Posts Tagged ‘Coffee’

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 […]

Corner Bakery Opens In Chinatown

Corner Bakery Cafe, Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer office's preferred coffee and pastry outlet, is expanding its presence in the nation's capital. The Dallas-based chain opened its newest location in Chinatown on Monday at the corner of 6th and H streets NW. Full details in press release form below:

D.C. vs. Philly: A Barista Battle Royale!

Who pours the most artistically frothed latte? The talented baristas here in our nation's capital? Or their counterparts in the capital of Cheese Whiz? We're about to found out. On Oct. 20, java jockeys from D.C. and Philly will face-off in a live-streamed latte art competition. The local component of the contest begins at 8 […]

Freelancers, Unplug Your Laptops: Mid City Caffé Is Closing Oct. 1

Logan Circle freelancer magnet Mid City Caffé is shutting down next week.  "Limited accessibility restricted morning commuter and daytime foot-traffic, and while the café was blessed with a coterie of dedicated regulars, ultimately the volume simply was not there," explains manager Jeffrey Lamoureux in a statement. The last day for Counter Culture coffee and Polly […]

Same Spot, Different Brew: Beleaguered Shaw’s Tavern Could Become Coffee Shop

Some new scuttlebutt on the lingering Shaw's Tavern saga: Neighborhood blog Prince of Petworth relays some chatter from the Shaw listserv suggesting that the beleaguered booze-less bar and restaurant, now shuttered indefinitely, could become a coffee shop instead. Photo by Chris Shott

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