Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tonight bars will be full of revelers dressed in green, but some started celebrations early at Baked and Wired enjoying free Guinness flights and decadent vanilla Guinness cupcakes with whiskey ganache and Baileys buttercream center.
Every year, Baked and Wired celebrates Saint Patrick's Day with specialty cupcakes and beer. This year was no exception. "We were a little slow at 7 this morning," said a barrista who opened the shop, "but by 8:30 things really started picking up...it's great, so far women have been way more likely to drink beer than men." While some were hesitant to have beer so early in the day, most happily accepted the free samples. "This is perfect," said a customer as they sipped beer and waited for their espresso, "I can't wait to try those cupcakes."
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Georgetown's own Baked and Wired offers up caffeine and artsy cool.
This was the pinnacle of cool: a by the book definition of cool, a self-conscious kind of cool, a Beatnik poet kind of cool. Pixies’ lyrics were sprawled on the storefront glass of this artsy java house, young, old, and hip inside, swirling red wine ‘round their glasses and looking fashionable, and others dipping their horn-rimmed glasses toward steaming mugs of freshly brewed coffee. The paintings of a local artist, unveiled for the first time, hung on the whitewashed, exposed brick walls. Was this San Francisco? Was this the Arts District, at least? Alas, it was Georgetown’s favorite holdover for sweet teeth and caffeine-feinds alike, Baked and Wired. The artist, Edward “Bear” Miller, was hosting a reception for his newly hung paintings…
Friday, January 14, 2011
It's a long weekend, make the most of it.
Friday evening play it cool at Baked and Wired with a poetry reading beginning at 8 p.m. Grab a cupcake, a latte and enjoy D.C. Poetry's performance of works by CAConrad, Debrah Morkun and Adam Robinson. Getting hitched? Paper Source is hosting a wedding invites workshop Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $40/person. Learn all about enclosures, layering, and stamping and all that jazz. Need to get kids out of the house and have to pick up groceries? Whole Foods has a "two-for" Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. At the Go Greens! workshop at the Healthy Eating Station, you can sample recipes prepared by one of the store's Healthy Eating Specialists. They'll show you how to make getting your greens easier with soups, …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A look at some of the more unique areas of annual autumnal obsession with pumpkins.
It happens each year: the weather cools, leaves change, overcoats and scarves come out from storage. And we go crazy over curcubita pepo, also known as pumpkin. The big, rounded orange gourds become a three month obsession; let's explore this culinary delight and autumnal infatuation. Eat What would Halloween, Thanksgiving, or fall in general for that matter, be without pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcakes and all manner of other pumpkin-related baked goods? Baked and Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW), perhaps my favorite bakery in Georgetown, offers three tasty pumpkin options. A home-style pumpkin pie that tastes a fair bit better than what my grandmother makes (but don't you dare tell her I said that); a …