Dupont Circle’s Made in DC, a new brick-and-mortar store and cafe stuffed with hyper-local brands, is ready to feed locals’ eating, drinking, and shopping habits all in one spot. The spacious one-stop shop for splurging, sized at 2,500 square feet, formally debuts on Thursday, October 19, at 1333 19th Street NW.
The inaugural eateries working out of its rotating in-store cafe are Dorjee Momo, serving up nomadic Tibetan cuisine by chef Dorjee Tsering, and Tortilladora, a self-styled taco operation dreamed up by Matchbox Food Group alum Ed McIntosh. Lunch and dinner will be provided daily by each. Bullfrog Bagels has breakfast covered, keeping bagels, bialys, and breakfast sandwiches at the ready. And local roaster Small Planes Coffee is making its brick-and-mortar debut, pushing its espresso beverages and cold brew.
The store wants to help 9-to-5 workers start their day, pouring its first coffees at 7 a.m. on weekdays (and 11 a.m. on weekends).
As for booze, Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director Greg Engert curated a selection of drafts, including cider from local producer Anxo, as well as a cocktail from One Eight Distilling featuring Rock Creek Bourbon, lime juice and allspice soda. There’s also brews from DC Brau Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, Bluejacket, and more.
Non-alcoholic options include Thunder Beast’s craft root beer and Craft Kombucha on draft at the café, in addition to a selection of RunningByrd Tea, and Misfit cold-pressed juices.
Non-edible items are also available — think: locally made jewelry, clothing, paper goods, accessories, R-rated cards, and furniture — just in time for the holiday shopping season.
View the Makers List for the complete roster of 24 participating brands. D.C. is no stranger to the idea of dropping dough on food, booze, and clothes all in one place, thanks to early trendsetters like Maketto on H Street NE.
For opening weekend, a Bouquets & Brews happy hour is backed by D.C. brands DC Brau, UrbanStems, and Gordy’s Pickle Jar (used to produce bloody marys).
Even the tunes are D.C. friendly each day, with local bands and artists playing in-store.
Status: Grand opening is scheduled for 7 a.m. Thursday, October 19. 1333 19th Street NW; website.