Posts Tagged ‘Buzz Bakery’


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 […]

Potbelly, Buzz Bakery, Austin Grill, New Brewery Coming to the Yards

Developer Forest City Washington announced Monday the signing of seven new restaurants and a Harris Teeter grocery store at its new project called The Yards near Nationals Park. The forthcoming eateries, all slated to open in 2012, will include Potbelly, Buzz Bakery, Austin Grill Express, Kruba Thai and Sushi, BRB-Be Right Burger, Huey's 24/7 Diner, […]

NRG Opens a Second Rustico in Ballston Today

In terms of sheer beer volume, the new Rustico in Ballston will eclipse its parent operation in Alexandria. The Arlington spot, which officially opens for lunch today, will have 400 beers available by bottle, 40 by draft, and three on cask. By comparison, the original Rustico on Slaters Lane practically feels like Hank Dietle's Tavern. […]

Buzz Bakery in Ballston Will Open in…Who Knows?

This may be the most painfully cute sugar cookie ever. I say "painfully" because the beehive-shaped treat is available at, ahem, Buzz Bakery in Alexandria, where pastry chef Josh Short created it several years ago for a  fundraiser. Now it's permanently on the menu at Buzz. I have to admit, over the years, I have […]

Look Inside Todd Kliman and Josh Short’s Refrigerators

A look inside Todd Kliman's refrigerator This morning, one of the BrightestYoungThings founders, the statuesque Svetlana, started pawing through my refrigerator, asking all sorts of invasive questions about the products stored in there. She even brought along a photographer,  Jeff Martin, to catalog everything. I felt like I was in a Roger Moore-era Bond movie […]

“Grownups Only” Chocolate Stout Cupcakes at Sticky Fingers

"Grownups only cupcake" seems like an oxymoron, but not at Sticky Fingers, where one of our favorite beers, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, is used in a recipe. We were told that the Chocolate Stout cupcakes are adult-only because although most of the alcohol in the cake batter is baked out, the chocolate ganache frosting has beer […]

Who’ll Keep You Warm, Fed and Happy During ‘Cluster Flake’? The Working List.

The storm ain't got nothing on the Philly boys at Taylor Gourmet I figured I better start compiling this list now before Carrie and I lose our Internet connection (again), our power, and our ability to open the front door and scream for help. So without further ado, here are the restaurants and bars that […]

Tomorrow Is National Cookie Day, So Get Baking

The Amy-eos at Dean & DeLuca Or just visit your favorite bakery instead. Assuming you have one other than Teaism, that is. Earlier this week, I asked the Y&H Nation, via my twitter account, where they might like to pick up a good cookie for National Cookie Day, which is tomorrow. The vast majority of the […]

Morning at Buzz

Josh Short's day began at 4 a.m. The pastry chef at Alexandria's Buzz Bakery arrives as the night crew finishes baking the day's cupcakes. Many of these will be sold at Buzz, but Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which owns Buzz, also wholesales to places like Peregrine Espresso, Misha's in Old Town, and On the Fly. Short […]