5 Things That Made Us HANGRY – Volume One

Hey, Chupsters! Happy Friday! Ready for the weekend? We are too.

We’ve decided to make your Fridays that much longer with our inaugural Food Porn Friday, where we feature the five things that made us hangry on social media each week.

From oysters to burgers to homemade burrata, there was plenty on instagram that made our tummies rumble. Summer is here, and that means BBQS, outdoor dinners, and plenty of beer and rosé at rooftop bars.

That’s enough talking for now, here are the five things that made us hangry:

1. Homemade Burrata at Table as captured by @TheHungryLobbyist

We love following the Instagram adventures of this well-dressed, cheeky lobbyist, who features delicious snaps around Washington. The latest? A beautiful home-made Burrata with kale at Shaw spot, Table.


2. Rappahannock Oyster’ Bar’s Soft Shell Crab as captured by @UnionMarketDC

Crab season is here! A most fitting illustration of its arrival is this photo from Union Market DC’s Rappahannock Oyster Bar. A simple soft shell crab on a bed of shaved asparagus. Chesapeake Bay Watershed, we love you.

This soft shell dish from @rappoysterbar is a shoo-in for a summer staple! (Now try saying that 5x fast)

A photo posted by Union Market DC (@unionmarketdc) on


3. Maketto Deliciousness captured by @ErikBrunerYang

Maketto is one of DC’s coolest new locales, the brainchild of Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner Yang and Durkl’s Will Sharp, bringing more creative deliciousness to the H St. Corridor. We can’t wait to take our own picture like this when we visit for the first time on Saturday!

For dinner tonight @maketto1351

A photo posted by Erik Bruner-Yang (@erikbruneryang) on


4. @ThePigDC’s Burger as captured by @BurgerDays

National Burger Day is next month, and we’re getting ready. Psych yourself up by following @BurgerDays, who features snaps of burgers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Just check out this Habanero-infused pork burger with Moonshine mayo and molasses-glazed pork belly at the Pig in Logan Circle.

5. Rhode Island Style Seafood, as captured by @ChupsitUp

Summer is here. Did you read our latest Chupstastic recipe on the blog? We have a great recipe for a shrimp and calamari dish that’s perfect for sharing on the patio. Get the recipe and buy your Spicy Pineapple Chups here.


A Rhode Island Memorial Day


Click image for recipe.

We would be remiss if we launched a brand new flavor (DID YOU SEE, DID YOU SEE?) and didn’t offer you any brilliant ideas for how to use it. As we always tell our ‘Chupstomers, fruit ketchup can and should be used in place of tomato ketchup on things like burgers, fries, hot dogs, tater tots and more.

But, you can use it to cook all sorts of wild and delicious recipes.

So today, we offer you Rhode Island Style Seafood featuring Spicy Pineapple ‘Chups. The perfect dish for an intimate Memorial Day brunch or dinner gathering. The tasty shrimp and calamari is lightly fried, served with pickled cherry peppers and fresh herbs, and tossed in our hot, new number – the ‘Chups – spicy pineapple.

Now we can say, summer is officially here!


“Fish… I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” – Santiago; The Old Man and the Sea

Pineapple Coming Out Kicking

After a month of VERY successful market sampling and selling, our newest flavor is ready for prime time.


This product was the result of hearing of a desire for a spicy ‘Chups flavor. Growing up with families who embrace the heat, we couldn’t agree more with the sentiment, and were eager to make a spicy fruit ketchup to join the flavor gang.

The reaction at tastings has been fantastic and spicy pineapple has quickly become a favorite. We are extra excited to bring this unique product to market and into the hands of condiment lovers everywhere!

Spicy pineapple is available for sale on the ‘Chups website and currently in the following stores:

  • Union Kitchen Grocery (Capitol Hill; Washington, DC)
  • Ah Love Oil & Vinegar – (both Shirlington and Mosaic District locations; Virginia)


We <3 MOM's


We couldn’t find it more fitting to be launching in MOM’s Organic Markets the week after Mother’s Day! Serendipitous, indeed.

We are pleased and excited to be joining the MOM’s family – a wonderful locally-owned and operated business. MOM’s started out of a basement in Rockville in 1987 and now operates a dozen stores throughout DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, bringing almost 30 years of passion to the importance of food sourcing, farming, and other global environmental issues.

We’ll be rolling out in their locations over the next few weeks and scheduling tastings along the way, so keep your eye out while shopping!!!