Foodie Newz: Pastries, Pizza, Pasta and More!

Relax over coffee and a muffin at the Cameron Café

By Debbie Critchley

Shhhhhsh. Don’t tell anyone. I have found a bakery! A Real Bakery with a capital R and a capital B. This bakery offers Danishes! It offers butter cookies! It offers real eclairs! Napoleons, opera cakes, oatmeal cookies, oh my! Tiffany’s Bakery is at 6385 Seven Corners Center. They have a second location at 7022 Columbia Pike in Annandale. The Danish are flaky with lovely layered buttery pastry and varieties like cheese and cherry. Is it wrong to be rapturous about cookies? The black and white is made with rich shortbread. The butter cookies can be purchased with sprinkles or with thumbprints of apricot, raspberry, and cherry. Check it out!!! But, please leave a Danish or two for me.

Sampler of some of the delicious cookies available at Tiffany’s Bakery

Congratulations are in order! After several years of wondering and waiting, Yates Pizza Palace (formerly Generous George’s Positive Pizza and Pasta) at 3000 Duke St. has had its SUP approved for a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, live entertainment, and a valet parking service. They will be serving pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. It is large – 448 seats with 61 seats outside on a rooftop terrace and 387 indoor seats on the basement/lower level and the ground floor and in a second-level indoor area next to the outdoor terrace. Alcohol will be available. Entertainment plans included indoor live entertainment, games, and large-screen TV. You will be able to get carryout and delivered meals too.

Watch for the Yates sign to go from opening soon to now open.

West End, here’s some more good foody news for you. The former owner and favorite of the Caboose in Del Ray, Rhoda Worku, can be found at the Cameron Café, 4911 Ben Brenman Park Dr. Rhoda and family are planning to expand their menu offerings to include pastries, breakfast items, sandwiches, and salads. They are planning to obtain a liquor license so they can provide beer and wine to their customers. The Landmark Office Building is going to get a coffee and pastry shop. Located at 205 S. Whiting St., the yet unnamed shop will be open from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily. The menu will feature espresso-based coffees and teas, pastries, and sandwiches.

The Executive Diner serves up hearty breakfasts!

The Executive Diner located at Round House Square, 1400A Duke St. is adding 27 indoor seats for a total of 141 seats at their current location including eight outdoor seats. They have also asked the City to allow them to open at 5 am. Hank’s Pasta Bar, 600 Montgomery St., is also planning to increase their number of seats to 96 indoor seats, 98 seats in a second floor special events space, and outdoor seats for 32 at ground level and 86 rooftop seats. The rooftop area will include glass roofs and retractable awnings. Old Town Trattoria, 305 S. Washington, is planning to begin opening at 8:00 am to serve breakfast, coffees, and teas. They also plan to add more outdoor seating to accommodate the demand.

Grab a beer on the rooftop bar at Dudley’s

Dudley’s Sport and Ale, 2766 S. Arlington Mill Dr., is open as of March 15. This long-awaited opening after some 3 ½ years comes just in time for March Madness. Dudley’s features the first rooftop bar in Shirlington. The bar, at 2,900 square feet, is one of the largest in the area. According to social media pages, patrons will enjoy pizza, chicken wings and salads.

Construction is moving forward on the new Silver Diner and Harris Teeter location

We’ve all been waiting to see what’s coming to the new construction at King St. and Beauregard. Harris-Teeter will be anchoring the shops with a Silver Diner at 4610 King St. There will be 278 residential units in the building. The restaurant will seat 300 with 236 seats inside and 64 outside. There will be a full service, bar, carry-out and delivery. And as in other Silver Diners, there will be plenty of large screen TVs. Chef Ype Von Hengst’s menu features healthy choices not usually found in a typical diner with locally source products, low-fat and vegetarian options, and meats that are free of antibiotics and hormones. Like other Silver Diners, there will be deals on senior meals, “blue plate” specials, and weekend brunch items.

Foggy Mountain saffron pasta

Have you been to the Del Ray or Four Mile Run Markets lately? You’ll find Foggy Mountain Pasta selling fresh, homemade products. Foggy Mountain Pasta is dedicated to make the best pasta using only local or organic ingredients. The flavor comes from a variety of flours are organic, pesticide and germicide free, GMO free, heritage grain, and stone cold milled in Asheville by Carolina Ground, a woman owned mill dedicated to improving NC grown wheat from the ground up. Using this high quality, well flavored flour allows for a rich and delicious pasta made without eggs – perfect for vegans. They also offer a gluten-free pasta made with flours from Pamela’s, a recognized leader in providing good and clean gluten free or other specialty flours. The pasta is the result of years of training and experience of Gabriel, the owner who traveled to Paris to study Savory and Pastry cooking at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, earning the prestigious Le Grand Diplome. He returned to Northern Italy to study at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners and worked in multiple Michelin starred restaurants. “Foggy Mountain Pasta is an expression of our greatest hope for food: to bring happiness to a home by the sharing of food that is comforting to the mind, soul, and heart to all while also fostering a local community that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.”

Until next time, eat well and enjoy!

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