Food & Dining

05/12/2016 - 2:56pm
A new Asian fusion eatery opened at 1253 H Street NE on May 7. Combining Japanese, Korean and Chinese influences, Pow-Pow serves up farm-fresh salads, hearty bowls and giant egg rolls in a fast-casual setting. Plus, any dish can be made vegetarian or vegan. Pow-Pow is the joint creation of partners Shaun Sharkey, Lavangna's Stephen Cheung and Sticky Rice's John Yamashita. While many establishments on H Street focus on the nightlife and sit-down dining, Pow-Pow is designed to fill a void... >>more
05/02/2016 - 12:12pm
The rolling hills of Tuscany surrounding Florence have produced some of Italy’s most renowned wines since the Etruscans ruled in the eighth century. The regions of Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are all nestled just inland of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the warm, Mediterranean climate. While they produce some of the country’s best DOC and DOCG classified wines, they are also the first region to rebel against the regulations in order to produce what they... >>more
05/02/2016 - 11:42am
Barracks Row’s growing restaurant family welcomes a new sibling, EatBar, which arrived last month. For the March 30 “soft opening” chef Nathan Anda (of Red Apron Butcher fame) and his team hosted a one-night dress rehearsal for neighbors, friends, and family. Proceeds benefitted the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. EatBar’s decor is whimsical, to say the least. One wall of the 44-seat renovated space is lined with 99 vintage CDs, ranging from the Beatles to Elvis to... >>more
04/04/2016 - 12:12pm
The Northwest Public Power Association and the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) held their annual Western States Congressional Reception at the Capitol’s visitors center on March 8. What better way to celebrate the Western states than by drinking their wines? Oregon, Washington, California, and Arizona were all well represented by some excellent producers, big and small. All the wines were donated by the winemakers, and Schneider’s of Capitol Hill staff poured and... >>more
04/04/2016 - 11:25am
We’re ready for spring, and lots is happening. In the Atlas District, Nando’s PERi-PERi, the African-Portuguese restaurant group known for spicy, flame-grilled chicken, has hatched its latest chick. For this new endeavor Nando’s has transformed two storefronts at Fourth and H streets NE into a soaring, two-story space. A former staircase is embedded in one wall. The interior is festooned with original art works reflecting the group’s African heritage, including a 25-foot... >>more
03/31/2016 - 3:53pm
Closing in 2014 after a 10-year run in Arlington, EatBar is back — this time on Barracks Row and with a new meat-centric menu. The charcuterie restaurant reopened its doors March 31 in its new DC location 415 Eighth Street SE and offers tastes of fresh-butchered and cured meats, cheeses, inventive snacks, hearty meals and experimental sweets — ricotta doughnuts. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Chef Nathan... >>more
03/02/2016 - 12:12pm
Schneider’s of Capitol Hill is a family enterprise owned by brothers Rick and Jon Genderson. They now have been joined by Rick’s son Josh, who is the fourth generation in the business. All three are proud residents of Capitol Hill. The Genderson family has a long and storied history on the Hill that dates back to the dim decades before Prohibition. In 1915 Rubin Genderson, Jon and Rick’s grandfather, purchased a bar on the corner of 10th and C streets SE. Known as Walter... >>more
03/02/2016 - 11:42am
Every metropolitan area has its selection of modern American, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Asian, and French eateries – and fusion iterations of the lot – to select from when the weekend hits and you want a great meal (or cocktail). Barracks Row has something that isn’t represented in DC or many other places across the country. Enter Ambar, a fantastic spot that offers an array of tasty Balkan dishes and drinks. It’s been open a while now but may unfortunately be unfairly... >>more
02/12/2016 - 9:07pm
Do you or a loved one experience the awful and sometime debilitating signs and symptoms of arthritis?  Learn more about osteoarthritis through a free interactive and educational arthritis cooking demonstration on March 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Townhomes, 750 6th St SE. Capitol Hill Village, The Townhomes and Acceleration Sports are partnering to offer this free event to the public where we will eat what we make. Spots are limited. Call Stacy Peterson at 805-704-7193 today to hold... >>more