Market Lunch Resumes Business in East Hall

Posted September 18, 2007 at 3:17pm

Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market crossed another hurdle last week as Market Lunch re-opened, leaving only one business still closed after a fire struck the historic market in April.

The restaurant, which was located in the South Hall and known for its crab cakes, pancakes and Southern barbecue, reopened on Thursday in the temporary market, nicknamed “ East Hall.” Capitol Hill Poultry is the sole business in Eastern Market to remain closed.

Due to a staffing shortage, Market Lunch will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and just for lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, with prices ranging from $2 to $10.

Golf Classic Benefits Capitol Society Programs

The third annual Washington Women’s Capitol Classic will be held Monday at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va. The women-only golf tournament benefits the Capitol Historical Society’s educational programs.

The classic tees off at 10 a.m. and will have a “high tee” awards ceremony at 4 p.m. featuring master of ceremonies Cokie Roberts, a senior news analyst for NPR and on-air commentator for ABC News.

Hayes and Associates is organizing the event; there still are some spots open, with fees starting at $1,500 for the tournament and $250 for the dinner. Participants already include spouses of Members of Congress, businesswomen and civic leaders. The event’s co-chairwomen are Congressional spouses Suzie Dicks, Jean Hastert, Leslie Hayes, Diane Nelson and Franki Roberts.

The event features a friendly, noncompetitive environment. Men are not allowed to play but can attend the awards ceremony. For more information, contact Rebecca Evans at the Capitol Historical Society, 202-543-8919, ext. 22.

— Alison McSherry and Jillian Bandes