Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown Cupcake’

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Pretty Significant’ Damage at Hook, Fire Official Says

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Pete Piringer says Hook restaurant sustained "pretty significant" damage as a result of a two-alarm blaze at the Georgetown seafood joint on Wednesday afternoon, adding, "I’m sure they’ll be closed for a while." That description somewhat differs from an earlier account given by a rep for the restaurant, who downplayed […]

Hey, You Stole My Line! Georgetown Cupcake Takes On Manhattan

It appears that New York lemming-magnet Magnolia Bakery (pictured) will be getting some new competition in the most ridiculously longest-line-for-a-cupcake department: D.C.'s own tourist trap Georgetown Cupcake is exporting its high-profile brand of tiny frosted cakes to the Big Apple. Celebrity cupcake-making sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis announced today the opening of their third […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Shake Shack Exposé, Tongue Taco Tragedy

Dishes We Dug: "Walk of Shame" breakfast burrito (pictured, featuring sirloin steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar, and green chile sauce) at Ted's Bulletin; "Cowboy steak" (a "family night" special) at Bar Pilar; the "Clogger" sandwich (hot beef brisket, provolone, bacon, gravy, mayonnaise, on a kaiser roll) at Star and Shamrock; "Devils on Horseback" (dates stuffed with […]

Yesterday’s Love

At 4:06 p.m. on a sunny Thursday afternoon, 36 people are standing in line along 33rd Street NW, waiting to cross the threshold into trendy Georgetown Cupcake. And waiting. And waiting. Two minutes later, the queue has swelled to 48. “We’re prepared to wait as long as it takes,” says Barbara Beucler of Franklin Lakes, […]

A Royal Excuse For Morning Revelry: Buffets, Bloodies, Other Options Around Town

Anglophiles are gearing up for festivities surrounding the marriage of Prince William of Wales to Catherine Middleton on April 29th. Being an oldie myself, I can remember his mother's wedding (way back in '81) having usurped morning cartoons before school, an hours-long spectacle of horse-drawn carriages and women in big dresses doing the pageant wave. […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Fiola’s Fritters, Martini Taxes, Lunch Deal Beefs

Dishes We Dug: Panelle (chickpea fritters, pictured) served like fried mozzarella sticks with a side of tomato sauce at Fiola; fried oysters with foie gras, duck confit and cornichons at the Queen Vic; short ribs braised in porter at Meridian Pint; the "Roasted Earl" (a heaping helping of roasted pork and roasted red peppers, slathered with […]

Quick Feeding: Grey Market to Resurface in May at Local 16

Second Grey Market Slated for Local 16: The folks behind the inaugural Grey DC Market at Kushi back in January will be hosting its second event at Local 16 in May. [PoP] Local Chain, National Footprint: Five Guys Burgers & Fries is the nation's fastest-growing eatery. [Eater Nat'l] A Lockout's Economic Fallout: Surprise! Owners of […]