We've housed quite a few of 13th Street Meats' sausages in our day: after a few drinks at Dodge City or American Ice, or off our own grill. (We’re partial to the cheddar brats). Scott McIntosh and his wife Ana Marin are behind 13th Street Meats, which McIntosh started in 2011 out of their home kitchen while Marin was cooking at Toki Underground. (McIntosh is a former service guy, having worked at Big Hunt.) Waiting for a bowl of Toki's über-trendy ramen is time typically passed by knocking a few back at the Pug, the dive downstairs. So when McIntosh delivered his newly developed spicy Italian sausage to Marin and her coworkers, he gave some to Pug owner Tony Tomelden.
That hooked up McIntosh with bars like Dodge and American Ice; he's since grilled 13th Street Meats' goods at the H Street Festival and DC Brau's weekend growler hours. It's been his full-time gig for a couple of years, and now he's expanding into a full storefront at 247 Florida Avenue NW, called Meats & Foods.
Meats & Foods, which should be open by May (it's been in the works for nearly a year), will serve lunch and dinner five days a week. Marin, who's been working at Izakaya Seki, will join McIntosh making sausage-full time.
Which means what? "Meats & Foods will include the sausage varieties that we've been producing as 13th Street Meats over the past few years and Ana will be bringing a more diverse menu," McIntosh says. "We'll be selling sausages retail and on the grill, as well as our chili, a number of rotating side dishes, and sweets. We'll have a few vegetarian and vegan dishes every day, and will offer beer and wine as well."
Pop-ups are nice and all, but we're thrilled to see permanent porkiness come to Bloomingdale.