photo by: Kate Warren

November 9, 2015

Visit Bayou Bakery in Washington, D.C.

  • By: Katherine Flynn

In Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, New Orleans native Chef David Guas is cooking up Creole-inspired favorites in a Civil War-era former carriage house. Standing adjacent to the Old Naval Hospital, which was commissioned by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and completed in 1866, the Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Chef David Guas, whose "muff-a-lottas" were named one of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S. by Food & Wine magazine, is a co-judge of American Grilled on the Travel Channel and a regular guest on the Today Show. This Bayou Bakery restaurant is his second, following the success of the first eatery in Arlington, Virginia.

Exclusive to the Hill location: a sandwich named for Benjamin Drummond, an African-American soldier who was the first patient to be treated at the Naval Hospital.

Check out the video below for more on what makes this restaurant a not-to-be-missed experience if you ever find yourself in our nation’s capital.

Katherine Flynn is an assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores, and uncovering the stories behind historic places.

@kateallthetime

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