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Easter Brunch on the Hill: Sugar Overload Recommended

April 16th, 2014 by Lauren Torlone · Barracks Row, Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, H Street

A limited edition Easter "PeepTart" at Ted's Bulletin.

Limited edition Easter “PeepTarts” at Ted’s Bulletin.

Despite today’s return to chilly temps, in theory winter is over. Spring, you’ve made yourself known, but no need to be so shy. In fact, this weekend would be the perfect time for you to unpack for good and grant us a lovely weather weekend by which to enjoy Easter brunch.

I’ve written this brunch edition before – and that’s likely no coincidence as brunch and solid chocolate bunnies are two of my favorite things. In my opinion, if you’re looking to brunch on the Hill this Easter Sunday, you’re probably looking for something more low key than some of the other (more elaborate) brunches being offered around the city. And that’s the nice thing about Easter brunch on the Hill, you don’t necessarily need a set plan. So where to enjoy eggs benedict and still be close enough to CVS to purchase the last of their Cadbury Eggs (just me?) Read on. [Read more →]

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Hill Buzz

April 15th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

  • PoPVille reported that Remingtons is closing after 30 years.
  • Loose Lips examined the possibility that Tommy Wells will run for an At-Large D.C. Council seat.
  • JDLand shared the date for an upcoming community meeting on the Capper Community Center.
  • The Washington Post checked out the newly open Barrel on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
  • Washingtonian checked out a huge condo in a newly renovated school building in NE.
  • Frozen Tropics reported that a new pizza place may be opening in the old Steak & Ice location on H Street NE.
  • The Washington Post put together a guide for exploring Barracks Row.
  • ANC 6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven warned of a fundraising scam taking place in the neighborhood.

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Lost Capitol Hill: The Wheeler Ferry

April 14th, 2014 by Robert Pohl · Capitol Hill

tnI have previously written about the bridges that cross the Anacostia River, but long before these were built, there were other ways of crossing the river. Today we will look at one method that had considerable importance in the early years of the District of Columbia.

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Open House Round-Up for 4/13/14

April 13th, 2014 by Guest Author · DC, H Street, Near Northeast/Atlas District

Guest contributor Dare Johnson Wenzler is a Capitol Hill resident, Realtor and co-owner of First Vine Wine Imports + Sales. This post also appears on her blog Real Estate On (and off!) the Hill.


Speaking as someone who lives on Capitol Hill  in a long narrow house, I always perk up when I see a WIDE house here on the Hill.  You rarely see them come up for sale… but this weekend we’ve got one!

605 8th St NE, listed at $699k, is not only wide but *bright* (another attribute in short supply here on the Hill).  It’s a very handsome house with a deep sunny front yard.  The first floor has a double living room with 3 windows and a fireplace, which opens to the dining room with 2 windows.  There’s a bright table space kitchen,  3 good-sized bedrooms, a nice new bathroom (and a perfect nook abutting it to add a 2nd bathroom to the master bedroom). Also boasting a large unfinished basement with high ceilings, this beautiful as is with lots and lots of potential.  Open Sunday, April 13, from 2-4 pm.

The rest of the Capitol Hill open houses are posted here.

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Reader Poll: Who Serves Up Your Favorite Grilled Cheese

April 11th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day tomorrow (yes, it’s a thing), we thought we’d take a look at where you can satisfy your craving on Capitol Hill. From the classic to the gourmet, our neighborhood has lots of options. Which is your favorite?

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