Posts Tagged ‘murky coffee’

Quick Feeding: For Andy Shallal and Nick Cho, It’s Westward, Ho!

Looking West: As Andy Shallal, who describes himself as an "activist with food," works on a possible Busboys & Poets location in Harlem, he also has Busboys projects cooking out west, including a location that's in the works in Denver, and "expects to open a San Francisco Busboys within the next two years." [Publishers Weekly] […]

Saucer Full of Secrets: Northside Social’s Charms Go Way Beyond the Cup

Note: We're publishing the entire Young & Hungry column on the blog so you can enjoy Darrow Montgomery's photography, which has its own story to tell. In the land of the over-stimulated mermaid, the landscape is always the same: the tiny tables crowded with laptap squatters, lost in their ear buds and their private worlds, […]

Northside Social: A Smart Idea Born from a Broken Partnership

This week's Young & Hungry column delves into the coffee-shop-cum-wine-bar-cum-bakery known as Northside Social, which is one of two new projects (the other being Lyon Hall) from the team behind Liberty Tavern. Northside has a rather painful genesis: Owner Stephen Fedorchak and his partners slowly pieced together their Frankenshop after deep-sixing their original plan, a […]

First Bite: The Crisped Pork Belly Sandwich at Northside Social

The first thing I noticed about Northside Social — well, aside from all the customers flocking to the new coffee shop/wine bar in Arlington— was the light. The two-story operation, housed in the former Murky Coffee space, is bathed in warm natural sunlight, as inviting as anything on the menu from the folks who also […]

No Jail Time for Cho, But He’s Still Full of Beans

If you haven't read it yet, check out Rend Smith's excellent summation of Nick Cho's sales tax woes. The former mad man at Murky Coffee won't be doing any jail time, but he still has a price to pay: Namely $190,000 in back taxes and penalties. Reports Smith: In order to pay the tax money […]

Big Chair in Black and White

Over on City Desk, staff photographer Darrow Montgomery has just published a series of black and white pictures of Big Chair Coffee N' Grill in Anacostia, which has to be the most-talked about java shop since Murky imploded on Capitol Hill. You can take a peek at Montgomery's mesmerizing shots here.

Nick Cho’s Tax Troubles: Where Does That Leave Chinatown Coffee?

Nick Cho's arrest today on 82 counts of tax fraud not only spells trouble for the former Murky Coffee owner, but also, potentially, for his current place of employment, Chinatown Coffee Co, where Cho oversees operations. After all, Cho faces 180 days in jail for each count. That's more than 40 years behind bars if […]

Nick Cho Show Moving to H Street

Originally published on City Desk on Apr. 1, 2009, at 9:47 pm Despite speculation over at DCist, Nick Cho says it's not an April Fool's joke: He's closing Murky Coffee in Arlington and moving back to the District. He and, he says, most of his remaining staff will move over to a new spot, Wrecking […]