Being in a long distance relationship means I make once-a-month (or so) trips to DC to visit the lover. I live in Buffalo, but I figure I'll end up in The Capital sooner or later, so I've been making it a mission to seek out all the awesome and quirky places to hang and eat. I'll write about them here... nothing touristy, just local fare, hipster approved.
2029 P St. NW, Washington, D.C -. a block west from Dupont Circle
All natural frozen yogurt, DC's answer to the West Coast Pinkberry phenomenon.
For the first day of Spring, its was the freshest thing I've had all year.
Today's trip into DC started out with a list of places to go, but we ended up everywhere but. I was instantly pulled over to Tangy Sweet by its inviting design. Nestled into a rowhouse on P Street with a steel awning and a bright logo, Tangy Sweet was just the taste I was looking for.
I have to say, the place just looks hipster elite. If I don't tell you the store will as soon as you walk in: the whole space was designed by KUBE Architecture, a local design group in DC. Concrete floors, sustainable LED lighting, and color changing light tables make up the layout of this tart "yogurt lounge;" similar to Pinkberry I suppose, though I've never been to one.
The there are few choices on the menu; Tangy Sweet does one thing: frozen yogurt. Get a cup or a smoothie, the fro yo comes in classic, pomegranate, and green tea flavors.
John and I both picked up a small cup, classic for me, and green tea for him. I added kiwi, strawberry, and mango toppings, but John went for this crazy Asian rice marshmallow thing called mochi. John loved it so much, we wiki'd it as soon as we got home.
As the name states, the yogurt has a tangy sweet taste, and pairs perfectly with the fresh fruit toppings. John thought the green tea flavor was distinct and refreshing. $5 dollars a piece for a "well dressed" (3 toppings) 5oz. cup of fro yo hit the spot with out a significant hit to the wallet. For someone who'll spend that much for a latte, I see this as quick cool treat for the warm spring days we'll be having soon.