Capitol Hill vs. the Bluebird District in our Street 16 match-up
Capitol Hill -- specifically, Capitol Hill between Sixth and Seventh avenues -- and the Bluebird District. Each area of town has its own flavor and character, but if you had to choose one over the other, which would you pick, and why?
Vote below and sound off in the comments!
First up is Capitol Hill between Sixth and Seventh avenues:
Benny's and Govnr's Park are the longtime anchors of Seventh Avenue, but over the past decade they've been joined by a host of sleek, stylish neighbors, including the revamped Racines, Lala's and three cuisine-hopping restaurants of star chef Frank Bonanno: Mizuna, Bones and Luca d'Italia. A block away, the parallel strip of Sixth Avenue has a parallel stretch of equally enticing eateries, from Table 6, Fruition and Barolo Grill to more casual spots, including Lime XS and Pho on 6th.
And now to Colfax, with the Bluebird District:
Colfax Avenue may be the longest main street in the country, but the few blocks that constitute the Bluebird District comprise quite an eye-opening culinary trip on their own. From the new home of the old Annie's Cafe to the Nuevo Mexican of Mezcal to the hipster hangout Atomic Cowboy (with its spinoff pizza and biscuit joints) to Tommy's Thai to the beloved Pete's Kitchen to dive bars, Greek bakeries, sandwich spots and Ethiopian joints, this is street food at its best.
Who you got? Vote below and let us know why in the comments section; feel free to campaign for or against either 'hood.
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 18. Vote in more Street 16 match-ups.
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