[March 29, 2017; Arlington, VA] – In every city, “in-the-know” locals have their favorite eating establishments, each lending a distinctive flavor to the local community they represent. The new WETA program Neighborhood Eats reveals the delicious charms of favorite Greater Washington eateries, highlighting the special dining experiences and stories that capture the essence of the region. This 30-minute special companion piece to the WETA Neighborhoods series features culinary highlights to Washington D.C. areas Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Anacostia, and Capitol Hill. Neighborhood Eats, an exclusive WETA TV 26 production created for this region, will premiere Friday, May 5th at 8:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD (check local listings for encore presentations throughout May).
“WETA continues to explore our local area neighborhoods, highlighting a distinct group of dining establishments,” notes Kevin Harris, WETA Vice President and Television Station Manager, “Neighborhood Eats discovers the celebrated treasures found in every corner of our nation’s capital.”
From established fine dining locales and cherished mainstays, to a new generation of up-and-coming restauranteurs, Neighborhood Eats discovers a vibrant collection of restaurants, cafes and chefs that are proud to call themselves local.
Featured in Dupont Circle:
- Hank’s Oyster Bar – Learn how Chef Jamie Leeds’s first restaurant became a catalyst for the revival of the neighborhood oyster house in D.C.
- DGS Delicatessen – Keeping Washington’s Jewish food traditions alive – with a modern twist.
- Bistrot du Coin – With each release of a new Beaujolais wine at this classic French establishment, patrons celebrate amidst the authentic surroundings.
Featured in Georgetown:
- Baked & Wired – This popular bakery helps to get the day started right with whimsical baked goods and a strong cup of coffee.
- Stachowski’s Market – A true old-world experience for discerning carnivores.
- Georgetown University Grilling Society – Watch the passionate grill masters of this college club work together to form, season and serve juicy burgers to students and area locals.
- Chaia – By popular demand, this “farm-to-taco” vegetarian concept expanded from a farmer’s market stall to a brick-and-mortar location.
Featured in Anacostia:
- Mama’s Kitchen – Pizza cooked with love and fresh ingredients creates deep bonds in the community for this small shop.
- Capitol Hill Crab Cakes – Using time-honored family recipes to serve signature dishes such as “Anacostia Surf & Turf” to hungry patrons.
Featured in Capitol Hill:
- Beuchert’s Saloon – This establishment revives the bygone era of saloon culture, adopting the name and spirit of a restaurant that occupied the same space over a century ago.
- Acqua al 2 – The American cousin to a beloved Italian original, serving authentic Tuscan favorites since 2010.
- The Pretzel Bakery – What started as a longing for a childhood treat became an obsession to re-create the iconic Philadelphia pretzel in the District.
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Olivia Wong, WETA Director of Public Relations, 703.998.2086, firstname.lastname@example.org