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The By The Way Guide to DC

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Capitol Hill

Tourists who comment on the lack of children in Washington have obviously never been to Capitol Hill/Hill East, where runners dodge…

H Street Corridor

H Street NE is where native Washingtonians mingle with transplants over a beer or two (or three or four). You can experience chicken curry…

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Call Your Mother

The people in line outside Call Your Mother will probably tell you they’re waiting for the best bagel in the city. This “Jew-ish” deli, a…

Open City

Originally located in Woodley Park, a neighborhood stuck in the 1960s in all the best ways, Open City is an upscale diner that puts a spin…

A. Litteri

Across from Union Market, the city’s largest food hall, you’ll notice an Italian flag painted on a doorway in a row of industrial…

Ambar Capitol Hill

So you can’t name a single country in the Balkans? The quality of Ambar’s food may change that. The tapas-style menu at this flagship…

Horace & Dickie's Seafood

This seafood and soul-food spot has been around so long that it doesn’t have a website and never will. (It did, however, open a second…

Gravitas

Don’t let Gravitas’s prices scare you. Yes, chef Matt Baker offers only a tasting menu that starts at $78 for four courses, but broken…

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Even if you’re not on your way back from the bars, Amsterdam is worth a late-night stop; it’s open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.…

Copycat Co.

This H Street NE spot pulls double duty. The bottom floor is a Chinese street-food shop, with bar and window seating only. The chef makes…

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Capitol Hill Books

It’s arguably the most Instagrammed storefront in D.C., but the real shots are inside. As you enter the small rowhouse on Capitol Hill,…

Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery has been dubbed “the hippest cemetery in America,” and it lives up to the title. Located in Hill East, it was…

Eastern Market

The longest continuously operating market in the city, Eastern Market is considered the town center of the historic Capitol Hill…

Kingman Island

This man-made island in the Anacostia River was twice proposed to be a theme park. Lucky for us, that never panned out: It’s 40 acres of…

The Mansion on O Street

This quirky museum in Dupont Circle is five interconnected townhouses with over 100 rooms. Most people pay $25 to explore the building…

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