In case you somehow missed the news, the recently launched Sprinklemobile has been rolling around the District, giving away free cupcakes all week. The truck is scheduled to serve at Gallery Place this afternoon. And if you happen to be in Georgetown this morning, there’s another chance for you to score a complimentary sweet treat.
Sprinkles Cupcakes’ storefront location officially opens today at 3015 M St. NW in Georgetown. The first 100 people to whisper “D.C.” will receive a free cupcake of their choice. Husband-and-wife owners Charles and Candace Nelson opened their first Sprinkles five years ago in Beverly Hills, Calif., and the business has since expanded to 11 locations across the country. This is the Nelsons' first shop in D.C.
DC Cupcakes Giveaway
Will Sprinkles arrival alleviate Georgetown Cupcake's long lines that form out their door and down the block? I’d say not very likely since the second season of owners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis’ reality show, DC Cupcakes, premiered last Friday. But if you’re a huge fan, one way to get the goods without wasting half your day is to try and win it. TLC is offering a DC Cupcakes giveaway, and all you have to do is give the network your e-mail address. The grand prize is a year’s worth of Georgetown Cupcakes, valued at $479.40. Fifteen other winners will receive first and second place prizes, which include the first season of DC Cupcakes on DVD...but no cupcakes. Enter here.
Now open: Roti Mediterranean Grill
Another fast-casual eatery has opened its doors to the District’s lunch crowds. Roti Mediterranean Grill welcomed patrons to its newest location at 1275 1st St. NE, in NoMa’s Constitution Square yesterday. The build-your-own-meal menu features a choice of three bases — pita sandwich, salad, and Mediterranean plate — several meat options, and a variety of vegetables to add as toppings. The menu also offers a few of Roti’s own creations for the less inspired diner, including a double chicken kebab plate and a Mediterranean chopped chicken salad. The Chicago-based eatery has one other D.C. location at 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW and plans to open three more in the District later this year — L’Enfant Plaza in April, Square 54 at GWU in May, and 1629 K St. in June.
A bit of Italy teams up with America’s pastime
The selection of snacks at Nationals Stadium just got a little bit cooler. The Washington Business Journal reports that gelato from Dellaccio's Dolci Gelati will be available at four different vending locations around the stadium.
Pastry chef Chris Ford is leaving Trummer's on Main to work for chef R.J. Cooper’s forthcoming Rogue 24, scheduled to debut late spring. According to the Washington Post, Trummer’s chef Clayton Miller plans to replace Ford with an internal hire when he departs in April.
Birch & Barley’s chef Kyle Bailey won Food & Wine magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef competition for the mid-Atlantic region. Bailey has been with the Logan Circle restaurant since it opened in 2009. Congratulations, chef!
In other food and restaurant news...
• A new addition to the District’s street food scene is planning to roll out this May. Borinquen Lunch Box will serve Puerto Rican dishes, including empanadillas, mofongo, and a few traditional soups and sandwiches. (Food Truck Fiesta)
• Alberto’s Pizza in Adams Morgan is closed. (PoP)
• Grocery bags in Montgomery County might soon get costly. (Gazette)
• How much do you love bacon? (Fredflare.com)
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