I'm visiting Alexandria and DC for a 3 days in early Nov. Will be staying at Embassy Suites for a conference and visiting DC during spare time. I'm coming from NYC so am really looking for places or types of food that we don't get here. Generally, are there any food specialties that DC is known for that is so-so in NYC? This will help narrow down choices since I will only have a limited number of meals.
Any places you'd recommend closeby to Embassy Suites for lunch? Looking for dives or moderately priced meals ($20 in total).