Posts Tagged ‘Baked + Wired’

The ’Wiching Hour: A Baked Joint’s Veggie Sandwich

In one bite, this sandwich hits every major flavor profile.

Baked & Wired Owners Open Unnamed Bakery and Cafe in Mount Vernon Triangle

No cupcakes. It's all about the bread.

Baked & Wired Owners Bringing Artisanal Toast to D.C.

The San Francisco craze of artisanal toast is finally reaching D.C. The owners of Baked & Wired are planning to open a yet-unnamed bakery and cafe in Mount Vernon Triangle, reports District Source, and one of the main attractions will be a "toast bar." Owner Tony Velazquez tells Y&H that a few months ago, he and […]


The now-legendary cronut, a trademarked croissant-doughnut hybrid from New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel, is getting lots of hype this summer. But you don’t need to leave the District to find equally outlandish dessert mash-ups. From Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches to doughnut milkshakes, here are a few ways to double your sugar rush in one […]


On a recent Wednesday afternoon, a stream of customers flows into Peregrine Espresso on 14th Street NW. Almost no one stays very long, since nearly all of the dozen seats are filled. Two twentysomething guys in faded T-shirts and jeans casually chat at one of the tables, while a woman with frizzy gray hair intently […]

Where Can You Get the Most Cupcake For Your Buck? (Hint: Not Georgetown Cupcake)

Last April, Y&H interviewed Cake Love's Warren Brown about how the District's first gourmet cupcake seller was dealing with all the new competition in town. Brown defended his prices (cupcakes cost $3.25 at Cake Love—50 cents more than rival retailer Georgetown Cupcake, for instance) by citing some recent price studies he'd conducted of his competitors. […]

Café Olé: How Counter Culture Took Over D.C. Coffee

On a recent Friday morning, Bryan Duggan is asking the dozen or so people assembled in front of him what they think the grounds of an Ecuadorian roast smell like. Self-professed coffee philistines and scruffy, plaid-bedecked twentysomethings I recognize as baristas at Filter Coffeehouse and Big Bear Café offer up “tamarind,” “sweet potatoes,” and “moss” […]

It’s National Cupcake Day! Isn’t It Every Day Around Here?

As if the District needed another opportunity or excuse to stuff its collective face with butter cream, Thursday, it turns out, is "National Cupcake Day." The blog Beltway Bargain Mom has a rundown on some celebratory deals, if you care to peruse. Y&H checked in with the makers of our favorite mini cakes—the boozy kind—to […]

Brewing Up: Flying Fish Coffee Coming Soon to Mt. Pleasant

When Nana, an adorable clothing boutique, relocated in March from U Street to Mt. Pleasant Street NW, I had a feeling the neighborhood would gain more new and shiny shops pretty quickly. The evidence begins with Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, expected to open next week. (Check its Facebook page for details.) Owner Michael Visser shares that same […]

Georgetown Cupcake Fanatics Pissing Off Neighbors

Last weekend, I decided to take an out-of-town visitor over to Georgetown Cupcake. What a horrible idea. I should have known it would be straight-up mania there on a Sunday afternoon and the 70+ line of sweaty, miserable folks waiting to smash cupcakes in their faces was just flat-out disgusting. So we did what cupcake-loving […]