Slice of life
Acme Pie Co., the bakery that sells its sweets at markets and restaurants in D.C. and Virginia, plans to open its first storefront next month in Arlington. ARLNow reports that pastry chef Sol Schott has signed a five-year lease to take over the former Twisted Vines Bar and Bottleshop at 2803 Columbia Pike. Acme already used the Twisted Vines kitchen as the base for a wholesale operation that sells pie at Stachowksi’s Market in Georgetown and Duke’s Grocery in Dupont, among other places. Schott, a former pastry chef for Tryst Trading Company (Tryst, Open City, the Diner), tells ARLNow he’s hoping to sell coffee, sodas, and ice cream along with a selection of pies such as sour cherry with streusel topping and blackberry with a hint of lime. [ARLNow]
It is now official, Acme Pie is opening it’s first retail pie shop!— Acme Pie Co (@acmepie) March 7, 2019
Around April 1st at 2803 Columbia Pike!
No more butcher burgers
This is the last week of business for EatBar, the burger and cocktail bar in Southeast from Red Apron Butcher chef Nathan Anda. The Neighborhood Restaurant Group shop on Barracks Row announced last week it will shutter after last call on Friday, March 15. The original EatBar, located in Arlington, closed in 2014. Neighborhood Restaurant Group has more plans for the neighborhood, though, with a new eating and drinking complex expected to open in Capitol Hill by the end of the year. [Barred in DC]
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It is with great sadness that we share this news: EatBar’s last day of service will be Friday, March 15th. EatBar holds a special place in our hearts (so nice we did it twice!) as it does for so many of you. We hope you will visit us over the next week to say goodbye It has been a pleasure to serve in the #CapitolHillNeighborhood, and we will miss our dear friends @chikofrc @rosesluxury @hanksoysterbar ++. Fear not, we have more in store for @redapronbutcher & Capitol Hill. You’ll be seeing our friendly faces at our other NRG spots in the interim so pls say hi!
A new ramen shop specializing in a chicken-based style of broth from Hokkaido has opened in Vienna. Northern Virginia Magazine reports that Shinsekai Ramen (234 Maple Avenue E) is serving a limited menu that includes slightly sweet and crunchy karaage. [NVM]
Shades of Fyre
Earlier this month, the 1230 Afrofusion lounge on Ninth Street NW held a Blagden Alley African Food Tasting that turned into a complete disaster. Washington City Paper reports that $35 tickets to the event didn’t buy much, and upset customers bombarded the Facebook page for the tasting with memes related to the scam of all scams, the now-infamous Fyre Festival. 1230 owner Obet Attakpah and manager Emmanuel Stone told WCP that Ishmael Osekre, a man behind failed festivals that sparked similar outcry in New York, planned the event. Osekre denied he was involved, and 1230 management took responsibility for the blunder. [WCP]