Some might say Anacostia is "on the rise" or "up and coming" but those people are wrong.
This historic neighborhood east of the Anacostia River has always maintained a vibrant, tight-knit feel. Much of that community now centers around food. This is the place for crab-loaded fries, chicken wings doused in mumbo sauce, and fresh Jamaican food.
Near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Good Hope Road, there are corner bars and juice bars, legendary takeout spots, and even a restaurant that will discount your next meal if the meter maid slaps you with a fine.
Some know the area simply as originally Uniontown, or the later-in-life home of Frederick Douglass. The less familiar, might know it as the place with that really big chair. But more and more Anacostia is becoming a food neighborhood.
And more restaurants are on the way. Neighbors are awaiting the opening of a new Busboys & Poets, and there are several mixed use developments with retail and restaurant space on the way. What's in store for Anacostia future? Plenty of delicious food, of course.Read More