Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown Cupcake’

Cupcake Wars Continue: Celebrity-Studded Chain Coming to Georgetown

In case you think the cupcake trend has run its course in the nation's capital, it's not quite over. A new national chain is looking to set up shop a few blocks from Georgetown Cupcake's flagship location on M Street NW. But this one is different, apparently. Sprinkles got its start in Beverly Hills, Calif., […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Chicago-Area Man Builds a Cupcake Car

It was only a matter of time. Y&H thinks Georgetown Cupcake may want to adopt this vehicle as its company car instead of this one. Video courtesy of WGN-TV

Free Treats Today at Hello Cupcake

Somehow it seems wrong to celebrate an anniversary and give your guests a gift. But from the moment doors open at 10 a.m. today, Hello Cupcake will pass out its namesake treats for free as part of its second anniversary celebration. I suspect people will be lining up outside the door on Dupont Circle well […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Last week, Young & Hungry was all about beer. For five straight days, readers could delve deep into the culture, the business, the enjoyment, and the frustrations of beer. You could read guest blogger Greg Engert's brilliant essay on what wine can teach us about beer and food. Or The Lagerheads' illuminating look at why […]

Georgetown Cupcake Fanatics Pissing Off Neighbors

Last weekend, I decided to take an out-of-town visitor over to Georgetown Cupcake. What a horrible idea. I should have known it would be straight-up mania there on a Sunday afternoon and the 70+ line of sweaty, miserable folks waiting to smash cupcakes in their faces was just flat-out disgusting. So we did what cupcake-loving […]

It’s 100 Degrees Outside, but People Still Need Their Cupcakes

I was just driving through Georgetown about an hour ago when I snapped this picture. Best I can tell, there are nearly 40 people waiting in line to get their Georgetown Cupcake. Not just waiting in line, mind you, but waiting in line on a brick sidewalk on a 96-degree day (which feels like 102, […]

The Early Reviews of ‘D.C. Cupcakes’ Are Not So Sweet

D.C. Cupcakes premiered on Friday while Y&H was busy doing more important things. Like testing my muscle reflexes with a dull pick-ax. But plenty of others watched the back-to-back episodes on TLC, and the early reviews of the behind-the-scenes series on Georgetown Cupcake aren't pretty: WaPo's Hank Stuever wants more, you know, reality from his […]

‘D.C. Cupcakes’ Debuts on July 16 on TLC

In turning to sisters, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, TLC is hoping the business partners can carry some the huge, frosting-on-top success of their Georgetown Cupcake over to the Discovery Communications' channel. Or at least carry it through a long, hot summer. D.C. Cupcakes, the six-part TLC series about the sisters and the thrills and […]

The Truly Awful Thing About the Cupcake Craze: The Wasteful Packaging

Cupcakes from the Bakeshop Everyone, it seems, is going bonkers about cupcakes. Sometimes I like to kid myself that I hate cupcakes, just because they're so freaking popular, but I don't. I'm not crazy about some of the cupcake culture — mostly, the exclusive, Georgetown boutique ambiance of some cupcakeries — but by and large […]