It's about to get easier to get your Crack Pie fix.
James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi is opening two new locations of Milk Bar in Washington, including a Logan Circle outpost that will be the cheery bakery's largest shop to date. Projected to open at the end of the year and housed in a former auto-mechanic shop, the 2,382 square feet space on 15th Street will feature a courtyard for sit-down dining and a classroom — the bakery’s second in the nation.
Instructors from Milk Bar’s culinary team will host weekly classes on how to make the bakery’s most popular items, including naked cakes, cake truffles and Crack Pie, the tongue-in-cheek dessert named for its addictive qualities. The classes will accommodate up to 25 guests.
A smaller shop is slated to open in the Wharf, the new development in Southwest D.C., in December.
At both shops, you’ll find Tosi’s signature sweets for purchase, as well as Milk Bar Buzz, the brand’s new line of coffee.
The debuts join the area's first location in CityCenter. When the new shops open, D.C. will be home to the second-highest number of Milk Bars, behind only New York, where there are nine. Perhaps Tosi's staking a claim in D.C.'s sweets scene because she's a native to the area — or, more likely, the CityCenter shop has been such a success that it's made the city a natural place to expand her empire.
Logan Circle, 1525 15th St. NW. The Wharf, 49 District Sq. SW.