Espita Mezcaleria in Shaw has Mexican that's a little more upscale than your local taqueria. And a lot of mezcal.
Get familiar with Laotian food at Thip Khao in Columbia Heights. Be prepared for spiciness.
Cafe Mozart is a German cafe in the back of a deli in China Town with live accordion performances and beer served in boots. Come for a group dinner.
Ethiopic is a casual spot in Shaw. Come for a group dinner, a catch-up with your vegetarian friend, or a late-in-the-game date.
For meals when you don't mind spiking your cholesterol, go to The Pig in Logan Circle.
Agora is often overlooked for trendier spots in Dupont, but the Mediterranean food here is pretty good. Use it for a last-minute meal.
When you want a good beer but don't want to sacrifice good food, head to Bitch & Barley in Logan Circle. It's the best of both worlds.
AbcV is a new vegetarian spot in Union Square from the ABC Cocina team. Right now, it’s open M-F for breakfast and lunch, and dinner on the weekends.
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Head to Crown & Anchor for their big beer selection, good patio, and great burger. Just know that a few UT students will be there too.