Six restaurants have opened on Capitol Hill in the last couple months. Six! Plus two pop-ups! In rough order of newness, they are: Babylon by Bus (a Middle Eastern pop-up on Mondays at La Bête), Le Zinc (French, from the Maximilien people), Capitol Cider (cider and gluten-free food, old-timey-pub style), La Cocina Oaxaquena (from a former La Carta de Oaxaca manager), Abay Ethiopian (where Skelly and the Bean was), La Bodega Seattle (Dominican barbecue on Sundays at Montana), Lost Lake (24-hour diner), and Vostok Dumpling House (next to Marination Station). More are on the way. Better get another stomach. (More info at

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