Sorry, I know this will be a long post. Son recently graduated from VT, lives 1 block from Ballston Metro stop in Arlington, working at Carderock in North Bethesda since Sept 1. Husband has 3 day conference at Bethesda Hyatt (on metro), I have 1 day conference in Chantilly. We are from Alabama, so can skip BBQ, southern comfort and New Orleans food. Son has car but will be working during the week. They must watch LSU-Bama game Saturday evening at 5-don't know if this is nationwide broadcast or not. I will ride the metro to DC at least one day that the husband is in conference and son is working (assume it would be safe to do it alone) and will try CF Folks for the crabcake sandwich. Son is very cheap and hasn't eaten anywhere good yet. Son voted to eat in this order: sushi, Italian, Thai or Indian, Brewpub, Steak, Ethiopian, American, French, Pizza, Spanish. Husband voted Greek or Mediterranean, Italian, French, Thai and then quit voting but said not Ethiopian. Son wants to try happy hour at Cafe Mozart, as he misses the German beer on his European graduation trip. I am considering Restaurant Eve, Ray's the Steaks, David Craig, Matuba, Passage to India, Black's Bar, Palena, Sushi-Ko, Thai Square, Dinos, Asahi Kaiten. We might go to Mt Vernon one day, anything there? So I need help eliminating or maybe better suggestions. Son might be able to swing lunch as well, but I can't eat 2 giant meals a day. Sunday night will be at cousin's in Fairfax. Now that you know our life history, any recommendations?