07/15/14 11:20am


From an email:

Bullfrog Bagels unleashed a little bit of bagel hysteria when founder Jeremiah Cohen began selling his bagels for two weekends in June.

The bagel-maker returns, this time at CakeLove’s 1506 U St. NW location from July 17 through 27. Flavors include everything, onion, poppy seed, sesame, and plain—all for $1.50 each or $18 per baker’s dozen. Bullfrog also offers bialys plus three types of cream cheese, new smoked whitefish salad, Scottish-style smoked salmon, and pastrami-crusted smoked salmon.

All pre-orders must be placed on Bullfrog’s new online ordering system.

Stay tuned post pop-up for a permanent location in the fall with an expanded menu.

For now (the next two weeks) please pre-order your bagels or come on by to our friends at CakeLove at the U Street location and purchase them in person!

1506 U Street, NW

07/11/14 1:45pm


“Rosie is an indoor cat (no collar/ no street sense) and managed to get out of our kitchen and into the back alley of our rowhome on 12th Place (and U Street, NW) late last night. She’s shy so i’m pretty certain that she is hiding and scared in someones backyard right now.

If anyone manages to find her can call me at 443-474-4369″


07/10/14 11:20am

1926 9th Street, NW

Back in May we first learned Al Crostino’s new home would be located in the former Cause Philanthropub space on 9th just south of U Street. Previously they were located at 1324 U Street, NW and closed in Nov. ’13. As a big fan – I’m very happy to see them back!

From Al Crostino’s facebook page:

“To all al crostino fans we are opening for our soft opening..Thursday – Sunday @ 5pm a la carte menu 30% off your check please email your reservation at jknicolai(at)gmail.com or call us @ 202.797.0523 we are now located @ 1926 9th street NW.”

07/02/14 11:50am

1330 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“The Fainting Goat, 14th Street neighborhood restaurant and bar, is thrilled to announce the appointment of its new Executive Chef, a familiar DC face, Nathan Beauchamp, who has finally returned to his old culinary stomping grounds. Following six years of organic farming in Minnesota, teaching culinary school and opening up a craft beer bar in Minneapolis, Beauchamp is returning to DC to helm the kitchen at The Fainting Goat, maintaining a well-executed, approachable menu in a neighborhood setting.

A former RAMMY Award-winning Rising Star Chef, Beauchamp became loved in DC while serving as Executive Chef at Georgetown dining institution 1789. In addition to maintaining a daily-changing menu and helping put the restaurant’s culinary program on the map, he trained some incredible kitchen talents like Dan Giusti, then sous chef, who now is Chef de Cuisine at one of the world’s best restaurants, Noma in Copenhagen.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, Beauchamp has also worked in acclaimed kitchens such as Park Avenue Café in NYC with David Burke, and in the DC area, Restaurant Eve, Vidalia and Bistro Bis.

Beauchamp left DC in 2008 for Minneapolis, working in several diverse sectors of the food industry. He taught culinary school at the Art Institute, focusing on charcuterie, and dabbled in organic farming at Gemini Farm in Wadena, MN, growing rhubarb, potatoes, green beans and other seasonal, local produce. He also co-opened Devil’s Advocate, a craft beer bar and restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. His goal with the menu was similar to what he plans for The Fainting Goat: creative, but approachable food that surprises people.

“Coming back to DC after a few years away is very exciting!” says Beauchamp. “I equate it to the prodigal son coming home again. I missed being on the East Coast and I’m happy to return to see family and friends.” (more…)