Tag Archives: Coffee

“The Don Rockwell Idiot Kit” – Coffee and Coffee Equipment for Complete Novices, Mail-Ordered from Qualia Coffee in Petworth

I cannot recommend The Don Rockwell Idiot Kit enough for people who know absolutely nothing about coffee, but wish to become experts with a minimal amount of work. Read that entire thread, especially the first post, and get on the … Continue reading

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Simply Fresh, McLean

This is an interesting situation for me as moderator, and if we had an existing thread for Boss Hogs (we don’t), I’d probably mark that as closed and give Simply Fresh a clean slate. Chef Rana (Rana is her first … Continue reading

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Baked & Wired, Georgetown

(See the September 7, 2013 Review here.) Note that Baked & Wired will be opening a second, bread-oriented, location at the Lyric 440K apartment complex in Mount Vernon Triangle in early 2015. This new location sounds more like a boulangerie and a sandwich shop, and I’m … Continue reading

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Baked and Wired, Georgetown

(See the April 2, 2011 Review here.) If I had one, and only one, question to ask a stranger, in order to determine whether or not they were plugged in to the DC food scene, it might be the following: “Where … Continue reading

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Adour – Minibites, March 4, 2012 – March 10, 2012

Minibites are delicious samplings of Don’s culinary adventures, condensed, distilled, and always meant to be savored with your Monday morning coffee. The DCDining.com Restaurant Guide is located exclusively on donrockwell.com. (For an extra shot, click on the link and enjoy the full … Continue reading

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Baked & Wired, Georgetown

Anyone who doesn’t think a rising tide lifts all ships hasn’t been to Baked & Wired lately. A couple weeks ago, I counted 173 in line at Georgetown Cupcake (honest, 173 – the line stretched almost to Prospect Street), and I … Continue reading

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Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee, Arlington, VA

Whenever I’m getting coffee near East Falls Church Metro (which is often), I avoid driving to Starbucks and usually find myself at Toby’s, formerly Scoop Beauregard’s. (Toby “Rub” (*) Bantug and his wife Monina used to work at Scoop’s, then … Continue reading

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Northside Social, Clarendon, VA

I’ve been to Northside Social now three times, once for a business meeting with wine, once for a business lunch with a sandwich, and now for an eighth-grade civics project with coffee. The long shadow of Murky Coffee made itself … Continue reading

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Breeze, Annandale, VA

Although Breeze is relatively new, I’ve somehow found myself there three times already – the first for a bingsu, the second for gelato, and the third for a baked good. It’s right next to Yechon, and is in fact owned … Continue reading

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Yola, Dupont Circle

Yola just opened a few days ago, and is, in theory, the latest yogurt (*) entry in an already over-saturated market. But, although I didn’t have any yogurt, this one might have some legs. (*) Ah, but it’s not frozen … Continue reading

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