Baltimore-based Neopol Savory Smokery, known for its smoked salmon BLT order in Union Market, is expanding to another D.C. quadrant next month with a deli-style setup housing a new lineup of smoked meats.
Neopol’s new 1,000-square-foot outlet in Georgetown (3210 Grace Street NW) is scheduled to open in six weeks in the same health-conscious alleyway that houses Chaia and Sundevich, co-owner Dorian Brown tells Eater. It will sit in a former laundromat space, which is under construction now.
The layout will include a small kitchen and about 20 window-facing bar seats, stocked with two display cases filled with its smoked foods. Expect popular items like hot smoked salmon, smoked mussels, and trout to be imported over, and new smoked meats like smoked pork loin, pastrami, turkey, and chicken breast will also make their way into salads and sandwiches.
That means Neopol’s famed smoked salmon BLT — with house smoked salmon, free range bacon, and honey dijon dressing on sunflower flaxseed bread — might have a new competitor: “I really think that the pastrami sandwich is going to be a big hit,” says Brown.
Brown says Georgetown has always been her favorite part of D.C., and he has fond memories of taking scenic neighborhood walks with her mom as a kid.
“We would [do a] lot of window shopping — we were kinda broke — and splurge on some treats from Dean & DeLuca,” he says.
Georgetown has seen lots of surf-and-turf action as of late, with the arrival of Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill this week and José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern earlier this summer.