Author Archive for Amanda Hess

Young & Hungry Dining Guide Staff Picks: Momoyama

Tucked into a secluded corner just north of the Capitol, Washington’s best sushi joint boasts an appropriately monumental view. Momoyama’s chopstick-wielders look out upon a huge concrete slab supporting I-395. Crane your head to the right, and you can just make out the huge concrete slab supporting an off-ramp, too. In order to reach the […]

Daytime Drinkin': Drinkin’ In The Daylight

"That's a lucky seat, Miss," says the lone daytime drinker, standing on the side of the road outside a Bloomingdale housing complex. With one hand, he's holding a clear plastic cup half-full with a golden liquid. With the other, he's indicating the seat of my bicycle, which currently supports my ass. Generally, that sort of […]

Daytime Drinkin': Don’t Turn Down a Hay-Adams Martini

The Off the Record lounge, a velvet-encrusted lunchtime refuge for well-heeled Washingtonians, offers as healthy a daytime drinking scene as early-start dive bar the Tune Inn. What Off the Record adds—besides a much heftier price tag—is a cover of darkness. Tucked beneath the historic Hay-Adams Hotel, Off the Record provides a decadent evening feel for […]

Daytime Drinkin': The Tune Inn’s Eternal Happy Hour

Capitol Hill's Tune Inn bar opens at 8 a.m. every day of the week, serving breakfast and drinks to the neighborhood's early risers. At 10 a.m. this morning, nobody was there to eat. Three regulars sit at the bar—a Budweiser, a Whiskey, and a Screwdriver. Each patron comes in about two—okay, three—times a week for […]