California-born Blue Bottle Coffee is joining the D.C. hospitality scene Friday, July 7 with a special charity event at its new shop in Georgetown (1046 Potomac Street NW). Customers who stop by from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be treated to a complimentary cup of coffee, while sales of pastry items and select merchandise will benefit Bread for the City.
A grand opening is scheduled for Sunday, July 9, with sales on that day flowing through to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Oakland-based company is expected to open other stores in the area, including one at Union Market and another at The Wharf complex along the Southwest waterfront.
Pow Pow brings in Jarobi White
Jarobi White, one of the original members of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest, is doing a guest chef stint at fast-casual bowl maker Pow Pow on Saturday night. White, who has been cooking for years and operates his own culinary company (Eats Rhymes & Life), is scheduled to do his thing at Pow Pow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 8, and will then migrate to neighboring Sticky Rice for an after party (10 p.m. to close).
A tipster noticed that the high-end establishment previously known as Decanter — which itself replaced chef Alain Ducasse’s Adour — has been rebranded as the St. Regis Restaurant. No word yet on why the St. Regis made the change but recent arrival Javier Cuesta Muñoz appears to remain in place as executive chef of the “new” restaurant.
East MoCo reports that the Zpizza at 815 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland has closed.