Cocktail Competition at the National Building Museum’s The BEACH:
Featured a showdown between Wild Roots Apothecary, Element Shrub, and the winners, Embitterment! Cocktails featured local spirits, as well as products from other Union Kitchen Members. Those interested in mixing up their own Embitterment cocktails without spending too much cash can check out “Drinkonomics 101,” Embitterment’s guest blog on the Union Kitchen site. (2nd picture from the event, attached below, is a shot of Eric w/ the folks from Lyon Distilling, his featured liquor).
Members Showcased During “Dog Days of Summer” Sidewalk Sale at Logan Hardware
Spoil Me Rotten, Element Shrub, Baba’s Pickles, Bear’s Made, and Momme Meals were showcased at Logan Hardware’s storefront during the event, which included a number of participating shops on 14th St., in support of Washington Animal Rescue League.
Dirty South Deli Releases New “Collab’wich” with Edible DC’s Tim Ebner – The sandwich, available for a limited time, features spicy capicola, soppressata, sweet provolone, griddled eggplant, arugula, roasted red pepper relish and oil and vinegar.
Arts on the Block Reception – A mixed-media mosaic created by an apprentice from Arts on the Block for Union Kitchen: Ivy City was unveiled during Arts on the Block’s “Lifting Off: Teen Artists Take Flight, Make a Difference” reception; featuring food from Dirty South Deli, Haute Saison, and Quickstep Catering.
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.
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‘s “Young & 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
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