Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Free Ice Cream! Liquid Nitrogen-Made Treats at Pie Sisters Tonight

You might remember Faith Holmes, the D.C.-based ice cream maker, from her demonstrations at last summer's Fancy Food Show. As chronicled by Y&H alum and current Post food writer Tim Carman, Holmes uses liquid nitrogen to whip up batches of her homemade frosty treats in just 90 seconds. Tonight, she'll be dishing out free two-ounce […]

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 […]

It’s National Cupcake Day! Isn’t It Every Day Around Here?

As if the District needed another opportunity or excuse to stuff its collective face with butter cream, Thursday, it turns out, is "National Cupcake Day." The blog Beltway Bargain Mom has a rundown on some celebratory deals, if you care to peruse. Y&H checked in with the makers of our favorite mini cakes—the boozy kind—to […]

Some Asshole Just Dropped $1,000 On A Sundae

If the potential sale of a $58 gold-flaked burger at BLT Steak wasn't nauseating enough amid the current dire economic climate, consider the news that Georgetown's new palace of prissiness, Serendipity 3, has managed to get some well-heeled fool to spend $1,000 on a sundae. Eater, via Prince of Petworth, relays the disturbing report from […]

Sweet Relief: Cupcakes Meet Bulletproof Glass at Olivia’s in Ward 8

In some ways, Olivia's isn't all that different from the plethora of other cupcakeries that have proliferated in D.C. in recent years. The shop is filled with the sweet aromas of cinnamon and sugar, and the color pink is prominent in the decor. But one major difference is plain to see—specifically, the thick sheet of […]

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 […]

Three Things To Try This Weekend: Sweet Tooth Edition

Hot potato doughnuts with lime curd and strawberry jam (pictured) at PS7's, $4.50; 777 I St. NW, (202)  742-8550 "Sparkling Lemon," cherry pound cake with lemon curd and sherry marscapone, sprinkled with Pop Rocks, at Urbana, $7; 2121 P St. NW, (202) 956-6650 Ficchi gelato (ricotta, fig, vin cotto swirl) at Casa Nonna gelato cart, […]

Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz, What a Dessert This Is: Pop Rocks Pound Cake at Urbana

After all the lamb sausages, duck prosciutto, stuffed dates, spaghetti, brown butter tortellini and spicy seafood stew our table of four consumed at Urbana in Dupont Circle one recent summer evening, none of us expected to have any room for dessert. Still, out of courtesy, we listened as the server rattled off the options: various […]

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