With a large fireplace in the space, Sutton and his team
realized a quality screen would be needed in front of the fire.
“We had an idea to make a three-sided diorama of Sagamore
Farm and the springhouse from where the water is sourced for
Sagamore whiskey. We had the workers from The Foundery laser
cut steel for this piece so when a fire is lit it gets this glow over
The third special piece created by The Foundery is a custom
table displayed in the entrance area of Rye Street Tavern. Sutton
said he and his team like to “set the table” of a space to add to
the guest experience. “The guys at The Foundery had a number
of old live-edge wood logs they had cut into slabs,” he explained.
“They made us a beautiful entry table we had adorned with oyster
shells from eastern shores of Maryland. Bushels of local Maryland
apples are displayed. Those kinds of things give a sense of this
These special details at Rye Street Tavern help tell a special
story about Sagamore Spirit while displaying the talents of those
involved with The Foundery. “They help patrons of the restaurant
know the story behind the food they’re eating and rye they’re
drinking,” Sutton noted. “And all while taking the opportunity to
share teachable moments for some of the laborers helping make
Sutton plans to commission work from The Foundery in the
future. “I would work with them again any chance I get,” he said.
“Any opportunity that we have where we can help people learn
trades and give them opportunities in the workforce is going to
Any opportunity that we have where we
can help people learn trades and give them
opportunities in the workforce is
going to be our first choice.