Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cork and Fork to Open Soon; Point Chaud Crepes Coming Too?

Those of you who have been complaining about the lack of wine merchants in the area, and/or who long to have yet another business in the neighborhood with the name "Cork" in it, rejoice: Virginia-based wine merchants Cork and Fork will be opening their long-awaited location at 14th and Church Streets within the coming week. (An "official" opening of May 8 has been put forth; although I have received word of a "soft opening" taking place in the days before that.)


The store is, like most places in the neighborhood, opening several months later than they had anticipated (a December 2009 opening was the original date, way back when). But starting in May, Logan-ites will have yet another location from which to purchase the fruit of the vine. Cork and Fork promises us "the best wines available" to go with so-called "Wine 101" classes and other educational opportunities.

In other 'news", it seems that Point Chaud crepes is finally getting around to getting their creperie off the ground, at least if the construction permits and paper now appearing in the window are any indication. There has been some recent speculation that Point Chaud is simply leading us on, with plans to open elsewhere--but that now seems not to be the case.


Sadly, with the demise of Joe Carmack's "Crepes on the Corner" across the street, it also means there won't be any 14th Street Crepe Wars. Pity.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crepes on the Corner lives----On Capitol Hill! I spoke to Chef Vince formerly of the 14th Street Crepes on the Corner, and he was getting ready to open the eatery on the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania. It will be the same restaurant, menu, name and corner location, relocated and sans Joe Carmack. Borderstan folks will have to travel to try his tasty and unique menu.

Mr. 14th & You said...

Thanks for the tip anon!

Anonymous said...

I spoke with Vincent recently...He is opening up in Capitol Hill / Hill East. But the correct location is actually on the corner of 15th and C st. SE. And, yes of course without Joe Carmack. Checked out the space. It's such a charming location at the ground floor of a condo building and great neighborhood! And, from what I get, it's going to be an amazing place...