Monday, March 16, 2015

The Associated Press discovers Columbia Heights: new travel article

A few years ago, the New York Times wrote about the 11th Street "hip strip" of bars and restaurants, and then more recently about Upshur Street's restaurants.

Now the Associated Press is getting into the act, writing about the neighborhood's African American history and many restaurants and bars. They talk about historical locations, like where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke, and other interesting spots.

As for places to go, they don't mention my faves like El Chucho and Room 11, but do include neat spots like the Museum of Unnatural History, the funky storefront that sells funny things to benefit tutoriting nonproft 826DC -- primordial soup, mammoth chunks, semi-formaldehyde, and so on.

There's also a photo gallery with some nice shots.

The article seems to be in dozens of newspapers around the country and the world, so maybe we'll see some more tourists coming up. Let's hope they don't clog the restaurants.

 (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

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