Capitol Hill’s newest dining spot has a very free-spirited past.

Any anthropologist can tell you that humans are meant to settle. Sure, we might be vagabonds in our younger years, roaming between jobs, apartments and relationships as we each take our own unique journey. Once we reach a certain age, however, the desire to remain stationary begins to overtake us. In the case of Skillet Diner, it would seem this notion applies to restaurants, as well as people.