November 4, 2017
Two years ago this month, Eve co-owners Debra Russell and Jill Buchanan created their restaurant’s famous hot bowl after a decade of nostalgic cravings. The dish pays homage to the Capitol Hill juice joint Gravity Bar (open from 1986 to 2005), which was one of Russell’s favorite spots. Its simple menu, she notes, was “ahead of its time.” The restaurant served bowls of raw and steamed veggies over rice with a glorious lemon tahini—something no one else was doing then. And while grain bowls abound in today’s diverse culinary scene, Eve is offering something that stands out against hot competition.