Wednesday, June 11, 2008

First Look: TangySweet

It's just what the doctor ordered on a day like today; cool, refreshing, surprisingly light, TangySweet was everything I expected, and everything I could have wanted when I tried it for the first time today.

The new Dupont area yogurt joint is inspired by the same trend as bigger names like Pinkberry and Red Mango, and while I've never had a chance to try either one of them (neither of them have outlets here in DC for some strange reason), I can safely say that TangySweet will surely satisfy until that day comes (and long after that).

The space itself has come under some criticsm for being "too dark". Well, it is underground, and actually, on a sunny day like today, I felt the light level was appropriate. If anything, my only criticism with the space is the lack of seating. There's really only three or four tables, and three or four tablesque spaces for people to stand. While there's more outside, and a lot of people get their yogurt to go, I wish there would have been more seating inside.

But the yogurt, yes, the yogurt was the real star of the show. I got a medium "well dressed", which comes with three toppings. I opted for some blueberries, strawberries, and the cereal of my youth, Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

I'm very pleased to say that the toppings were great. The berries were all very fresh (it probably helps that so much is in season right now), and even the CTC was just as wonderful as I remembered it.

I don't know if this was an outlier case, but I did have a pretty substantial air pocket in my yogurt, which left me with a little less than I actually ordered, but in all, one person really only needs a small - I easily could have split my medium with someone else.

TangySweet has a lot going for it. Location (it's on the same block as Oblisk and Pizzeria Paradiso) and quality of product should keep TangySweet open for a long time - and a good thing too, I still have a few dozen topping combinations to try.


Anonymous said...

Tangy Sweet is on the gay pride parade route (that's how I heard of it because it's the only thing high lighted, so I'm guessing they are sponsors or something of that sort). Looks good, so I may check them out after reading your entry.

Anthony said...

Yep CS, they are on the route and one of the sponsors. It's always good to see a good restaurant working for a good cause!

Anonymous said...

I'm just going to come out and say it: I didn't like it! It was way too tangy for me, and my kiwis were frozen.