M Street Says Goodbye to Froyo (Again)

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Today 4E discovered the greatest tragedy on M Street since the closure of RhinoSweetgreen has stopped serving frozen yogurt. This feels like a personal attack, as Sweetgreen was founded by three Georgetown graduates.

When the local Pinkberry closed its doors last spring, packs of basic white girls flocked to the corner of M and Bank to get their fix of this “healthy” ice cream alternative. However, now Sweetgreen has decided to cease production of their only dessert option, sticking to the standards: salad, grain bowls, soups and beverages.

After spending $11 on a salad with lite dressing and saying no to bread, a small cup of froyo was the perfect indulgence. What’s the point of salad if not to justify dessert?

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Although frozen yogurt does have fewer calories than ice cream, walking a few extra blocks to T Sweets or Ben and Jerry’s will help even out your consumption. (Okay, it probably won’t, but you can convince yourself otherwise.)

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Thankfully Pinkberry has reopened, but without Sweetgreen froyo, nothing is the same.

Good luck finding alternative summer snacks, and RIP to the Sweetgreen froyo business.

Photos: myfitnesspal.com; fannetasticfood.com; elitedaily.com

Goodbye Pinkberry

Bye Pinkberry

Bad news, froyo lovers – just in time for the imminent return of Hoyas back from winter break, our local Pinkberry at 3288 M St. has filed for bankruptcy and is now closed.

We here at 4E recognize what a significant bummer this is for many of you. Pinkberry was a place for first dates, friend dates and “Wow, I could really use some frozen yogurt” me-time.

Well, don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways you can get some delicious treats in the Georgetown area. Bring a friend and go for some brunch, winter-style. Take that crush of yours to Leo’s and spice it up with Nutella waffles soundtracked by “Rack City” or Jackson 5, depending on the day. And instead of making the trek to Pinkberry (which, let’s face it, is not very practical in the wintertime anyway), stay in the comforts of your own room and eat all the Ben & Jerry’s you have.

And to Pinkberry: rest easy, old friend – Sweetgreen frozen yogurt just isn’t the same.

Thanks to Georgetown Metropolitan for the info.

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Free Stuff.

N__804058859Useless fact of today – it’s National Frozen Yogurt Day.

It’s amazing to me that someone out there cared enough to make (create? file for? establish?) a national day in honor of frozen yogurt. Today, though, be thankful that that girl/guy (girl…) did care though because Saxby’s is giving out free small frozen yogurts in honor of the pointless celebration. So, stop on by!

I’m also totally not lying. I just heard a woman order a small frozen yogurt and then pretend to be surprised that it was National Frozen Yogurt Day. You knew, random woman, you knew.

Also, if you were ever interested, this is the best lead I’ve found in how you declare a national holiday, like Christmas, Homecoming or Georgetown Day.

Enjoy your free stuff Hoyas!

Photo: Place Pics

Hot Spots to Cool Off: Mr. Yogato

If you can’t already tell by this steamy morning, it’s going to be HOT today. (The Weather Channel is predicting 98.) So, today 4E is inaugurating a new series for the summer: everyday forecast to be 95 and above and we show you a great spot to cool off.

This is going to be the first day over 95 of the summer, so we figured we’d showcase our favorite fro-yo place outside of Georgetown (and it even rivals our local establishments.) And with what we though would be the best place to cool off on this steamiest of Washington days.

Mr. Yogato isn’t so much a fro-yo shop as it is an entertainment experience. You walk in, look at the giant white board on the wall, try your hand at the trivia of the day, the challenge of the day and the voice of the day to see if you can get any discounts. When 4E checked it out, you could order like Butters from South Park, answer a wordplay trivia question or pick 6 countries with a “P” in them what didn’t start with “P” — and for some reason neither Cape Verde nor Sao Tome and Principe counted.

Even though their criteria for what is and isn’t a country needs to be revised significantly, after your trivia or funny voice, you get your hand at four different flavors available each day (though they’ve concocted 25, including pink guava and pear cinnamon) served with your choice of 40 toppings. Regardless of the infinite choices available to you, the fro-yo is excellent — the perfect mixture of tangy, sweet and creamy. After the lengthy ordering process, hang around and play Tetris while watching other customers undergo the torturous process of thinking of 6 countries with a “P” in them that aren’t Sao Tome and Principe or Cape Verde.

Despite the fact that 4E was jipped out of a 5 percent discount, this is the ideal place to avoid the sweat and cool off. Yogato is cool (fro-yo), out of the sun (it’s below street level), fun (we could have ordered our fro-yo like Butters from South Park) and has a hip clientele (it’s on 17th Street!)

Mr. Yogato
1515 17th St. NW
Washington, DC
Accessible via GUTS, Metrobus G2 (the closest bus stop to Yogato from Georgetown), Metro Red Line or Capital Bikeshare (our favorite)

Photo credit: Michelle Cassidy/The Hoya

Your Guide to Georgetown FroYo

Photo via flickr user Carly & Art

by Gillian Evans

Not all froyo is created equal. Georgetown’s frozen dairy options are, in fact, incredibly unequal. When you have a hankering for something cold and sweet (that you can still sort of pretend is healthy), you have to know your way around Georgetown froyo. So we’ve assembled a cheat sheet to help you through the winter months, when clearly all you want is some nice cold frozen yogurt.

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