In an effort to share his love for coffee and eggs, Dave Sherman, chef and owner of Hampden’s Café Cito, will open his newest coffee and breakfast operation, Ground & Griddled, in R. House this fall. Located on the first floor of a 50,000-square-foot historic automobile showroom and garage in Remington (Remington Ave. and 29th St.), Seawall Development’s $12 million food and drink emporium, R. House, will be a launch pad for 10 of Baltimore’s most exciting chefs and their culinary concepts.
“Ground & Griddled will be a destination where both the food novice and super foodie can come and enjoy unpretentious breakfast and brunch cuisine with ridiculously warm hospitality,” Sherman said. “My mission is to make people feel completely comfortable asking questions about different coffees, techniques, and menu ingredients so that they can really enjoy their experience. I just want to share my love for coffee and eggs with everyone in Charm City.”
Though Sherman’s menu is still largely in the works, his plans for the coffee focused and egg-a-licous spot include made-to-order egg sandwiches and fresh made sides. Ground & Griddled also will offer unique lunch sandwiches like a wagyu beef “breakfast burger” with caramelized onions, bread and butter pickles, cheddar cheese, his special G&G sauce, with an egg on top.
“We’ll be serving up real food, responsibly and locally sourced, made to order at a price folks can afford. I want people to come in get some of the best coffee, breakfast and hospitality in town—all in a quick turnaround so they can get on with their day if the need to, or hang around R. House if they choose,” said Sherman.
G&G will source coffee from Stumptown, a roastery out of Brooklyn and Portland, as well as other craft roasters around the country. Customers will be able to order a wide swath of beverages from $2 coffees, to espressos and green tea lattes or several on-tap cold brews options. Sherman plans to make nut milks on-site, and hopes to collaborate with other chefs at R. House to create innovative concoctions for guests to enjoy.