chef David Fritsche, whose restaurant, Stable is right next door to our clinic. Over the many years of our working next to each other, I have seen Chef David and his business partner, Silvan, bust their asses to make Stable one of the finest dining establishments on H ST and in all of NE. Like many restaurants, they have had to fight the pandemic, rising crime, ever changing DC restaurant regulations and they have done so by basically by living at their restaurant and producing a consistently amazing product. They are also two of the friendliest dudes you could ever meet.
Unfortunately, Chef David has been beset by two life-altering events:
Being hit by a car while on his bicycle on H St NE which hospitalized him for weeks and has left him with chronic pain in his ankle and, most recently, getting car jacked at gun point at the gas station near 15th and Maryland NE. Chef David was physically unharmed, but the car was stolen and has not been recovered.
It is really hard being a small business owner in the District these days. Its even harder for a restauranteur. Chef David is someone that has poured his soul into his business and this community. I am hoping you will join me in raising some capital for Chef David to be able to get back a portion of what has been maliciously taken from him.
Dr. Matthew Antkowiak
1326 H St NE
Washignton, DC 20002″