San Diego chowhounder going to be in DC in July for a few days. My GF and I will be staying in Crystal City near the Pentagon and am looking for some recommendations. Our criteria are:
1. Looking for local places unique to the DC area, I did some searching and it seems like in the Crystal City area there isn't much except chains.
2. Small casual dining options are preferred for lunch or dinner (sit-down or not is ok). Not looking for fine dining.
3. Is there any good asian food nearby? We'll be doing the usual touristy stuff in Washington DC so anything in the vicinity would be ok.
We will have a car so if we have to drive that is fine, but would like to keep it to places that are less than 30 mins or so away.