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DC Council Considers Bills To Boost Local Innovators – Union Kitchen Members Compass Coffee and Tipple Supply Co. joined representatives from Union Kitchen in testifying for the Made In DC Program Establishment Act, which aims to create a branding strategy for D.C.- based producers, to increase visibility to the local maker, artisan, and culinary communities. – DC Inno


“Here’s the latest in restaurant business plans: get into a food incubator (in this case, Union Kitchen’s first class), develop a farmer’s market following that is impossible to satisfy, and when the lines get too ridiculous, commit to a bricks-and-mortar location. Done.” – On Tap Magazine 




The Weekly Feed: Don’t Want No Shrubs Edition  Some of the District’s best non-alcoholic shrub “cocktails” can be found at Chaia, or buy creating a DIY version with Element [Shrub]. DCist

Blind Dog Cafe to close, will host Timber Pizza Co. pop-up Timber Pizza Co. will begin operating a pop-up Friday through Sunday in the Blind Dog Café space,  starting January 8th. – The Washington Post

15 New Coffee Shops for Those Needing a Caffeine Hit  Compass Coffee’s second location in Shaw is among 15 new recommended cafés.- Eater DC

Ice Cream Jubilee Has New Winter Flavors, Mike Friedman Shares Takoma Park Picks – Ice Cream Jubilee debuts winter flavors including Chocolate Matzo Crack, Cranberry Sorbet, Candy Cane Pretzel,  and Boozy Eggnog. – Eater DC

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Nobody Puts NoMa in a Corner: NoMa Summer Screen –  with a 2015 theme of “Dance, Dance, Dance” – kicks off this week, featuring a host of D.C. food trucks. CQ Roll Call encourages the District to “Check out the digs while you can. The old bus station is slated for redevelopment to mixed use commercial and retail space. So the murals and food trucks and all that transitional jazz will only last so long.” Check out the schedule and be sure to visit Swizzler and Federal City Brothers before the Screen’s final day at its current location (Aug. 19th). – CQ Roll Call

5 Reasons You Should Actually Spend A Weekend In D.C.:DSC09554-2 After stopping by Union Kitchen for April’s Open Kitchen Tasting, culture and travel writer Kara Cutruzzula sings the praises of Slender Seven‘s chickpea and black bean based cookie dough. – Gothamist

Compass Coffee Owners Talk Expansion, New Spaces: Owners Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez chat with Eater about the expansion of Compass Coffee – which includes a new cafe in The Shay, as well as a 5,000 square-foot roastery in Ivy City. – Eater

Meet the Kouign-Amann, the Caramelized French Pastry We’re Loving Right Now: The Washington Post calls kouign-amann their new favorite pastry; highlighting Potomac Pastry as one of the best sources to try the “caramelized croissant” that’s currently selling out in bakeries throughout D.C. – The Washington Post: Going Out Guide




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The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America: Union Kitchen Members and Alumni continue to top nation-wide “Best-Of” lists, and with summer fast approaching, Thrillist has ice cream on the brain. Check out their shout-out to Ice Cream Jubilee‘s creative flavors, like the Beefeater Gin-infused Gin & Tonic sorbet. – Thrillist

The Best Food Trucks in Washington, D.C. : More “Best Of” love goes out to Dirty South Deli for Jacob Hunter and Will Fung’s dedication to “eschewing rubbery cold cuts for carefully braised meats” and elevating the quality of  sandwiches with “seasonal ingredients like ramp mornay sauce, collard green jam, and finger lime aioli.” – Time Out: Washington, D.C. 

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The Right Direction: In the May 2015 edition of its STORES Magazine, The National Retail Federation profiles Compass Coffee‘s “penchant for technology” – such as employing the three-dimensional modeling tool SketchUp to assist with transforming the Compass Coffee space from an old laundromat – as a trait that sets the Shaw café apart from other coffee roasters. – STORES Magazine

D.C.’s Latest Hybrid Dessert: Cake Push Pops: The Washington City Paper‘sYoung & Hungry” applauds Pops by Haley for being the ultimate cocktail-appropriate dessert – “they’re easier to transport and less likely to leave your fingers covered in sprinkles and frosting….You can eat it with one hand and hold your drink in the other.” – Washington City Paper

Host Your Next Event at Kingman Island: “Kingman Island, which many have gotten to know through the annual bluegrass festival hosted on the grounds, will soon be available for private events. Union Kitchen has teamed up with Living Classrooms, the organization that manages the park, to further engage the D.C. community by opening the park for private rentals, such as weddings, field days, corporate retreats, and other special events.” – The Hill Is Home

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DC Girl in Pearls – Union Kitchen Grocery: D.C. lifestyle blogger Lauren Anne shares a collection of beautiful photos featuring Union Kitchen Grocery, and confesses her love for Popcorn Queens and Glover’s Pepper Sauce. – DC Girl in Pearls