Scratchbread’s eagerly awaited sequel is getting closer to its debut
Chef Matthew Tilden’s hotly anticipated sequel to Bed-Stuy bakery Scratchbread is getting closer to its debut in Williamsburg. Tilden shared new details about 7 Grain Army in a newsletter sent out over the weekend, which indicates the bakery could open as early as next month.
The newsletter also contains several new details about the menu, which includes a focus on what the bakery has dubbed “7GA MuFins,” an intentional decision to change the spelling to indicate that they won’t be typical cake-y muffins, but “nutrition packed goodness.” They will be offered with spreads like whipped lemon tahini with jalapeño honey, pecan maple butter and jam, and smoked whitefish, and there will be other items like tortilla breakfast wraps.
Drinks include kombucha, tonics, and coffee from Parlor Roasters, and on weekends, the bakery is hoping to do some Scratchbread throwbacks including the Anson Mills grits and the Eggs Benedict-style popover. At first, 7 Grain Army will focus on serving its baked goods from a takeout window — similar to the setup at Scratchbread — and selling boxes of them that will also come with condiments and coffee. Tilden and co-founder Jeffrey Olsen are also looking for investors to help them solidify and expand their business. There’s no official opening date just yet, but Eater has reached out for more details.
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