11.23.2009

New Sweet Spots

Chocolates from Artisan Confections.

Hold onto your sweet tooth, folks. The DC area has a host of new spots to get your sugar fix.

First up, one of my favorite chocolatiers, Artisan Confections, has moved into a handsome new spot (below) in the Zoso Flats building at 1025 N. Fillmore St. in Arlington.

The chocolate shop's neighbors will include the forthcoming Screwtop Wine Bar and, another spot to hit for a sugar rush, Bakeshop DC, serving cupcakes, cookies and other desserts.

Speaking of cupcakes, Georgetown Cupcake on Bethesda Row (4834 Bethesda Ave.) held its grand opening Sunday. Young & Hungry's Tim Carman ran into the massive line waiting for free cupcakes and snapped some photos. Meanwhile, the original location is moving from its pint-sized digs on Potomac Street to 3301 M St. NW next month.

Suffering from cupcake ennui? Perhaps pie is more your speed? If so, you'll want to keep an eye out for the upcoming opening of Baltimore transplant Dangerously Delicious Pies at 1339 H St. NE. That's owner Rodney Henry at right, who opened the original pie shop 10 years ago in Baltimore.

Daily Candy has the deets on securing one of their pies (pre-opening) for Thanksgiving.

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