Posts Tagged ‘Coffee’

Wi-Fried

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 […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Gastronomic Hangups Edition

Confessions of a coffee-phobe. [Post] The latest projected opening for Wagamama is this fall. [Dining Bisnow] Try the "Presley" at Crepes On The Corner [Refinery 29] Get ready for the maple-bacon ice cream-waffle sandwich at Sugar Magnolia. [Urban Daddy] Westend Bistro's pop-up barbecue stand returns April 27 [Eater DC] Salvaged shipping containers are an unlikely […]

Free Coffee! Giveaways at the New Coffee Bean on Tuesday

The first D.C. location of international chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is celebrating its grand opening on Tuesday morning with a three-hour open house, featuring free coffee and breakfast treat samples. The festivities and freebies run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow. The 16-seat, 1,692 square feet coffee shop, located inside the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Boozy Horchata Edition

Are the city's proposed “vending development zones” dangerous to the future of food trucks? [WaPo] Want some hooch with your horchata? Room 11's got you covered. [Metrocurean] No, crepes are not the new cupcake. [The Hill Is Home] Here are some tips on getting that last-minute Valentine's Day reservation. [Borderstan] Add Blind Dog Cafe to […]

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” […]

Crepes On The Corner Is Actually Open on Capitol Hill

For weeks now, the long-delayed Crepes On The Corner kept a sign in the window: "Opening January We Promise." Well, they came close, anyway. "We're just one day late," says proprietor Marc Ross. The Capital Hill café finally opened this morning, serving its full menu of crêpes and coffee drinks made with beans from local […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Weird Child Army Edition

Be gentle when eating out at these places during Restaurant Week: it's their first time. [Washingtonian] Or, just drink your way through Restaurant Week here. [Drink DC] Drew Trautmann's new District Kitchen is not operating on Mondays for the next two weeks. [Twitter] Sorry, laptop luggers: there will be no WiFi at the new Filter […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Crêpes-A-Gone-Gone Edition

Crêpes-A-Go-Go, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] Carole Greenwood is not making hashish spread at Artisphere next week. Just ''classical French food done in an American way." [Metro Weekly] Mmmm...coffee from a cat's digestive tract. Worst. Sumatra. Blend. Ever. [WaPo] A peek inside Capitol Hill's new Boxcar Tavern. [We Love DC] Is pepper really all it's cracked […]

Lot 38 Espresso Bar Challenges Starbucks’ Supremacy at D.C.’s Navy Yard

Yung Park used to run a liquor store in Southwest D.C. Now he's serving up a more stimulating type of liquid refreshment. "People want something different than Starbucks," says Park, proprietor of the new Lot 38 Espresso Bar, which opened this week next door to the Courtyard Marriott in Southeast's Navy Yard neighborhood. Park's place, […]

What Should Become Of Shaw’s Tavern?

The city's formal denial of Shaw's Tavern operator Abbas Fathi's application to serve booze would seem the fatal blow to this greatly anticipated but badly managed concept. Now, what will become of the shuttered restaurant space? Presumably, another restaurateur (preferably, one with a better track record with the liquor agency) could come in, take over […]

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