WASHINGTON, DC—Beer lovers were in their element. H NE Street, a gentrified enclave that has been thriving for several years now, held a street festival today. The hip neighborhood’s annual event (from about 8th to 15th streets) bested other local fests by amplifying the standard food truck and vendor fare with moments, opportunities and activities unique to the corridor, and lots and lots of beer options—in taverns and cordoned off special event areas—if you could present a valid ID. Ben’s Chili Bowl was on hand, and had plenty of company up and down the street as huge smokers prepared all-manner of BBQ and artists painted canvases and cars.
More observations from The H Street Festival.
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Gallery Oonh sponsored an exhibit of several art cars along the street, including this Chevy “Graffitti Truck” painted by J. Coleman and owned by Steve Hessler.