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Thursday, June 29, 2006
Government Cheese


Big news in the mousehouse: the eagerly anticipated Washington D.C. Cowgirl Creamery branch flung wide their smelly doors to the politico-public on June 12th.

The press from the Washington Post has been fairly constant and complimentary -- perhaps to make up for the fact that they were scooped by the New York Times last year? -- with such choice tidbits as: "Cowgirl Creamery looks like something airlifted from San Francisco, all buffed wood floors, clean white walls and fresh-faced staff eager to help you select from among dozens of mostly domestic cheeses" from Post food critic, Tom Seitsema. Additionally, Erin Hartigan in the Post's "Going Out Gurus" blog raved, "[w]ith all of the delectable goodness in one spot, the Cowgirls should have locals leaping onto the Creamery bandwagon in no time."

Of course, such praise is old hat to us blasé San Franciscans, but it's nice that the word of our eventual world dominance is spreading. Of course the dispiriting thing about the new store is that it will no longer be impressive when I fly eight hours with a bag full of cold-packed Coolea, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, or Panache d'Aramitz to present to my mother-in-law in Northern Virginia.

I'm currently praying to Cheesus that the Cowgirls will start to make cheeses just like Mt. Tam, Red Hawk, St. Pat, and SF Drake, but use local milk from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. That way, they can give them names like Government Cheese, Filibuster Fromage, Hanging Chad Cheddar (yeah, I'm still not over it, so?!), or, dare we hope, Barat Obama? I'd so vote for that cheese.

How did this post suddenly become all political? Must be the District influence. Anyway, Cowgirl! D.C.! Yay!

Cowgirl Creamery
919 F Street NW, between 9th and 10th Streets
Washington, D.C.

202.393.6880

Tuesay-Friday 10 am-8 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
 
 

5 Comments:

Anonymous Catherine said...

Even though I already knew about the opening, your post was a grand plaisir to read.

6/29/2006 5:29 PM

 
Blogger Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic said...

Aw, thanks! I know, I *was* a bit slow on this getting this post up because they've been open nearly two weeks now. Oh, well, better late and all that jazz.

6/29/2006 6:44 PM

 
Blogger Marc said...

Instead of Red Hawk, the Cowgirls might need to make War Hawk (lots of those in DC these days), or perhaps Deficit Hawk (do any still serve in Congress?). Mt. Tam could be replaced with Mt. Vernon.

6/29/2006 11:27 PM

 
Anonymous meghan said...

Did you come up w/ "praying to Cheesus"? That's awesome!!!! Thanks for spreading the good word... --mk

6/30/2006 3:05 PM

 
Blogger cucina testa rossa said...

Vive la fromage! :-) Felicitations de France!

7/01/2006 5:16 AM

 

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