A Baked Joint
Boy Blue Ice Cream Sammie with Oatmeal Cookies and Blueberry Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Oatmeal Cream Pie
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Gluten Free Caramel Brownie
Apple Crumb Pie
Owned by the folks behind Georgetown’s highly regarded Baked & Wired “A Baked Joint” opened in Summer 2015 and as a result of bringing the brand closer to the masses success was almost immediate, the sizable space on K St Northwest popular amongst both locals and those in town for conventions visited on a Thursday morning just past 8:00am.
Easily tripling the floorplan of its older sister and thus opting to expand offerings likewise, several savories and Loaves of Bread offered in addition to Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Brownies and more, customers visiting A Baked Joint will immediately find themselves face to face with myriad choices in jars and behind glass in addition to a menu of prepared dishes, those who know what they want encouraged by staff to bypass others who will likely spend several minutes deciding.
Laid out with a lounge in back and communal tables near floor-to-ceiling glass windows up front, those ordering drinks waiting in a separate area from those who just want plated Pastries or to-go items, it was after several moments that choices were made from the large line-up, a total of nearly $25 for just seven selections a bit more pricey than smaller markets might bear but in line with New York, Chicago or the Bay Area in general.
Focusing mostly on personal favorites plus a few items recommended by others, the Snickerdoodle starting things off on the wrong foot by being both dry and short on Cinnamon, it was only after tasting the Oatmeal Cream Pie that pairs thick Buttercream with thin yet chewy rounds that “Boy Blue” had thawed enough to be bitten into, the item losing a bit of its luster as the Ice Cream came across a bit icy in the areas featuring fruit while the Chocolate Chip Cookie fared well in terms of flexibility and flavor with crisp edges and a center soft and lightly browned.
Improving quickly as the order veered away from Cookies, the seasonal Whoopie Pie soft and moist with just a hint of spice around Cream, those looking for A Baked Joint’s best should probably take a look at the collection of Bars and Brownies, prices of $3.50 to $4.35 backed up in the case of a dense square of flourless Dark Chocolate Ganache topped in Caramel and Nuts while the Apple Crumb Pie was also good, though not on par with others found in the city at similar or lesser cost.