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Neighborhood Eats

From cherished mainstays to a new generation of up-and-coming spots, Neighborhood Eats explores a distinct, vibrant collection of local restaurants, cafes and chefs in neighborhoods throughout the capital region. The 30-minute special, which is a companion piece to TV 26’s WETA Neighborhoods series, visits eateries in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Anacostia and Capitol Hill.

Premieres Friday, May 5 at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

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Neighborhood Eats
Neighborhood Eats Preview

Watch a preview of the new WETA TV 26 special featuring culinary highlights from Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Anacostia and Capitol Hill.

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In Dupont Circle, visit Jamie Leeds’ popular seafood establishment Hank’s Oyster Bar to learn how it became a catalyst for the revival of the neighborhood oyster house in D.C. Then it’s on to a restaurant that honors Washington’s Jewish food traditions while serving them up with a modern twist; and a visit to a classic French establishment featuring authentic fare and surroundings. 

In Georgetown sample the delicacies at Stachowski’s Market, an old-world butcher shop which is, as owner Jamie Stachowski proudly says, “a corner candy store for carnivores,” offering custom cuts and gargantuan sandwiches. Other stops include a bakery/coffeeshop beloved for both its highly caffeinated offerings and an impressive array of homemade baked goods and pastries. Also in the spotlight is a weekly campus cookout manned by some dedicated university grillmasters. For those with other tastes, a healthful “farm-to-taco” vegetarian restaurant cooks up enticing offerings. 

In Anacostia, fall for a small pizza shop that follows the mantra “Cooked with Love” and has created deep bonds in the community. Also, get to know Horatio Davis, proprietor at Capitol Hill Crab Cakes (yes, it’s in Anacostia) to learn about his trademark cakes and signature “Anacostia Surf & Turf.”

On Capitol Hill, the historic Beuchert’s Saloon allows you to step into a bygone era and enjoy the speakeasy atmosphere under the watchful eye of John Ignatius Beuchert, who ran a saloon under the same name in this exact spot more than a century ago. Additional stops include an Eastern Market source for authentic Tuscan.

These and other stories go behind the scenes to highlight the people and places that make greater Washington's neighborhoods notable and unique.

Behind the Scenes Slideshow

Check out these behind-the-scenes images of our WETA TV 26 film crew collecting footage for Neighborhood Eats!

  • Interview with Baked and Wired co-owner Tony Velazquez
    Interview with Baked and Wired co-owner Tony Velazquez
  • Beuchert's Saloon Chef Andrew Markert
    Beuchert's Saloon Chef Andrew Markert
  • Capitol Hill Crab Cakes Chef and co-owner Horatio Davis
    Capitol Hill Crab Cakes Chef and co-owner Horatio Davis
  • Chaia Tortillas cooking on comal
    Chaia Tortillas cooking on comal
  • WETA's Ed Lee films DGS Delicatessen bartender Tony Lawson preparing a classic egg cream
    WETA's Ed Lee films DGS Delicatessen bartender Tony Lawson preparing a classic egg cream
  • WETA's Ed Lee captures a shot of pizza at Mama's Kitchen.
    WETA's Ed Lee captures a shot of pizza at Mama's Kitchen.
  • Stachowskis Pastrami sandwich
    Stachowskis Pastrami sandwich
  • Bistrot du Coin Bowl of steamed mussels
    Bistrot du Coin Bowl of steamed mussels

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