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
The Weekly Feed: Summer Camp Edition – The Capital Candy Jar, along with Undone Chocolate and Ruby Scoops, celebrated National S’mores Day on August 10th with live S’mores demos at Logan Hardware and Glen’s Garden Market. S’mores fans who missed out on the celebrations can still get their fix at the above locations, and through Urban Stems, with a custom S’mores kit featuring marshmallows from The Capital Candy Jar, dark chocolate from Undone Chocolate, and graham crackers from Ruby Scoops. – DCist
FTA All Stars Awards – Union Kitchen’s Food Truck Members Swizzler, Dirty South Deli, and Fed City Brothers received nominations in a number of categories; including Best Chef and Best New Food Truck. Get your vote in – and purchase tickets for Curbside Cookoff, where winners will be announced – here. The September 12th event will feature Dirty South Deli’s Jacob Hunter is the DMV Chef Battle, representing the District in the D.C. – Maryland – Virginia duel. – DMVFTA
Brainy Belly & Wahls Protocol Seminar – This week, Brainy Belly traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to participate in a seminar by Dr. Terry Wahls, a physician who focuses on an integrative approach to healing auto-immune disorders and conditions.
The Smoothie that Changed My Life – It’s Not About Kale sings the praises of Bright Green’s easy and delicious smoothies; both packed with nutrients and easy to make without a blender. – It’s Not About Kale
The Coolest New Ice Cream Shops in D.C. – Alumni Members RareSweets and Ice Cream Jubilee are among Eater DC’s top picks for spots to grab a cool treat in the summer heat. – Eater DC
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