An ever-evolving neighborhood made up of Victorian row homes and condos, Shaw is a place for both newcomers and long time owners. It’s connected to the neighboring DC area via the Shaw Metro, but offers closeby restaurant options as well. The classic neighborhood spots include Zenebech Injera which serves delicious Ethiopian food and Thai X-ing, known for its traditional Thai dishes. However, the neighborhood is one subject to change. One new eatery called Eat the Rich, a revolutionary seafood and oyster bar created by Derek Brown, a cocktail and spirits writer, spirits judge and owner of award-winning bars, and Travis Croxton, a man who revived his grandfather’s Rappahannock River Oysters company is making a large impact by drawing in business to the area. Additionally, the Right Proper Brewing Co, a brewpub which unites the community with its inclusive feel but also prides itself as the recipient of the Beer Program of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington is also quickly becoming a popular stop for both locals and outsiders. U street provides the community with access to a lively music and arts scene with venues like the 9:30 club, the Lincoln Theatre, and the Howard Theatre. Another aspect of the music scene is that famous artists like Duke Ellington emerged from Shaw during the Harlem Renaissance. On the contrary, Shaw Dog Park on 11th street lends itself as an easy escape to relax and move at a slower pace.