Posts Tagged ‘Kera Carpenter’

What’s No Longer Missing from D.C.’s Food Scene? A Great Bakery.

As if on cue, an elderly man with a wooden walking stick and sandals over his socks pops into Bread Furst. “Everybody in the neighborhood has been saying Tuesday at seven o’clock there’s going to be a longer line outside your door than the car wash,” he tells owner Mark Furstenberg of his opening day […]

Domku Brings Back Its Pickled Herring Martini

Love pickled herring? Now, you can drink it. Scandinavian Petworth eatery Domku relaunched its pickled herring martini last Tuesday. This curious cocktail came about five years ago when owner Kera Carpenter decided to marry the Scandinavian custom of eating pickled herring with shots of aquavit before a meal. But the drink disappeared from the menu after […]

Anacostia Arts Center Cafe From Domku Owner Still Trying to Raise $15,000

Domku owner Kera Carpenter is bringing a new cafe called Nurish Food + Drink to the Anacostia Arts Center this fall that will serve as an extension of her nonprofit food incubator and a training ground for young food entrepreneurs. Just a little more than one week remains for Carpenter to reach her goal of […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Fried Pickled Herring From Domku

The Dish: Fried pickled herring Where to Get It: Domku, 821 Upshur St. NW; (202) 722-7475; domkucafe.com Price: $9 What It Is: Pickled herring, pan-fried in egg and Panko crumbs and topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions. What It Tastes Like: If you like Spanish anchovies, you’ll enjoy the salty, tangy, slightly sweet, […]

State of the Artisan: Will New “Food Incubators” Help Create a Culinary Business Boom?

Lobbyist and former congressional staffer Alexandrine De Bianchi first started making her salted caramel, pistachio, and passionfruit French macarons as a hobby two years ago. But when her employer told her it would be downsizing and laying her off within a year, De Bianchi began thinking seriously about transforming her extracurricular baking into a full-fledged […]

Wannabe Restaurateurs to Test Ideas, Host Pop-Ups at Domku

It’s reminiscent of a Food Network reality series: Budding restaurateurs present a business model and cook for a panel of local restaurant industry vets. One will win the chance to pursue his or her culinary dreams. Or at least test ideas in a professional kitchen. Nonprofit Think Local First DC and NURISH: The Center for […]

Slavs to Fashion: Domku and Slaviya Do Eastern Europe, One Country at a Time

As remedies for cold weather go, it’s hard to top a shot of slijvovice and a heap of salty fish. Or at least, that was the conclusion I came to last weekend, sitting at a table near the bar at Domku Bar and Café sipping on the plum brandy and smearing a pâté of smoked […]

Last Days for Mulled Beer at Domku

Mulled wine? Sure. No problem. But mulled beer? If we weren't so beer-obsessed, we may not have been willing to try it. But we couldn't help ourselves when we saw the seasonal drink on the beverage list at Domku last week. Piwo Pogrzewanie, Polish for "warm beer," is a spiced drink comparable to Glögg, the […]

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