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A Baked Joint Owners Are Opening a Comfort Food Spot Next Door

La Betty is scheduled to debut at 420 K Street NW this winter

A Baked Joint is expanding with the addition of a sister restaurant next door.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

The family behind cult bakeries Baked & Wired and A Baked Joint is expanding its presence in Mt. Vernon Triangle by debuting a new sister restaurant called La Betty.

The new neighborhood eatery (420 K Street NW), situated next to A Baked Joint, will serve “the comforts of a home cooked meal, infused with the energetic ambiance we provide at abakedjoint and baked&wired,” owner Tessa Velazquez tells Eater.

The 65-seat spot will initially serve dinner six nights a week, with lunch and brunch service joining the mix later on. Details on its menu and design are currently being finalized, she adds, and will have more information in the coming weeks. The team is shooting for a winter 2019 opening, she says.

An Eater tipster spotted signage for La Betty this week.
Daniel Borman/official photo

The Velazquez family behind Georgetown’s laid-back cafe Baked & Wired, which has consistently drawn long lines for its espresso drinks and baked goods since opening in 2001, first expanded to the K Street NW block in 2015 with A Baked Joint. That 4,000-square-foot cafe inside the Lyric 440K apartment building added breads, sandwiches, and booze to its offerings.

The K Street NW block has seen lots of caffeinated action as of late. This month, homegrown coffee shop Busboys and Poets relocated its Mt. Vernon Triangle location across the street to 450 K St NW to avoid a rent hike.