30 Sep 2014


First Bite: District Doughnut

Lately our fair neighborhood (and greater city) has been a breeding ground for baked-good fads, trends, and experimentation.  Some fads have succeeded and others have paved the way for new ideas.  We’ve got pioneers and purveyors of cupcakes, pop tarts, macarons, and now gourmet doughnuts with the arrival of District Doughnut on 8th Street SE.  […]

17 Mar 2014

First Bite: Anh-Dao

Get your pho on! Anh-Dao quietly opened a few months ago on the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, between the “temporary” Frager’s paint store and the take-out pizza shop. You almost have to know it’s there, since there was no grand opening celebration, no major announcements, plus the restaurant does not have a website. Yes, […]

30 Jan 2014

First Bite: Nando's Peri-Peri at Capital Riverfront

Family-friendly dining options are always welcome in and around the Hill, especially ones that allow you some flexibility of choice, and are able to keep kids busy while mom and dad enjoy dinner. With so much going on in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood these days, it’s great to know we have even more eateries to choose […]

14 Aug 2013

First Bite Buzz

There’s a lot going on in the world of food these days on Capitol Hill (okay, the entire city but we have to focus here folks).  Sometimes we here at The Hill Is Home can’t even keep up.  There are a lot of First Bites to write, but there are also food and establishment updates […]

31 Jul 2013


First Bite: Getting Our Fries on at Béarnaise

Setting out to dominate the south side of the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Spike Mendelsohn’s new concept strayed from the comfort/fast food food formula and ventured a bit more upscale: Béarnaise, located at 315 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, is a steak-and-frites bistro with a well-stocked bar. Formerly in the space of Thai Roma (which […]

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