HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Chowing Down on Capitol Hill

Posted December 8, 2010 at 10:58am

Looks like the Capitol Hill dining scene has finally arrived. The New York Times dining section (a bible of sorts for food lovers across the nation) on Wednesday published a story informing readers of what anyone on the Hill has known for years: The food here is pretty tasty.

The paper of record’s piece praises the area around the Dome for its tasty treats, though it also took a swipe at area restaurants for being so focused on junk food.

“Over at the White House, a farmers’ market has sprouted, a garden has been cultivated and holiday guests are being offered poached fruit,” the article reads. “But the area surrounding the Capitol is awash in milkshakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and mildly baroque pizza.”

The article, “Junk Food Is a Source of Comfort on Capitol Hill,” focuses on purveyors of pizza, burgers and anything smothered in cheese. The usual suspects — Matchbox, Ted’s Bulletin and We, the Pizza — are all mentioned in the 1,100-word article.

Be careful reading this one right before lunch — it may send you running for a burger.