Posts Tagged ‘Northside Social’

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

If you haven't noticed already, we at Y&H Central decided it would be a good idea to stop confusing readers. We will no longer have separate spots on the website for the Young & Hungry blog and the Young & Hungry column. From now on, you'll find everything you want under this banner. For some […]

Above-Average Joes

The leather club chair at Northside Social is practically swallowing me whole. My knees are higher than my butt, my computer is balanced on my lap, and every time I want a sip of my hand-poured Kenyan coffee, I have to turn awkwardly and reach up to the cup on the side table. It has […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Northside Social

On paper, Northside Social makes about as much sense as a drive-through steakhouse. A coffee shop, a wine bar and a gourmet pastry/sandwich shop? Right. After 5 p.m., the communal table upstairs and its smattering of surrounding two-tops becomes a full-service wine bar under sommelier Alison Christ’s smart and unassuming direction. Believe me, her internationally […]

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 […]

Northside Social to Sell Soft Serve this Summer

This morning, while talking to Northside Social co-owner Stephen Fedorchak about the limited menu at his Clarendon coffee shop and wine bar,  he mentioned that the food offerings follow "the equipment that [is] available for our use" in the historic building. Which, of course, required me to ask what equipment he had available for his […]

Restaurant Matchbooks: More Than a Light for Your Smoke

A few weeks ago when I was biting into that crisped pork belly at Northside Social, I saw something you don't see much these days at casual eateries — real, honest-to-God matchbooks. You know, to light those cigarettes that you can't smoke in restaurants anymore. The matchbook got me all nostalgic for those days when […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Washingtonian: Steering readers to those hidden gems like Ben's Chili Bowl So was it the mention of Five Guys or KFC's Double Down that did the trick? Or maybe it was some high-fat drippiness, bun-on/bun-off combination that made you click on the item by the hundreds? Whatever the reason, there's little doubt we are still […]

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 […]