It took just a couple of years at its perch on H Street NW for Chinatown Coffee to become a haven for downtown suits who line up for a better variety of wake-me-up. The coffee is Chicago's Intelligentsia, and it's best experienced here in the small, potent cortado (an espresso cut with just a splash of warm milk, just enough not to distract from the syrupy coffee flavor). If you go for a French press or hand-pour instead, you can choose the origin and flavor profile of the bean from a handful of options. Not long after opening, the shop, a bright, exposed-brick storefront lined with diminutive tables, became a place to satisfy more than just one vice: An expanded menu features beer, wine and, curiously, absinthe. A weekly Thursday happy hour slashes the price of popular brews such as DC Brau to just $3 -- a steal. -- Lavanya Ramanathan, Sept. 23, 2011
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