N. A MORSEL; A MOUTHFUL; THE BEGINNING OF A HEAVENLY MEAL
They're the chefs, bakers, and culinary magicians who most teased your taste buds.
Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts Cork
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood when a coffee dive became Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts's local gem, offering addictive small plates and a list of old-world wine. Read more
The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend
Shovel it in, yo.
Jumping in Art Museums
What: Photograph yourself jumping in front of your favorite piece of art, and if it’s good, the quirky blog will post for all to see.
Why: It’s a leap of faith.
When: You feel jumpy. Or arty.
Where: Online at jumpinginartmuseums.blogspot.com.
Cork Wine Bar
What: It’s mondo of vinos by the glass and plates to share at this swanky new Logan Circle hangout.
Why: Put a cork in it.
When: Tues. & Wed., 5 p.m.-midnight; Thurs.-Sun., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 1720 14th St. NW, b/t R & S Sts. (202-265-2675).
Ici Urban Bistro
What: Frenchie resto opening tomorrow with mod twists on classics. (We’ll take two orders of ever-awesome Cajun pommes frites, please.)
Why: Oui, oui, Ici.
When: Fri., 6-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 6-10:30 a.m. & 6-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 6-10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Sofitel Lafayette Square, 806 15th St. NW, b/t H & I Sts. (202-730-8700).
What: Eleven photogs capture joy, sadness, and wonder.
Why: You’re so emo.
When: Thru Feb. 29. Opening reception, Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Parish Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW (202-944-2310).
What: Area rockers perform tracks from their stellar new record, National Flags.
Why: We salute ye.
When: Thurs., 9 p.m.
Where: The Red & the Black, 1212 H St. NE, b/t Wylie St. & Linden Pl. (202-399-3201).
Megan Adams Urban Tastes
Cookbook collector Megan Adams realized her stash of recipes would be better spent feeding the cooking-impaired. Now she prepares diverse, healthy meals for those of us who need her. Read more
In Good Tastes
Urban Tastes Meal Delivery
You and L.C. have a standing date each week.
No, not Lauren Conrad; you’re involved with Lean Cuisine. And it’s high time for a dramatic breakup.
When you want dinner in a flash, turn to Urban Tastes. The new company delivers single-portion meals anywhere within the beltway. Founder Megan Adams assembles a different menu each week using seasonal recipes with a focus on local, organic ingredients.
The five entrees always include a vegetarian item and could include spicy ginger tofu, salmon curry, quiche with garlic scapes, or pistachio-crusted pork chops. Adams also offers sides and a dessert, like soft, mesquite chocolate chip cookies or lemon bars.
Each dish comes with ideas for wine pairings, as suggested by the Greater Washington Wine School. So pour a glass and light some candles.
And watch your ex head for the hills.
Urban Tastes (202-277-7251 or urbantastes.com).
Aaron Gordon Tangysweet
Native Washingtonian Aaron Gordon returned from L.A. this year to milk this town (literally). His Tangysweet brought tart frozen yogurt to Dupont Circle with upscale toppings and seasonal flavors in a date-worthy spot. Read more
Sporting those massive sunglasses was super cool. And those skinny jeans? Totally tight.
But savoring an icy treat? That’s sweet. Tangysweet, to be exact.
The new shop is sweetening Dupont Circle with three flavors of frozen yogurt: classic (the tart must-have for the Pinkberry set), green tea, and pomegranate. Toppings include fruit (locally sourced when available) and “scrumptious crunches” like cereals and nuts. They also do custom smoothies.
Tangysweet plans to stay open until 2 a.m. on weekends. Make it a destination: The space features rainbow LED lighting and outdoor seating. And best of all, they’re open just in time for the sticky, humid days of summer.
Tangysweet, 2029 P Street NW, between 20th and 21st Streets (202-822-2066 or tangysweet.com).