A local veteran finds success – and his calling – via tamales
Veteran Drew Davis of Tamales Pachuca discusses the various paths that his now thriving business has taken in an interview with Victoria Milko. – Washington Post Express
What to eat, drink and buy at Emporiyum this weekend
Holly Simmons highlights Dirty South Deli, Element Shrub, Timber Pizza, and Slender Seven as her top picks in a roundup of the best food and beverage companies to try at The Emporiyum food extravaganza. – Washington Post Express
Good Food Awards Finalists for 2016 Announced – Two Union Kitchen Members – Langdon Wood and Sweet Farm Sauerkraut – are named finalists in the 2016 Good Food Awards.
Compass Coffee’s Second Location Is Now Open – Compass Coffee opens their second location in The Shay.
The Federal Forager: D.C.’s Urban Farms Make the Most of Limited Real Estate – Members Common Good City Farm and Little Wild Things are highlighted in the article examining how urban farmers and gardens use space in creative ways to contribute to local food production.
D.C.-made candy to pass out at Halloween – Made in DC treats from The Capital Candy Jar, Surcee Confections, and a A Sense of Whimsy are highlighted as favorite picks to add local flavor to Halloween candy selections. – The Washington Post Express
Meet Resident Entrepreneur Debbi Minkoff Miller – Top Banana at Banana Love Muffin – Debbi Minkoff Miller is profiled by The Kent Connection for the publication’s “Business Beat” column; discussing how the idea for Banana Love Muffin originated from a childhood dream, and it’s growth and success since she began the company in 2013. – The Kent Connection
It’s the Last Week for Chaia Tacos in DC Farmer’s Markets – The bad news: Chaia announced that this past week was the last weekend you’ll be able to find their tacos at FreshFarm Markets. The good news: they’re leaving the Market to finalize preparations for the opening of their brick-and-mortar location in Georgetown, opening soon. – The Washingtonian
Jeremiah Langhorne begins his Mid-Atlantic reclamation project tonight with the Dabney’s debut – Alumni Member Jeremiah Langhorne opened The Dabney, lauded as “one of the most ambitious local restaurants in recent memory” by The Washington Post, this weekend. The restaurant, located in Blagden Alley in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, will serve “flora, fauna and fermented products of the Mid-Atlantic”. – The Washington Post, The Washingtonian
Capital Cheapskate: Fueling Our Collective Caffeine Addiction – Compass Coffee co-owner Michael Haft explains how national chains like Starbucks can happily co-exist with local coffee shops in this list of cafes where DC residents can find the best coffee without breaking the bank.