Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo
From an email:
Whisked is starting a pie CSA (aka, A “CSP: Community Supported Pie”), which I think is pretty nifty, and I was wondering if you’d like to do a post about it. The program is unique to the DC area, although pie CSAs have started in other cities (the one I’m most familiar with is run by Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco).
What is the CSP?: The community supported pie program works just like a regular CSA – members sign up for a “share” and in return receive a “harvest” of two six inch pies (one sweet and one savory), every two weeks. Six inch pies are a perfect serving size for two people.
When will I pick up my pies? We’ll drop off the pies on Friday afternoon to our pick up spots. Members can pick up on Friday evening or Saturday, during the pick-up spots’ operating hours. The first drop-off will be on Friday, Jan. 6; the program will run through Friday, April 27.
Where can I pick up my pies? Currently, members can pick up their pies at Mr. Yogato (1515 17th Street NW) on Fridays after 5:00 and Saturdays from (12 pm to 1:00 am). We are working on securing other pick-up spots in the DC area.
What is so cool about the CSP? What makes this so special and different from ordering one of our pies online? CSP members will get pie flavors that are not available at the market or online. Think bourbon butternut squash, kickin’ buffalo chicken or chocolate chipotle cream pies – flavors that will push the envelope a bit and are more daring. These aren’t your grandmother’s pies!
Thanks to Cody and Wendy for sending from 13th and Irving Street, NW in Columbia Heights:
Thanks to M. for sending around 9pm last night: “Pierce Mill around 7pm on Wednesday night. Sure, pull out of the parking lot, make 2 left turns and onto the…
Thanks to all who messaged us around 5pm yesterday (Wednesday.) From MPD: “Stabbing Investigation in the 1300 block of Park Road NW.
Thanks to D. for sending above from 5th and Rhode Island Ave, NW. And thanks to J. for sending from 13th and Maryland NE:
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
DMV Sites Fall 2023:
Mieza Blendery Open in Alexandria’s West End
Mieza Blendery, located at 109 Clermont Avenue off Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, was founded by Alex Lynch, a DC native, who fell in love with brewing Saison and Sour beer after college. As a home brewer he bought his first wine barrel in 2011 and has been brewing professionally ever since.
All of the beers at Mieza Blendery are blends of multiple beers that are barrel aged, fermented with a mixed culture, and seasonally dependent. While most beers are fermented with a single yeast strain, a mixed culture beer has a variety of different yeasts that provide elements of acidity, dryness, and expressive aromatics. Barrel aging supplies micro-oxidation for the organisms, tannin, or imparts flavors from its previous occupant, such as red wine, bourbon or mezcal. We make blends with local berries and stone fruit in the summer, wine grapes in the fall, and engage in spontaneous fermentation on winter nights. Due to the differences in base beer, microbes, and barrels as well as the variance of each season on the fruit, and the blender’s choices on blending day, each blend has a distinct story.
We have designed an intimate tasting room at Mieza for you to come and enjoy our beers. They are available on tap and in bottles to go. These mixed culture beers age well in the bottle. We plan to offer a membership program after this year’s fruiting season.
LiLi The First FALL COLLECTION is so grand and exceptional, they needed two days to celebrate it.
Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.
Sunday – MEET THE DESIGNER,