Hampden Hawker: Random Food (& Drink!) News Round-Up

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Random Food (& Drink!) News Round-Up

Argh! Hawker is behind on updating. Blame it on an out-of-town job over the weekend.

So, let's talk food as a way of apology, shall we?

1. Soup's On has wireless.

2. New System Bakery is now open on Sunday's from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Their doughnuts are still made with crack, and they still serve breakfast sandwiches all day long.

3. The Wine Source now carries Dangerously Delicious Pies--both sweet and savory! Only problem is that the case designed to hold them (and to keep the pies cold) is having all kinds of issues, so: no pies today. However, help is on the way, and I was assured that the plan is to fix the case ASAP and to have pies everyday. Oh, and you can try FREE pie and meet DDP's founder and owner Rodney "The Pie Man" Henry at The Wine Source's winter beer tasting this weekend: Friday January 25, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday January 26, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

4. El Rancho Grande (Hampden's newest coffee shop located on Falls Road right at 36th Street) is apparently open! It seems to be open 2-9 p.m. on Sundays and 2 or 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Hawker promises a visit and report soon!

5. Ground Control (Hampden's 2nd newest coffee shop located in the Rotunda) is open, and they're hiring. There's wireless and pastries from local bakeries. They're open Monday through Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Check out Ground Control before a matinee at the Rotunda!

6. Even with all of Hampden's ever-expanding beverage options, some people still can't get a decent chai. Someone, help her!

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At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:35 PM, Blogger Miss Ruby Ruin said...

They're so delicious! Once you have a New System doughnut, you want more! And you can't go back to ordinary doughnut chains either.

At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that's what you meant. I feel the same! There is no OTHER doughnut. YUMMY!!!

At 10:14 AM, Blogger lala_lisa said...

I for one LOVE Common Ground chai. Maybe I'm a chai heathen though.

At 11:12 AM, Blogger Miss Ruby Ruin said...

Hey, Hawker has no official opinion about Hampden chai, FYI. Just offering a report from the front, but maybe a chai-off is in order to get this shit settled.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger shutupproust said...

You know who you could ask to do that? BMag! They have--or, uh, at least they had, and so far as I know still do--a column in the back called "Taste Test" that ranked 4-5 versions of the same item. I bet if you contacted the current food editor, she'd be willing to stage a chai-off.


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