Food & Dining

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
02/12/2016 - 9:06pm
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
02/03/2016 - 12:09pm
In a sharp casual suit Colin Hartman has got to be the most dapper chocolate maker ever. I am on a tour of the factory for his new chocolate company, Harper Macaw, in Northeast DC off of Bladensburg Road. The quirky logo rests on a sign behind a run-down-looking storage facility. Open the doors, though, and it’s what I imagine Heaven smells like. A deep, rich chocolate aroma emanates through the cozy cafe space outfitted with a large glossy reclaimed wood table surrounded by walls stacked... >>more
02/03/2016 - 11:45am
Valentine’s Day is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 14. For that special someone with a sweet tooth, visit J. Chocolatier, 321 Seventh St. SE, upstairs from Groovy. Created by Hill resident Jane Morris, JC carries myriad decadent chocolates, mostly crafted by Jane in a nearby kitchen. Best sellers are fleur de sel caramels (encased in dark chocolate with milk chocolate stripes, sprinkled with French sea salt, hence the name), and the Figgy Nut Bar (bittersweet chocolate with dried figs and... >>more