Posts Tagged ‘Red Velvet cupcakery’

Cupcake Diplomacy: Why D.C.-Area Eateries Are Opening Franchises in the Persian Gulf

Red Velvet Cupcakery owner Aaron Gordon thought it was a scam the first time he was contacted about opening a shop in the Middle East. “Dear Mr. Aron,” began an email from Malik Awan in January 2010. “We would like to open dialogue with you for the opening of Red Velvet within Qatar’s prestigious project—The [...]

Free Cupcakes! Rabbit Dishes Out 5,000 Treats at Clarendon Debut

Aaron Gordon's suburban roughage hub Rabbit officially opens on Thursday. If a simple salad isn't enough to entice you to visit, maybe a sugary treat will change your mind. The Clarendon newcomer is welcoming folks from the neighborhood with complimentary Red Velvet cupcakes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (While supplies last, of course.) Gordon [...]

The Best ‘Rabbit Food’ Has Pork In It: Menu Highlights, Rabbit, Opening July 28

Sure, you can get a salad at Rabbit, the veggie-friendly eatery opening  July 28 in leafy Clarendon. But what sets this place apart from rival roughage hubs Chop't and Sweetgreen, according to proprietor Aaron Gordon, is the other stuff. Gordon tells Y&H that his personal favorite thing on the menu is the Cuban sandwich, priced [...]

No Real Rabbit at Rabbit Restaurant, Just ‘Rabbit Food’

Rabbit, the latest effort from Tangysweet and Red Velvet Cupcakery proprietor Aaron Gordon, is scheduled to open in Clarendon in late July. Just to be clear: the place derives its name from the phrase "rabbit food," that is, salads and such, which it will serve. Not actual rabbit, as in bunny meat, a rep recently [...]

Hello Cupcakes. Goodbye Profits?

If you didn't see it, the New York Times chimed in last week on the gourmet cupcake trend. The story takes a look at the difficulties in turning a profit by selling little baked goods at $3 a pop. Reporter Elizabeth Olson gets the owner of Lovely Confections Bakery in Denver to break down the retail [...]

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