Tim Carman says goodbye from the City Paper as he moves to the Washington Post. Carman's farewell piece tracks what's happened in Washington during his five years as host to the Young and Hungry column. Carman highlights the developments on H Street noting "No strip has changed as much as this patch of Northeast. . . . These (and others yet to come) are turning the street into a dining destination. Imagine what the area will be like once the city completes that goddamn streetcar project."
Zagat and Ontaponline check out the Atlas Room (1015 H St). Zagat says it "uplifts its namesake neighborhood’s dining scene with creative moderately priced New American eats" while On Tap says "It’s almost enough to make us consider a move."
DCUrbanTurf has a nice one bedroom condo just south of H Street (730 11th St NE) as its best new listing.
DCFoodies gets serious about beer with Granville Moore's (1238 H St) Matt LeBarron.
Eater announced they are coming to DC and put together a map of hotspots with help from Tom Sietsema and Metrocurean. Ethopic (401 H St) is featured alongside some of DC's best restaurants. Toyland (421 H St) and the Atlas Room (1015 H St) were also named as honorable mentions. Sure sounds like Sietsema likes the Atlas Room almost as much as we do.
CNN highlights Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H St) as one of five tasty new pie shops in America. Remember you can get a discounted gift certificate to DDP via So What's the Deal this week.
The Washington Post Going Out Gurus have this on the fun plans at Star and Shamrock (1341 H St) to celebrate their jewish heritage this hannukah with a special running through Thursday night. For $13.25 you can load up on a platter of latkes, matzoh ball soup and a house-roasted brisket sandwich. They're also offering $1 off Hebrew brews.
The Washingtonian's Readers chose Taylor Gourmet (1116 H St) as DC's best sandwiches.