The North Morrison Drive neighborhood continues to strengthen its culinary credentials: A few weeks after Home Team BBQ shared plans to settle on Williman Street, Butcher & Bee has begun touting a forthcoming café across from Edmund's Oast.
As its name suggests, The Workshop is where Butcher & Bee's bakers and cooks will make the breads, pickles and juices served at Butcher & Bee's original upper King Street location and at The Daily, a cafe near the streetfront end of the sandwich shop's parking lot. The venue will also offer breakfast and lunch service.
"We're giving locals a great option for brunch," says owner Michael Shemtov.
The Workshop is projected to open in the latter part of 2015. The Daily is on track for an early fall debut, although Shemtov hesitates to commit to an exact date. "I can tell you when construction started, but I can't tell you when it's going to end," he says.
The Daily will feature grab-and-go prepared foods; a juice bar and Stumptown coffee. According to Shemtov, coffee from the Portland-based roaster hasn't been locally available since the 2012 closing of Hope & Union.
Butcher & Bee will also start pouring Stumptown coffee, which is already served at Nashville's Rolf and Daughters, a pasta-centric restaurant staging a pop-up dinner tonight at Butcher & Bee. The event marks the start of the Stumptown switchover, although Shemtov is still planning to send employees to the company's Brooklyn roastery for training.
"It's exciting to bring in something different," he says.