Posts Tagged ‘Cowgirl Creamery’

Cowgirl Creamery Closing at the End of the Month (Updated)

Cheese shop Cowgirl Creamery will soon be gone for gouda. (Cheesy is OK for cheese shops, right?) The Penn Quarter spot plans to close at the end of the month. D.C.-area natives Sue Conley and Peggy Smith started Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco, but opened the District locale in 2006. A manager who answered the phone at the store confirmed […]

Where to Drink During the Craft Brewers Conference This Week

The annual Craft Brewers Conference arrives in D.C. this week. More than 6,000 beer professionals from around the world are expected to attend, and many are bringing their beer with them. Gird your liver! Washington's plethora of craft beer-minded bars and restaurants have put together a whopper of a week to celebrate the first time the […]

Cheese Wiz: Meet Adam Smith, D.C.’s Own Champion Cheesemonger

Staring intently at a 20-something-year-old customer at Cowgirl Creamery in Penn Quarter, head cheesemonger Adam Smith winds up for a dance he’s done many times before. “Ma’am, what can I do for you today?” The woman says she’s planning a picnic. “Great. What kind of cheeses do you usually like?” As she offers a few details […]

How a Cheddar Cheese Forced Devon & Blakely to Change Its Menu

When it comes to menu items, the name of the dish either screams for your attention or pushes your eyes down the menu. So when I saw a cheese listed in the title of a sandwich, such as Devon & Blakely's Avocado, English Cheddar Sandwich, I imagined hunks of flavorful cheese contrasting with the rich, […]

Plenty of Terrific D.C. Sandwiches Hiding in Plain Sight

In a previous love letter on the subject, I speculated that the District had become a serious sandwich town. In further research on the topic, I spoke to a number of sources who disputed that notion. They laid out their arguments in the most recent Young & Hungry column. Now, I have a great deal […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

There's no getting around this: We're endlessly fascinated by the eating habits of the rich and famous. Maybe we should be embarrassed by this fact, as if I have nothing better to do than chase down what French president Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni ate at Ben's Chili Bowl and you have nothing […]

Beer and Cheese Pairings at Cowgirl Creamery

Beer likes company, so every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cowgirl Creamery sifts through its library of cheese to find a few friends for one lucky beer, offering small tastes of beer and cheese pairings. (They do the same with wine on Fridays.) You can buy your beer there too; Cowgirl is the […]

Yes, Virginia Ham, D.C. Is a Sandwich Town

The meaty, magnificent prosciutto sandwich at Seventh Hill A lot has happened in the two years since I conducted a dragnet to find a decent sandwich beyond the jaw-taxing hoagies found at some of our finer Italian cold-out outlets. For starters, those two boys from Philly have launched a campaign to spread brotherly love (and roast […]

My Day in Chinatown/Penn Quarter Food and Drink

The weather was so warm on Saturday, really more summer than spring, that Carrie and I decided to wander the streets of Chinatown/Penn Quarter, going from lunch to dessert to cheese to beer to wherever the spirit took us. I feel bad in retrospect. We didn't explore Chinablock, the small strip of real estate that […]

The Cheese of the Irish

The newsletter that accompanied this month's selection of Irish cheeses from (thanks again, Molly and David!) says that the Kerrygold aged cheddar "deserves a place on the cheese board, alongside your choice of the world's other great cheeses." The description for the Kerrygold Dubliner is even better: "Complex. Worldly. Somewhat sweet, somewhat nutty. All of […]