Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, D.C.’s roving dessert delivery truck, is the first vendor up and running inside the new Tastemakers food hall currently taking shape in Brookland.
Complete with its own cookie dough bar, the brand’s second brick-and-mortar store (2800 10th Street NE) is scheduled to open Wednesday, December 20. Captain Cookie founders Kirk and Juliann Francis leased out the 8,000-square-foot dining hub, retail space, and communal kitchen this spring.
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.
Captain Cookie’s menu in Brookland will include offerings found at its stand in Foggy Bottom such as made-to-order ice cream sandwiches and local milk and ice cream. One enhancement is D.C.’s debut “edible cookie dough bar” with ready-to-eat flavors such as chocolate chip, salted caramel, birthday cake, monster cookie, gingerbread spice, and double chocolate buzz.
The first 100 guests on opening day will get a free cookie with any purchase. There’s also a cookies-and-milk happy hour scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring edible dough samples and raffles. The new Captain Cookie counter is projected to operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Brookland is seeing lots of restaurant action as of late, with the arrival of romantic wine bar Primrose and bright newcomer District Space, which hosts various pop-ups from D.C. chefs and bartenders (this weekend it was XII by Johanna’s Table).