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My title was inspired by the brief tribute to North by Northwest at the beginning of the Cirque du Soleil show at the Oscars last night. Gotta love old movies, especially Alfred Hitchcock, amiright?

DC also has its own tribute to the past, founded in 1873, in the form of a quaint Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. This outdoor retail hub offers more than just the tourist knick-knacks and do-dads; it is an array of arts, flowers and fresh food. Tip: If you go during the winter, there are vendors that offer very yummy homemade apple cider. Located in Southeast, DC, it is conveniently situated at the Eastern Market, orange and blue line, metro stop.

There are also so many other places to go around there as well. Local coffee shops – you know how I like those – great restaurants and homemade poptarts! That’s right! Ted’s Bulletin not only has a great brunch and handmade shakes, but they also make their own poptarts. Some stuffed with blueberries, some with strawberries and even bacon!

Make sure you stop by Peregrine Espresso while you’re out there too. They brew their coffee in the coolest way! Look –> 

They pour the hot water through the filter, into the cup. Fresh brewed each time, just for you!

Another great find, if you like Greek food, is Cava Mezze on 8th Street. It is tapas style, so it’s a great place to take a date and do a little sharing. Tip: Try their fried cheese, they literally light it up right in front of you.

Whether you are into antiques, consignment shops or cozy dining, you can find it in Eastern Market.

What has your favorite find been in Eastern Market? Me, I’ve had the pleasure of making memories with old friends and meeting new friends while walking the intimate streets of Eastern Market.

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