The dining staples you'd expect to find on the street or in diners are becoming more and more upscale in the District of Columbia. What does that signal about the city to its longtime residents?
Starbucks will soon begin serving alcohol and small plates in the evenings at some stores in our area. It’s a simple idea: coffee during the day, wine and beer at night, aimed at those looking for a place to gather with a book club or linger with their laptop and a glass of wine. But it can be a challenge for smaller, independent cafes to bridge the day to evening crowd by shifting from barista to bartender after 5 p.m. We explore the coffee-to-wine concept in our region.
- Jessica Sidman Food Editor, Young & Hungry Columnist, Washington City Paper
- Kari Mitchell Librarian, Adult Information Services, DC Public Library’s Martin Luther King Junior Main Library
- Lizzy Peabody Manager, Colony Club D.C.
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