3601 Georgia Ave. NW
Back in Jan. 2012 I asked if Fish in the Hood’s iconic glass window was in jeopardy after a shooting cracked the window. Looks like the name itself was in jeopardy. The Washington Post calls it Gentrification Spelled Out:
Even as upscale, high-rise condos went up around it and a string of hipster bars opened nearby, the beloved storefront restaurant Fish in the ’Hood remained an iconic institution on its gritty but evolving stretch of Georgia Avenue. Such was the pace of change that longtime customers often found themselves joking: Is this really still “the ’hood?”
Last week, Bill White, the restaurant’s owner, answered that question. He climbed a ladder and hung a new boardwalk-style neon sign that reads: Fish in the Neighborhood, with “neighbor” in bold.
Fortunately the Post adds: “Along with the new sign, White’s going to put in a new window and redo the fish.”
You can read Eric’s love of the restaurant and see what the sign used to look like here.