Milk Bar is starting November off right by releasing its Thanksgiving croissant back into the wild — or at least for sale in stores and online for $7 all month. Eating like it’s Thanksgiving everyday would not be advisable, but tucking into a flaky pastry stuffed with shredded turkey, house-made cranberry sauce and gravy every once in a while seems like a reasonable proposition.
New face at Mr. Yogato
Fans of funky frozen yogurt rejoice. The Mr. Yogato shop in Dupont, a pioneer in the business of topping soft-serve yogurt with breakfast cereal, has changed hands for $1 as promised. DCist has the story on how Baltimore native Justin Featherstone emerged from 240 applicants with an assist from “good grammar and funny emails.” [DCist]
The TaKorean location at 1301 U Street NW closed yesterday after fewer than two years of business. Founder Mike Lenard told Washington City Paper the Southeast Asian-Mexican chain will hold onto its locations in Metro Center, Navy Yard, and Union Market and will still search for opportunities to grow in the D.C. market next year. [WCP]
Fresh Baguette, which bills itself as the singular authentic French bakery in the D.C. area, opens its first location in Washington today. A Popville reader points out the news about the Maryland-based bakery with locations in Bethesda and Rockville. A call to the new location in Georgetown (1737 S Street NW) confirms the news, and manager Laura Souda says they are handing out free white baguettes all day today.
Goat gears up
The team behind Michelin-starred Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan is about halfway through a $1.8 million round of fundraising for a new project. Washington Business Journal reports that the owners recently filed notice for the raise with the Securities Exchange Commission under a limited liability corporation called Sons of Anacreon. That name, WBJ speculates, could be the title for a bar project at 1777 Columbia Road NW that the Washington Post reported on in September. [WBJ; WaPo]