Now Open: Kraze Burger on Barracks Row and Curbside Cupcake Café at 15th and C, SE
by Larry Janezich
Kraze Burger at 415 8th Street, SE, opened today at 11:00am. Nearby neighbors are anxious that the restaurant, opening on a Barracks Row block which has had a plague of rodent and trash issues, will live up to its commitment to become part of the solution and not part of the problem.
The South Korean based chain has an empire of more than 100 outlets and opened their first American restaurant in Bethesda in late 2011. The menu from that outlet lists 14 burger choices which can be cooked to order, including the Hawaiian Burger with cream cheese sauce, grilled pineapple, and greens; the Vege & Bean Burger with grilled tofu patties, Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce and garlic butter; and classic beef and classic veggie patty burgers. The menu also offers salads, other sandwiches, fries, chili, onion rings, grilled asparagus and frozen yogurt. Patrons can build their own sandwiches, choosing their bread, protein and toppings. See the Bethesda outlet’s menu here: http://washingtondc.menupages.com/restaurants/kraze-burger/menu
Curbside Cupcakes Café Is Open at 15th and C, SE
The newly opened Curbside Cupcake Café in former creperie at 257 15th Street, SE, currently offers coffee, tea, pastries, and cupcakes from 7:00am until 10:00am, Tuesday through Friday.
Proprietors Sam and Kristi Whitfield say they will expand into lunch and weekends ASAP, but want to roll out each phase slowly to make sure customers have an optimum experience. You can visit their website here: http://www.curbsidecupcakes.com/