Maria Helena Carey

María Helena Carey really loves food. Although she has always liked to write, tell stories and take pictures as well, it wasn’t until she moved to the nation’s Capital back in 2006 that she began exploring all those likes in a serious manner. She loves poking around Capitol Hill and photographing some of her favorite things: food, her kids, quirky little dogs and cats, as well as strangers taking pictures of other strangers. She is also a photographer and you can see her work at You can contact Maria at Maria [dot]Carey [at] thehillishome [dot] com.

Maria Helena Carey
23 Mar 2018


INFO FOR TOMORROW: Rally for DC Lives & March for Our Lives

By now you have your signs ready to go – which had better be 20’ x 3’ x ¼” or smaller– and you are raring to march tomorrow. What else should you know? A brief outline: Tomorrow, March 24, there will be two rallies The Rally for DC Lives will start at 9 a.m. at Folger […]

23 Mar 2018


Safeway Alternatives

It’s almost the weekend and you’re bound to have a Safeway-shaped hole. Here to help you out is Barred in DC, our newest contributor, who’ll be sharing news from Hill East. Enjoy! -Maria Helena Carey The Safeway closed Saturday, March 10, after over a half-century at 14th & Kentucky SE. A new ground-level Safeway in […]

23 Mar 2018

Eastern Market:

Five Questions With Betsy Poos of Realignment Studio

It’s been a little while since the last time we did a Five Questions. This week, it’s Betsy Poos’ turn. Betsy is the former co-owner of Capitol Hill Yoga, former Executive Director of CHAMPS and current co-owner of Realignment Studio. The answers have been lightly edited for clarity. Read on! 1. How did you become interested in yoga? […]

22 Mar 2018

Patio Madness!:

ELITE EIGHT or, Will We Ever Get to Sit at a Patio Again?

Biergarten Haus crushed Bistro Cacao. Acqua al 2 defeated La Loma. The Brig obliterated Belga Cafe. The Dubliner vanquished Tunnicliff’s. H Street Country Club overthrew The Queen Vic. Mr. Henry’s squished Hank’s on the Hill. Union Pub pulled ahead of Cafe Berlin. The Salt Line pulverized Boxcar Tavern. We have some feisty newcomers and some […]

22 Mar 2018

Arts & Entertainment:

We Get the Winter’s Tale We Deserve

Just in time for this wintery spring, the Folger unveils their latest offering, The Winter’s Tale. The play will run from March 13 through April 22 at the Folger Theatre. To buy tickets, click here. Director Aaron Posner coaxes a nuanced performance from a gifted ensemble cast. They manage to take us, the audience, into […]

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