'Washington DC' on Serious Eats

A Look at CreamCycle, Now Delivering Ice Cream Sandwiches by Tricycle in Washington DC

Since the beginning of May, chef Carlos Delgado and CreamCycle have been peddling (and pedaling) ice cream sandwiches all over DC. The current executive chef of Boveda and his partners have crafted five custom, freezer equipped tricycles (as well as a number of static kiosks in shops like Smucker Farms) to patrol the District with Delgado's particular brand of locally sourced, gourmet ice cream sandwiches. More

First Look: Dessert and Cocktail Pairing Menu at Firefly, Washington DC

For some inexplicable reason, cocktails and desserts pairings are not already a ubiquitous after dinner offering. Here to fix that are mixologist Jon Harris and chef de cuisine Todd Wiss at the Dupont Circle mainstay, Firefly. Launching one of the first dessert menus of its kind, each dessert is is paired with specially made cocktail to create a seamless flavor profile. More

Behind the Scenes: Making Opera Cake With Tiffany MacIsaac, Washington DC

Tiffany MacIsaac, a two time James Beard semi-finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef, has her hand in pastries all over D.C. Despite the breadth of her repertoire, Birch & Barley is home base for MacIsaac. There, MacIsaac has the freedom to experiment with innovative desserts and more artful presentation than at her other restaurants, including this Opera Terrine, which we got to see in the making. More

Snapshots From Brightest Young Thing's Donut Fest, Washington D.C

This past Saturday, Brightest Young Things held their first annual DC Donut Fest. Held at Penn Social, the sold out event featured all you can eat doughnuts (while they lasted) from all the major doughnut purveyors in the area including Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, GBD and Poste. Take a look at the doughnut feeding frenzy and some of BYT's characteristic oddities (like a solitary, vaguely androgynous dancer on stage clutching a giant inflatable doughnut). More

7 Places We Love To Get Ice Cream in Washington, D.C.

To say that Washington, DC's dessert scene has been subject to the encroaching influences of alternative dessert fads, like froyo or cupcakes, is an understatement. That said, ice cream will never be dethroned as the reigning summer treat of choice and DC has no shortage of spots to grab a scoop, sandwich, or sundae. Ranging from small neighborhood shops to upscale parlors, check out the slideshow to see our favorite places to get your ice cream fix in the District. More

First Look: Brioche Con Gelato at Pitango Gelato, Washington, D.C.

Pitango's brioche con gelato, an Italian lunch and dessert staple, is served on an oblong brioche roll and can be paired with any of their 20+ flavors of gelato and sorbet. The traditional is nocciola (hazelnut), but their pistachio and spicy chocolate are crowd favorites. The brioche is baked fresh daily and is lightly sweet and buttery. The gelato is perfectly smooth. The staff churns and stretches the gelato frequently to achieve the uniformly creamy and rich consistency that is the hallmark of great gelato. More

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