I've been watching the board here for a few days and have seen some good ideas - but could use some help - I'm flying in 20th - 24th from San Antonio to meet my sister from Alabama [free trip except food] and am wondering about decent/good food at good prices around the normal tourist areas - we'll be doing Metro, memorials/Smithsonian thing and walking a lot! We're staying at the Gaylord and it looks pricey! Not likely to have computer access, so I plan to print off pages, maps/directions of ideas from here to take along. We'll likely splurge along the line but 4 days of splurging can get pricey!
The peruvian chicken is definitely on my list if someone can point me to a location and I'd love to introduce her to pho [seriously living in the country without a lot of access!]. Other ideas would be appetizers/salads and light meals. I really wanted to give Les Halles a try [cause I'm in a fantasy world where Anthony Bourdain actually WOULD be there....] but the older reviews I've read on here were not favorable and wondering if anyone had been back recently and found it improved.
I'm looking forward to visiting DC again, it's been a long time!