Posts Tagged ‘Columbia Heights’

Smirnoff Icing On The Cake: Sticky Fingers Bakery Seeks Liquor License

Doron Petersan, proprietor of Sticky Fingers bakery (City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Vegan Restaurant 2011"), piped up on Thursday to remind Y&H that Crunkcakes aren't the only liquor-laced cupcakes in town. Petersan points out that her crew nabbed a cool $10,000 by winning the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" this past spring with their […]

New York’s Tasti-D-Lite Plots Low-Calorie D.C. Invasion

Add another name to the ever-expanding list of New York brands (Carmine's, P.J. Clarke's, Shake Shack, Luke's Lobster, among others) now taking root in the District. Low-calorie frozen dessert chain Tasti-D-Lite, seen on virtually every Big Apple street corner, is opening its first D.C. location next month in Dupont Circle. Expect a second location later […]

Quick Feeding: Trystian Inspiration and Belgian Chef Secrets

International Secrets: Where does the Belgian Embassy's chef like to eat when he's not cooking? Belga Café, naturally. Also, Et Voila, Brasserie Beck, and Marvin. [Eater D.C.] Trysts Everywhere! As the folks behind Tryst look to open a similar type of place in Columbia Heights, the owners of Fly Lounge are looking to open a […]

Will IHOP’s 31.5-Mile Pancake Stack Be Eclipsed on Tuesday?

Sorry. Young & Hungry has always loved Darrow Montgomery's photo of then-D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty with a dancing pancake at last fall's grand opening of IHOP in Columbia Heights. If you're in the mood for said pancakes, you might want to head on over to 14th and Irving streets NW to get your flapjack fill […]

Giant Foods Marks 75 Years in Business

Who knew? The first-ever Giant Food grocery store opened at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Park Road in Park View. That was three-quarters of a century ago. Today at noon, a few blocks to the west at Giant's Tivoli location in Columbia Heights, members of Giant's two founding families, the Cohens and Lehrmans, were […]

The Oaxacan Taco Speakeasy Has a Real Name!

This past summer, I joined a food-writer colleague of mine for an adventurous Saturday tacos-and-tamales lunch in a nice Mexican lady's crowded kitchen. To get to said kitchen, we had to wait for a key to be tossed down from a second-story window of an apartment building. I've been informally calling it the Oaxacan Taco […]

Yes, It’s Time for Pho. But Where?

A friend of mine has been in the mood for pho. And the winter blast we're having makes for a perfect excuse to go seek out the traditional Vietnamese soup. I've been thinking of pho places accessible by public transit and within a 20-minute Metrorail ride of downtown D.C. I'm catching a movie tonight, and […]

No Waffling Here: IHOP to Give Away 1,500 Short Stacks

Rise and shine,  flapjack freaks. You have a narrow, three-hour window in which to score some free pancakes, and the clock starts ticking at 6 this morning. So get those shoes on now and head to the new IHOP in Columbia Heights. To celebrate the opening of its 1,500th restaurant, IHOP is giving the first […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Maybe we should have less food porn on Y&H and more chef porn? Then again, I'm not sure this photo of David Guas qualifies in the latter category, but it would seem to redefine, at least for the readers who flocked to it, the idea of "arm candy." Take a look at your Top 5 […]

The Latest on the Closing of Social in Columbia Heights

The doors had barely been locked at Social when a local restaurateur sent me an e-mail yesterday, wondering what the place looked like. Said restaurateur has been prowling around for another location for awhile and thought the Columbia Heights spot might be appropriate. Well, he decided to make a spot check to Social last night. […]