Among the perks of the 40,000 square-foot store are an outdoor patio and a bar with 16 local drafts, wines, and a “gourmet hot dog cart,” according to a press release from the grocer. The pub’s offerings will include a first-release collaboration with Atlas Brew Works; the Ivy City-based brewery will also give their spent grains for specialty house-made breads. In the aisles, shoppers will find a number of products from local restaurants, including new restaurant sauces from Cava, and Maketto spice blends.
Maketto chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang will also operate a branch of his Whole Foods-based ramen concept, Paper Horse, in the new venue. More than just ramen bowls, the H Street branch will serve a larger menu of Asian comfort foods.