This Week in Food


Photo Courtesy Sprinkles Cupcakes

 Looks like DC’s food scene will keep growing in 2011 with even more pizza, burgers and cupcakes. Going with that third theme: Georgetown’s soon-to-be-open Sprinkles Cupcakes (3015 M St. NW) is putting its mobile truck on the street come Monday and giving away free cupcakes for two weeks. The first week’s schedule is: Franklin Square on Monday, Georgetown on Tuesday, Dupont Circle Wednesday, Gallery Place Thursday, the Capitol on Friday, Friendship Heights on Saturday, and Eastern Market on Sunday. Sprinkles opens Thursday, March 3rd. (h/t Metrocurean

Want yet another food truck? With paperwork in hand, Sabor’a Street hit the road on Wednesday. Look for the yellow truck for delicious Latin-inspired street food and follow @SaboraStreet


Photo Courtesy Central Michel Richard

Mmmmm take-out, and from Central Michel Richard at that. Some favorite menu items will now be available To-Go, so get your linen napkin out for fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken nuggets, a lobster burger, mac & cheese and more.  Carry out is available Monday through Friday for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner.

WaPo’s Tom Sietsema reports that the prolific Ashok Bajaj will extend one of his most popular brands into a “neighborhood that until now has escaped his menus.”  The  restaurateur recently signed a lease for a seventh establishment at 1177 22nd St. NW, and hopes to fill it with Rasika West End by early next year. 

I know it’s early, but I’m a sucker for empanadas. Chinatown’s Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is celebrating National Empanada Day on April 8th and beyond by creating seven unique varieties of the delicious stuffed pastry. From April 11-30, guests can order appetizer, entrée and dessert empanadas stuffed with everything from lamb, poultry and pork to seafood, as well as vegetarian options incorporating exotic fruits and vegetables, herbs and seasonings. Sounds perfect if paired with Cuba Libre’s Beet Mojito!  

If you’re looking for something a bit sooner…as part of the Kennedy Center’s maximum INDIA festival, some special menu items will be available at Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café throughout March to coincide with several exhibitions and performances.  Check out the menu here

In the blog world: Prince of Petworth updates us on CommonWealth’s replacement in Columbia Heights as well as the nearby  new sports bar Lou’s City Bar.
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You just have a couple of days left to win a $25 gift card to your fave Barracks Row restaurant. JDLand reminds us that a survey is being conducted on resident attitudes toward restaurants on Capitol Hill’s 8th St. The survey is funded by the business owners and overseen by Barracks Row Main Street. Your deadline is this Sunday. 

And since I started this post talking about pizza (and Georgetown), I’m going to end it that way. HomeMade Pizza Company is settling in to its newest location at 1826 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The Chicago-based pizza company’s motto is “We Make It. You Bake It.”  

Happy Eating.

Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Tricia recently decided to eat her way though all of Zagat’s 2011 restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Follow her on Twitter and email her at Tricia (at)