If you haven’t been in to the Bistro in a while, now is the perfect time to come in and try our all new dinner menu! Chef Ray has taken the reins and put his own spin on our own special brand of contemporary American comfort food.
New small plates include pumpkin ravioli, sausage and apples, black angus sliders, Eastern Market cheese board and fried mac’n’cheese!
New big plates include the black angus bistro burger with sweet potato fries, Autumn pork chops, Southwest fish tacos, Thai red curry mussels, baby back ribs or our unique vegan pan seared Old Bay tofu dish!
Jacksons’s Customer of the Week is a weekly blog post featuring Jackson’s customers. Here you will find what each customer enjoys most about Jacksons Coffee, their favorite dishes and drinks, and a haiku.
If you enjoy laughing then spend the afternoon with Annie H! She is bubbly and bright as she is smart and passionate. Certainly anyone could draw a parallel from a child’s laughter to Annie’s joy but her joy seems to originate from the inside and never is it a mime. Annie is a regular at our Cafe hours and our Bistro hours. From time to time she will hold events on our back patio, where she shares what she calls, “the perfect time.”
Annie joined me for a Sunday afternoon where I grilled her about her love of Jacksons Coffee over warm drinks while it snowed outside:
Do you remember your first time at Jackson? No but it was coming in for coffee. I definitely wandered in here when you guys opened a couple months after I moved here. I thought, “Oh! There’s a local place! I’m gonna go to my local place.” And then I never left.
Do you live in the area? YES!
You don’t work in the area but you used to do your work in Jackson… I DID! Yes I had taken a month off of work and was camped out here a lot. When the internet went off I would go home and then come back for a glass of wine.
You’ve hosted events at Jackson, why do you choose Jacksons Coffee? So the first time I was trying to think of a place that I liked, that was close to home, and that had really affordable things for all my friends. So at the last minute I didn’t think I’d celebrate my birthday and a close friend ended up throwing me a birthday party and said, “You choose exactly where you want to go.”
So we came here. It was extraordinary. Joseph was the king of making everyone feel so comfortable. We only had the little area in the front. My friend was a party planner she brought haikubes and everyone was invited to write a haiku about me. Even Joseph and the rest of the staff did it! Everyone had a great time and they were so kind.
Everyone had so much fun I decided to do it here again. This time we took up the back patio and it was lovely!
Tell me about the most interesting place you have gone after getting your morning Jacksons Coffee? The Pride Parade! I came in for my coffee and then headed out. I am part of the gay/lesbian rowing crew and I’m the token straight girl. It’s fantastic. They built a huge rowing boat for the parade. They rowed down the street and there were even people in leather. They looked hot!
HAHAHA! That’s excellent! Tell us more about you, what is your job? I work for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI for short. Our function is to help people make informed healthcare decisions through research we fund. The cool thing about our organization is that our research is vetted and guided by patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community; not only traditional researchers. We are here to make research relevant and usable for everyone, including patients. I am the social media lead. I’ve been in the social media world for 10 years and at PCORI for one.
What are your hobbies? I am coming back from a 15 year hiatus and getting back into crew. I also enjoy adorable squees. I am the co-creator ofhttp://squeedaily.tumblr.com/
If your Jacksons coffee were a movie what movie would it be? If my Jackson’s experience were a movie I would say The Red Violin, because it is so diverse. As for my drink, probably It’s a Wonderful Life.
How fitting! Do you have a favorite food? It used to be the Spinach Linguini but on the new menu probably, THE SLIDERS!
Favorite Drink? Caramel Latte or the Caramel Al Pacino, if it’s hot outside.
Favorite Spot? The leather chairs upfront!
Favorite Special? HAPPY HOUR! If I am inviting friends to come hang out with me at Jackson I tell them to get to Jackson at 5:30p so we can enjoy happy hour the whole time. Of course tater tots will happen at some point.
Favorite day to stop by? Friday!
Write a Haiku about Jackson:
home away from home and
a place to bring my friends sweet
generous staff too
Jacksons Coffee is partnering with the DC Public Library to host a few exciting speed dating book club events. If you are curious to meet other literary-minded singles in D.C., you should stop by and see if sparks fly!
The topic of discussion (drum-roll, please) will be short stories from B.J. Novak’s One More Thing: Stories and More Stories. Here’s a link to the catalog page on the DC Public Library website (hint: you should pick up a copy before the event!)
There will be three sessions:
- Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. for men and women who date each other.
- Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. for women who date women.
- Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. for men who date men.
Hope to see you there!
There are few things the folks at Jacksons love more than great coffee, food, wine and beer…but one of them is definitely dogs!
Jacksons N’ Paws Sunday Funday – Benefiting Homeward Trails
When: Every Sunday 5pm – 9pm on the front and back patio
10% of the evenings sales go directly to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue (HT). HT rescues an average of 1,600 homeless dogs and cats annually and provides them with medical and behavioral care, foster and adoptive homes. Check them out at: www.homewardtrails.org.
Bring your favorite furry friend and relax on one of our patios while enjoying a selection of $5 glasses of Wine, $4 Beers and discounted small plates!
Want to be sure you and your best friend are guaranteed a place to pause for a good cause?
Make a reservation and mention Jacksons N’ Paws so we know to have a water bowl waiting on the back patio!
Ever bite into a piece of warm bread and feel at home? Ever find your brain thanking you for the carbohydrates that will fuel these last few days of work before the long weekend?
This lunch special will fuel your brain and warm your stomach. Not only will you be biting into some warm chewy flatbread but you will find the enjoyment of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. If that does not get your mouth watering the combination of basil, fresh pepper, and house made rosemary infused olive oil will make your mouth happy.
On the side you will find a small mesclun salad topped with balsamic vinaigrette to finish off the boldness of this special. Grab one of Jackson’s fresh made iced teas like the Honey Pear Iced Tea to round out a lovely lunch hour.
Reserve for dinner and include “dessert me” in the notes/request and you’ll receive one free complimentary dessert per reservation on us. You can choose from any of our mouth watering daily desserts! Hurry, hurry! (Not valid with other offers or promotions…but read below to get excited…)
“Everything about our experience was perfect.” Joe L, 5 Star Yelp Review
“The food, wine and service were heavenly!” Diana T, 5 Star Yelp Review
“…one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. There aren’t enough good things to say about this place.” Amy B, 5 Star Yelp Review
“Great meal – we enjoyed a fantastic meal – a Phil the sommelier was fantastic in paring wines with meals.” John S, 5 Star Yelp Review
“Yum yum yum! We went here for dinner and couldn’t get enough.” Tara W, 5 Star Yelp Review