Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Automated Cupcake Edition

Plans to revitalize the National Mall could include food trucks. [Examiner] What's your favorite cult restaurant not in D.C.? [Washington Business Journal] Starbucks in Woodley Park is under renovations. [Prince of Petworth] A profile of prolific D.C. restaurateur Joe Englert [Washingtonian] An ATM that dispenses cupcakes [Post] Here's how to make the Starry Starry Night […]

Where Can You Get the Most Cupcake For Your Buck? (Hint: Not Georgetown Cupcake)

Last April, Y&H interviewed Cake Love's Warren Brown about how the District's first gourmet cupcake seller was dealing with all the new competition in town. Brown defended his prices (cupcakes cost $3.25 at Cake Love—50 cents more than rival retailer Georgetown Cupcake, for instance) by citing some recent price studies he'd conducted of his competitors. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hungry For Hugs Edition

Psychoanalyzing the cupcake craze—you're all just "hungry for hugs." [WaPo] Will new vending rules actually make things harder for food trucks? [Blade] Here's something different: Darnell's Bar in Shaw morphs into a coffee shop during the day. [Prince of Petworth] Mixtec, El Pollo Sabroso, Jolt 'N Bolt all get in trouble with the Health Department. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Brunch Latkes Edition

Gina Chersevani (ex-PS7's) plans to open a "cocktail deli" near 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  Is she talking about the former Ba Bay space? [Prince of Petworth] A petition urging D.C. Council to pass new food truck regulations has garnered more than 500 signatures in just 24 hours. [HuffPo] Marvelous Market founder Mark Furstenberg […]

Behold, The Craft Beer-Infused Cupcake

With Crunkcakes and "cuptails" paving the way for all sorts of booze-fueled sweets in the District, it was probably just a matter of time before the local craft beer scene made its sudsy mark in the mixing bowl, too. Sure enough, it appears that D.C.'s own Chocolate City Brewery has now joined forces with dessert […]

Sticky Fingers’ Cupcake Wars Win Is Your Rum-Frosted Gain

D.C. cupcake makers just can't seem to escape the national spotlight.  Last night, Sticky Fingers bakery (City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Vegan Restaurant 2011") won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars. If you were hungry to taste the victorious vegan treats, well, you're in luck. The Columbia Heights bakery will be selling the four […]

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 […]

Love Café, R.I.P. (2003-2012)

The lingering cupcake craze appears to have suffered its first major casualty: Love Café, the lounge-y across-the-street counterpart to Warren Brown's pioneering U Street bakery Cake Love, is apparently shutting its doors later this month. "Love cafe was wonderful fun, but after 8 great years says adieu Jan 29!" owner Brown reports via Twitter. Another […]

Table Scraps: 2011 Most Irritating Food Trends

In my first year as your trusty guide to matters culinary in Washington, I’ve sampled an awful lot of meals. I took down a 24-course tasting menu at R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24, sampled an assembly-line Vietnamese hoagie at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, and slurped ramen after braving the grueling wait at Toki Underground. But as […]

PETA Honors D.C.’s Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery

The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has named D.C.'s Sticky Fingers vegan bakery (City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Vegan Restaurant 2011") as a finalist for its annual Libby Awards. "Libby," in this case, is apparently short for "liberation." The awards "honor animal-friendly people and products," according to a […]

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