Looks like TasteMakers is starting to line up events as they complete their space and finalize the vendors for the new food hall/ incubator. You can check out a variety of February cooking classes here, which include Valentine’s chocolate desserts, a Mardi Gras menu and a Valentine’s Day champagne dinner for two. Also, we were excited to see them tweet the sneak peek below about a new bar called Benjamin’s….or maybe it’s Ben’s on Franklin? Either way, we can’t wait to check it out.
Lots of neighbors are curious about the type of venue Tastemakers will turn out to be. Readers may remember that the new food hall/ incubator opened in late December with their first food stand, Captain Cookie, which sells ice cream, cookies, and features an “edible cookie dough bar”. The last time we were there, a number of other food stands were near completion. So, we thought neighbors would be interested in one of their first events. From the event page:
Bubbles & Bourbon with Drinks by Doug presents the Cupid’s Lounge: A Sip and Paint Soiree’ at Tastemakers
Indulge in unlimited cocktails made with love from your friendly neighborhood bartender, bubbly networking with Marcia, and paint-your-wine-glass masterpiece with Imagine Meek.
Tickets are $45 and the event takes place Sunday, February 4th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Tastemakers is located at 2800 10th Street NE (corner of 10th and Franklin).
Many neighbors will be happy to know that Brookland’s new food hall/incubator Tastemakers opens today. Their first food stand, Captain Cookie, will offer up made-to-order ice cream sandwiches and an “edible cookie dough bar” with flavors like chocolate chip, salted caramel, birthday cake, gingerbread spice, and double chocolate buzz. According to the tweet below, there will be a ribbon cutting today at 11:00 am.
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! At our new #Brookland store only: ribbon cutting at 11am with a free 🍪 with purchase to the first 100 guests! Free samples of classics and new items from 1p-5p (while supplies last) and a RAFFLE 5p-10p. pic.twitter.com/U7Jv6btavu
We also learned a few more details about the other vendors eventually coming to Tastemakers from this article in Eater DC:
The warehouse will also include a Benjamin Franklin-inspired bar and six other vendors: Ball or Nothing, DC Vegan, Alchemist Coffee, DC Steakholders, and DC Ballers, as well as a soon-to-be announced breakfast stall. Construction is under way, with rolling openings starting in early 2018.
The new Captain Cookie counter is projected to operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Tastemakers occupies an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin.
Like many neighbors, we have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Tastemakers. Looks like the gourmet food hall, bar and market will be opening in just over a month. From their website:
Starting in January, we will welcome you to join us for chef’s table events, tastings, and cooking classes. Stay tuned for details.
We also learned from this article in Eater DC that Tastemakers recently passed their health inspection. From the article:
When the front of house portion opens to diners in early 2018, expect assorted food stands and a bar. Francis expects Tastemakers to serve lunch and dinner, and possibly breakfast with coffee. She also wants to offer cooking classes, host charitable events, and offer a diners’ club with chef’s tasting-style events.
Sounds great! Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin.
The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association will be meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 pm, and there is a lot on the agenda. From an email:
Treasurer’s Report and Membership Report
Dance Place Announcements – Amanda Blythe & Sarah Greenbaum
Resolution on Low-Intensity LED Street Lighting – DC Street Light Task Force
Tastemakers Food Incubator Opening at 10th and Franklin – Kirk Francis
Development at RI Ave. & 4th St. NE (Edgewood) – John Begert (MRP Realty)
Organizational Matters and Events
Changing May and November Meetings to Tuesdays
DC Fed. Civic Assocs Annual Luncheon – BNCA Attendees?
Tentative: Nov. 11 Ft. Bunker Hill Cleanup
Updates on Traffic Issues/Meetings w DDOT
Other community concerns and announcements
The meeting will be at Noyes Elementary School (2725 10th St. NE), Please use the Franklin St. NE entrance on the north side of the building. For more info check out the BNCA website, BNCA Facebook page, and follow @brooklandcivic on Twitter.
Back in July we posted that Tastemakers, a food incubator from the owners of popular food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman applied for a liquor license and will open in early fall. Recently we came across their new website, which has a lot of pictures of the progress they are making, we thought readers might want to check it out. From the website:
Our vision is to build what food startups like ours need: a well-run commercial kitchen in which members can work without breaking the bank. The back of the house will be bustling with the rising stars who drive the DC culinary scene.
The front of the house features a gourmet food hall and market highlighting our city’s great small and mid-sized food startups. We’re adding a bar emphasizing craft cocktails and local brews and building a neighborhood gathering space where taste testers, the area food lovers, can interact with our taste makers.
We want this to be a place for engagement and education for anyone interested in learning culinary skills or trying out a hot new concept. Early next year we will begin offering kitchen tours, cooking classes and chef’s table events for the public.
We hope you’ll take a place at our table, in the vibrant Brookland neighborhood.
Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin.
Back in March we learned that Brookland will be getting a food incubator called Tastemakers from the owners of popular food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman. Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin. While we have seen a lot of progress on the building, we are now learning more details about what to expect. From the liquor license application:
New Class “C” Restaurant with 50 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 95. Restaurant will feature a gourmet food hall with 8-10 independent food vendors, a bar, and a grocery market. Community Kitchen will offer cooking classes, tastings, and kitchen memberships for local food professionals.
The application requests the following alcohol sales and consumption hours: Sunday 9 am – 1 am, Monday through Thursday 11 am – 1 am, Friday 11 am – 2 am and Saturday
9 am – 2 am. Tastemakers is slated to open in late summer or early fall (last we heard) and will be located at 2800 10th Street NE.
We recently learned that Brookland will be getting a food incubator called Tastemakers from the owners of popular food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman. Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin. It will have a kitchen that can host 25 and 40 members as well as retail space. According to this story in the Washington Business Journal:
Tastemakers will have a large commercial kitchen with cold and dry storage, as well as space for as many as eight vendor kiosks where members can sell their wares. There will also be a shared office space with a conference room and a demonstration kitchen.
The article also mentions the potential for food truck members given the building’s three garage bays and onsite parking. Coincidentally, Tastemakers joins Mess Hall – another food incubator, which is just over the Franklin Street bridge in Edgewood. Right Proper Brewing and the Dew Drop Inn are also nearby – maybe we could see some interesting joint efforts. Tastemakers is slated to open in late summer or early fall and will be located at 2800 10th Street NE.
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