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3 Prominent Chefs Are Contributing to New Wharf Distillery’s Menu

Potomac Distilling Company plans to serve flatbreads, chicken, and family meals to industry professionals

Potomac Distilling Company is coming to the Wharf.
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Aspiring rum maker Todd Thrasher has tapped a trio of accomplished restaurateurs to help bolster the dining options at Potomac Distilling Company, the multi-level production facility projected to debut at the newly renovated Wharf later this year.

Thrasher’s long time business partner and Eat Good Food Group co-founder Cathal Armstrong — who is working to open Asian-themed Wharf eatery Kaliwa as soon as possible — was always going to lend a hand with menu development. Thrasher now tells Eater that he’s also recruited restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang, whom Thrasher is collaborating with at newly opened Brothers and Sisters inside the Line hotel, and Top Chef alum Bryan Voltaggio to pitch in on featured foods.

Everything remains a work in progress, but Thrasher says he envisions serving bar snacks (Armstrong), roast chicken (Bruner-Yang’s contribution), flatbreads, and sandwiches (Voltaggio is contributing one). Thrasher says he’d also like to create a deeply discounted, late-night “family meal” for hospitality professionals looking to grab a bite after work.

His debut distillery will be home to three bars including one on the distillery level, a ground floor “prep bar” where customers can watch staff mix drinks, and Polynesian-themed Tiki Tnt on the roof. The site is still under construction; Thrasher says he’d like to have everything up and running by late spring.

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