OK, so it’s 6:59 p.m. and you’ve changed your mind about that South African Syrah you could have picked up on your way home. Your hands were full, as was the Metro. Still, now you want that bottle of wine but you’ve already changed into your jammies for the evening, and your show is about to begin… What to do?
All is not lost: The Lady Pearly to the rescue!
The Lady Pearly is D.C.’s newest — as of October 1 — purveyor of home delivered fine wine. Order between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the wine of your choice will arrive at your door within an hour after pushing the “send” button.
And Kevin A. Brown, the mastermind behind the service, swears to us that 6:59 p.m. is not too late.
“Correct,” he said when we asked for assurance. “The window closes at 7 p.m. daily; anything submitted before that gets sent out for delivery. As the business expands, we plan on making the delivery window much larger.”
Yes, but… what’s behind the name?
It involves a true story of Brown’s “best friend and love of my life, my wife Pearly” and a plot of land in Scotland where Pearly earned the title of nobility, “The Lady.”
“That name stood out as not only fitting, but also unique and remarkable and we decided it would be perfect for the noble world of wine,” Brown said.
So you can stop asking about that and start asking about the carefully curated selection of wine (and a few hand-crafted spirits), ranging from a Château Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux for $498 to a Looking Glass Chardonnay for $5.
Look for the business to expand into a larger selection of wines, FedEx options and monthly private wine tasting events.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Does anyone in DC use a Meal Delivery Service (like Blue Apron, Home Chef, et. al.)?
I’m looking into trying one to make dinners a little easier and I was curious if people are using these services and if they’re happy with them. I’m looking for something that has healthy options and allows me to cook. I’m also very curious how the costs compare to going to the grocery store.
Thanks for any info or recommendations!”
From an email:
“7-Eleven is bringing its new delivery app, 7NOW, to D.C. residents! Just in time for the cooler weather to roll around, 7NOW delivers everything from pizza to Pepto-Bismol straight to your door. No need to bundle up in the frigid winter for a late-night snack or toilet paper run. (more…)
In today’s busy world, many people find themselves overfed or undernourished. Galley is solving these problems by making eating well simple and convenient.
The D.C.-based food delivery service offers chef-prepared meals straight to your door and ready to serve. All meals are made from scratch every day using the fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms whenever possible — no canned products, pre-made sauces or mixes.
Galley’s menu changes daily with entrees such as Chesapeake crab cakes, salsa verde salmon and pesto goat cheese chicken, plus vegetarian meals like Swiss Chard and Corn Gratin and Roasted Cauliflower.
There are even kids items such as Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas and Pizza Pot Pie. Customer favorite meals are repeated every couple of weeks.
Unlike other meal delivery services, Galley doesn’t require a subscription and there are no minimums or weekly commitments for ordering. Customers can order up to two weeks in advance.
Exclusively available for PoPville readers… get $10 off your first order with code POPVILLE.
Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington
I just had an exchange with the grocery delivery person that caught me off guard and was wanting to know if the PoPville universe had any similar stories to tell?
I’ve been using Peapod for about a month and tonight was our 3rd delivery. The previous 2 have been great; timely delivery and the last person in particular was really nice.
I’ve tipped the previous 2 deliveries on my credit card and that wasn’t a problem until tonight. When I told this delivery person that I’d put a tip on my card for him, he said “I don’t get all of that money. If you call and tell them you changed your mind and give me cash instead, they’ll give you your tip back.” (more…)
I had a taste for some dessert and remembered that there’s a new Insomnia Cookies on H St near my condo in Trinidad (half a mile away).
To my surprise (or dismay), Insomnia Cookies has specifically carved Trinidad OUT of its delivery zone. Maybe they think this is the Trinidad of 2006…even if it was, residents still deserve delivery options.
Does anyone know of any other H St food locations refusing to deliver to Trinidad??”
And today was a good day.
From a press release:
“Starting Wednesday, May 16, residents throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia can order Popeyes using UberEATS, an on-demand meal delivery service powered by the Uber platform.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Popeyes to deliver their classic fried chicken and signature sides dishes in Washington, DC – with more cities rolling out soon. Uber Eats is available at 58 Popeyes restaurants in DC. For Popeye’s, Uber Eats effectively expands their capacity and reach to be able to serve a whole new network of potential customers.”
forever ahead of their time
From a press release:
“Amazon.com today announced that Prime members in the greater Washington, D.C. area can now enjoy delivery from 150 popular restaurants, including Maketto, Ben’s Next Door, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Kapnos, b DC Penn Quarter, and many more. Amazon Restaurants is expanding its delivery territory from Northern Virginia to customers in the Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, H Street, Shaw, and Downtown neighborhoods, to name a few.
“The hustle and bustle in the nation’s capital can make it difficult to try all the amazing restaurants around town,” said Gus Lopez, general manager of Amazon Restaurants. “Now, Amazon Restaurants makes it easy to skip traffic and get delicious meals from top restaurants conveniently delivered to your office or home in an hour or less.”
Using the Amazon or Prime Now mobile apps or by visiting www.amazon.com/restaurants, Prime members in D.C. can order from participating restaurants, browse menus, track the status of their delivery, and watch as their delivery driver travels from the restaurant to the delivery address in real time.
Once an order is placed, the food will be delivered in one hour or less. Amazon Restaurants offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups. If a customer finds a restaurant item on Amazon Restaurants that is priced higher than the regularly priced item on the restaurant’s current online menu within 24 hours of placing the order, Amazon will refund that customer the price of the item.
“Who doesn’t love being a Prime member and all the benefits that come with it?” said Jesse Hiney, general manager of Osteria Morini DC. “Now my customers will be able to get our delicious pasta delivered right to their doors. Sounds dangerous in a delicious way!”
New Participating Restaurants in Washington, D.C. include: (more…)
From a press release:
“Amazon announced today that its Prime Now delivery service is expanding to Washington, D.C., including Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Friendship Heights. The ultra-fast service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides free two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials from staples like paper towels, milk or ice cream, to electronics such as laptops and Kindle devices. (more…)