Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two Logan Eateries Featured in Washington Post

In case you missed it, yesterday's Food section in the WaPo featured front page articles about two Logan businesses: recently opened Pitango Gelato, and the soon-to-open Mid City Cafe.

The Post took an up-close look at Pitango's gelato creations, detailing how founder Noah Wood goes about producing the frozen treat, which has won over people so quickly that, after only one taste, Posto owner Paolo Sacco decided to serve it in his 14th street Italian eatery. Offering 60 varieties (only 20 are available each day), Dan's gelato shop has proved quite popular since its opening last month. For those who have complained about the high prices (this blogger included), Dan points out that the higher prices are "what makes [the gelato] possible."

Immediately opposite the Pitango story was a piece on North Carolina-based Counter Culture Coffee, which will be served at the Mid-City Cafe, which will be opening soon in a second floor space above Miss Pixie's on 14th Street. Seems that Counter Culture Coffee has a number of fans around the DC area, and is currently being served at places such as Peregrine Espresso in Capitol Hill and the Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale.

Learning that Mid-City will be serving Counter Culture, and is actually taking the time to train their employees, gives me hope that they might actually make it in their space. Initially, I was concerned that a second-floor space would hurt their business...particularly if it is run in a similar fashion to other area independent shops.


Anonymous said...

It's bad enough we have establishments serving coffee and food in the neighborhood, but must you draw attention to them? It will only increase the number of people walking by my house and I don't like that. I didn't move downtown to have people around.

Is there any way to stop these two establishments? Can we get them closed? If we cannot close them, can we limit their hours of operation to perhaps noon to 3 p.m.?

Anonymous said...

"I didn't move downtown to have people around"??!!!?? You're an idiot and should live in the suburbs!

14th & You said...

Anon 5:49, pls. tell me you're not an idiot who can't recognize sarcasm.

Hayes Nuss said...

Great to hear about the coffee shop coming in. Does anyone know what is happening to the cleaners that closed at 14th and Q. The rumor is a vegetarian restaurant but the sources have proven unreliable in the past.

Marty said...

Thanks for the news about the new coffee place. Sounds good. Haven't tried the gelato, yet, but it always looks busy!

Please continue offering tips about existing and new neighborhood shops & restaurants.

Just wish those with the very strange comments would find something better to do.

Chas said...

Can you give us an update on the hotel at 13th and U?And about 'Local 14's' proposed roof top summer garden? I want a restaurant but no roof top next to my home, please. Also, what's up with the Whitman Walker project?