I will be in D.C. for a week long work conference that is being held at the Reagan Center. Am ISO of a couple of recs to relieve myself from the typical conference buffets. The conference does provide 3 meals a day but there is little variety and while not awful, it's still, well....buffet food!
I am staying at the J.W. Marriott right across Penn Ave from the Reagan Center. Walking distance from the center and/or hotel preferred but would be willing to metro to a different locale for a "must do".
I like all types of food (other than steak houses) and generally lean towards very spicy and flavoral dishes. While, I'm not "cheap" I'll be covering these meals on my own dime so prefer to find a couple of great, casual spots that offer great food at a fair price.
What hidden gems lurk in this particular section of D.C.?
Thanks in advance!