Ay! Friday, we meet again. How I missed you. My mailbox was a tid slow this week, but no worries, August is supposed to be more relaxed, right? Foodie Round-Up is a bit heavy with coffee news this week, as Mid City Caffe opens, and Restaurant Eve is doing tableside siphon brewing. But we’ve got street cart menus and knife sharpening to boot, so read on, foodie, read on.
On Saturday, August 15th , owners Fernando Acha and designer Mick Mier will unveil Mid City Caffé, a new coffee shop in Washington, DC. Located at 1626 14th Street, Mid City Caffé will offer the neighborhood and greater D.C. community a traditional coffee and pastry destination. Using the finest quality products, all coffee will be sourced from Counter Culture Coffee. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Counter Culture is a nationally acclaimed roaster, hailed for excellence in seeking the finest beans from around the world and craft roasting methods. In addition to a traditional espresso menu, Mid City Caffé will only use two methods of brewing; French press and a pour-over bar. Both are made to order; ground and brewed right in front of guests, ensuring the freshest cup of coffee is served. This 900-sqaure foot space seats 35 guests inside and additional sidewalk seating will also be available. Mid City Caffé will be open on Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Mid City Caffé is located on the second floor of 1626 14th St., NW; 202-234-1515
Union Street Public House, located in historic Old Town Alexandria, now offers complementary knife sharpening every Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Whether you are an occasional at-home cook or have expert skills, bring your dull knives by for a professional tune-up. Drop off your knives from 11:00am to 2:00pm and let the skilled staff do the work. Run some errands or grab a beer and a burger while you wait. With 11 brews on tap, and more available by the bottle, you will find that the wait is all too brief.
Thai street food, usually small portioned delicacies purchased on Thailand’s sidewalks as a quick and inexpensive snack, has become an increasingly popular aspect of the Thai culture. Asia Nine Bar & Lounge is offering Washingtonians the opportunity to experience these extraordinary flavors of Thailand throughout the month of August and September, with its Thai Street Food menu. For those patrons with adventurous palates, the menu features traditional street fare that cannot be found anywhere else in Washington, DC. The Asia Nine Thai Street Food menu includes dishes such as Jelly Fish Salad with vinegar, Stir-Fried Frog Legs, and savory Takoyaki (octopus balls).Asia Nine is located in Washington, DC’s popular Penn Quarter neighborhood, at 915 E Street, NW. Asia Nine is open for lunch Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 4 p.m.; dinner is available Sunday – Thursday from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; and Friday – Saturday from 4 p.m. – midnight. Delivery, take-out and valet parking are available.
Restaurant Eve has introduced a new signature tableside service: siphon brewing. Starting this week, Restaurant Eve will become one of the first fine dining restaurants to offer this service as their artfully trained servers will offer coffee to guests by way of siphon brewing. They will use the two-tiered serving cart to prepare and serve the beverage tableside in their Tasting Room.
In case you missed it around We Love DC in food news – I share the joy that is free taco bell, Karl warns you that Subway is taking over the Gaylord National this weekend, Jenn throws back a cold one at Fox and Hound and reports back for you, I tell you Kora is finally opening for real this time, I leave my job wish i could leave my job to be Gifford’s new marketing intern and eat ice cream EVERY DAY, Carl gets in trouble with his wife over his love of Durian, and Tiffany tells us it is going to be Peanut Free Day at the Nationals soon.