Politics and Pizza: An Insider’s Tour of Washington

BY Cindy Huang  January 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM EDT



Visiting Washington, D.C., for the inauguration? NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni gives an insider’s guide to sights that are off the beaten tourist path. She visits the best places to get grub, meet the the locals and rub elbows with some real politicos.

Take her cue and you just may find yourself lunching on a half smoke next to a Supreme Court justice.

Four Places to Visit Over Inauguration Weekend

  • Good Stuff Eatery: NewsHour recommends the Milky Way milkshake, plus the Village Snack Fries with Sriracha dipping sauce

  • We The Pizza: NewsHour recommends the seasonal butternut squash pie

  • Kramerbooks: Christina says, “It reads like a NewsHour guest list”

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl: NewsHour recommends the half-smoke done “all the way,” plus the chili-cheese fries

Read more of NewsHour’s 2013 inauguration coverage.