For a certain type of Washingtonian, particularly young, urban professional transplants in Northwest, tenure in the city will inevitably intersect with Tryst. Maybe you once posted an "I Saw You At Tryst" message on the cafe's missed-connections site, or perhaps you wrote half of your thesis in one of its armchairs. The neighborhood coffee shop/cafe/laptop hangout is an Adams Morgan institution, and its status has been cemented as it turns 15 this month.

To celebrate, Tryst will be offering throwback specials and deals for 15 days, beginning Sept. 15. Coffee will revert back to its 1998 price of $1.50, and a few long-lost menu items, including the Swedish Fish Tryst served in a martini glass when it opened, will reappear on the menu. The specials will last through Sept. 30.

To jog your memory, this is what 1999 looked like at Tryst: