Hello DC chowhounders. My hubbie and I will be headed to DC mid August through at least late November, possibly December. We are so excited to get out on the great food scene there. Already looking foward to Michel Richards Central and interested in City Zen. Our favorites include real italian, sushi and seafood, thai, bistros, tapas, a great steak place, home style, southern cooking from time to time. We love doing brunch, and are big tea and coffee house, wine bar types. So basically anything goes, lol. We eat out at a high end place once or twice a month ($200ish for 2), and average to lower priced once a week or so. I would love to find a great cheese shop (its my favorite food on earth), a trustworthy butcher and fishmonger. I did see you have whole foods, but also love to hit the farmers markets as often as possible. I believe we will be living near Vernon Square/convention area. We do have a car, and are willing to drive for great grub. Any advice you can give, favorite spots, must go's, hidden gems, we appreciate it!