We will arrive in DC on Wednesday, so we can attend a ceremony at Arlington on Thursday morning. I'm not familiar with DC at all. We are staying at a hotel in Arlington. We have a car and are willing to drive near or far to find a great place to eat. We would rather eat at a terrific local place in a neighborhood than a swanky downtown restaurant. Great food is what we are after; decor and the like come in a distant second. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Including directions and or the phone number of the restaurant would be helpful.
Also, on Thursday afternoon we will be driving to New York City. If anyone can recommend a place to stop for a bite to eat about 2 or 3 hours north of DC, that would also be very helpful.