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 a former assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores, and uncovering the stories behind historic places.


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