Posts Tagged ‘Coffee’

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

Big Chair Coffee Not Quite Dead, Just Resting

Reports of Big Chair Coffee's demise may have been exaggerated. Neighborhood blog And Now, Anacostia on Tuesday published an obit for the long under-served area's first stand-alone coffee shop. That death notice has since been retracted: "Big Chair is NOT ACTUALLY CLOSED. Sources were mistaken. However, they are still actively looking for a buyer, and […]

Quick Feeding: Palena Market, 2nd Peregrine Location Opens

Now Open: In Cleveland Park, Palena's retail shop, featuring "pasta from Naples, olive oil from Liguria, toasted cornmeal, local honey and Pronto coffee," started operations on Friday. Also, Peregrine Espresso has opened its second location, at 14th Street NW between R and S streets. [WaPo; DCist] Wisconsin Avenue Trio? The local burger chain Z-Burger, which […]

Enjoying Coffee the Ethiopian Way: Home Roasting With Incense

When I shook the hand of Eyod Tekalign Tolina, who heads up economy and business issues for the Ethiopian embassy, in the chancery's elevator on Tuesday morning, I had just hoofed it a half mile in the cold, frosty weather. He told me my hands were freezing. "Perfectly timed weather to try some Ethiopian coffee," […]

Above-Average Joes

The leather club chair at Northside Social is practically swallowing me whole. My knees are higher than my butt, my computer is balanced on my lap, and every time I want a sip of my hand-poured Kenyan coffee, I have to turn awkwardly and reach up to the cup on the side table. It has […]

D.C. Is the 11th Most Caffeinated City in America

The Daily Beast has crunched some numbers and determined which U.S. cities have the most caffeine running through their veins. As you might have predicted, the Pacific Northwest is the jumpiest among us. Seattle comes in first with 35 coffee shops per 100,000 residents, followed by Portland with 28. The District slips in at No. […]