Greetings from the land of thirty-page papers! While I am really sick of writing essays, this marks my last set of exams here at Georgetown, and even writing papers is tinged with a bit of sadness.
I haven’t had much time to cook real food this week, so I thought that I would instead take a moment to highlight some of the places in Georgetown that I love. Today’s post is dedicated to my favorite coffee shop in Georgetown: Baked and Wired.
Now, there has been a lot of talk about Georgetown Cupcake, but, in my opinion, Baked and Wired is far superior. It is the original cupcake shop in the area. The baked goods are twice the size of those found over at GC, and, with a much more delicate crumb and far more inventive flavors, B&W is a great place to come get a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. I’ve essentially been living here for the past two days, writing the first of my giant papers while listening to the store’s indie playlist and munching on some hippie crack (this is not real crack – it’s granola. I swear).
My favorite thing at Baked and Wired, however, is their chai. The number of times that I have been tempted to ask how they make this otherworldly drink…but, I always resist. Pair this with my favorite cupcake on the planet – the ever popular strawberry – and you’ve got an afternoon (or study session) made in heaven (or slightly more bearable hell). It’s my incentive to walk over to Thomas Jefferson Street and enjoy the atmosphere and baked goods (and then walk back in a fruitless attempt to burn off the calories I have ingested). I even tried their quiche this week, and I dare say that my quiche will never compare. Either studying has increased my appreciation for anything that comes across my palette or Baked and Wired can do no wrong.
So, next time you are in D.C., be sure to head over to Baked and Wired and snag yourself some chai and a cupcake. You will definitely be glad that you did.
Peace. Love. Cupcakes. Until next time.