For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community.
The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E.
Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.
Monday, April 30, 2012, 4:35 PM Last Updated on Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:45 PM
April 30, 2012
The weather man was soooo wrong- Taste of 8th 2012 took place without a drop of rain - it was a cool, partly sunny afternoon; our fans were on hand to enjoy twenty-one new food experiences. Barracks Row restaurants outdid themselves - the food was delicious, plentiful and inventive. At left, the tastes at Matchbox, served by Barracks Row Main Street Volunteers.
More Pictures at www.barracksrow.org; click through to On the Row - Photo Gallery.
We also made food history. The Sweet Lobby launched a new dessert: Designer Eclairs- Each ticket bought not one but two of these wonders. The unique flavors jump in your mouth as you bite into one; they are just as creamy and mellow as they look. We had one documented report of an eclair brought home and microwaved for a split second then served with vanilla ice-cream for a heavenly end to the day.
What does it look like when Barracks Row's Taste of 8th is invaded by a costume party? Go to www.barracksrow.org and click through to On the Row and Photo Gallery.
These visitors were runners competing in a costumed scavenger-hunt race. We spotted Banana Man left, a bee with pretty wings, center front, and Madams in hot pink dresses and running tights. Just another day on Barracks Row!
Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district. Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.