first, thanks in advance...!
second...i have NO knowledge of the chow scene in DC but plan on reading my way thru this board,
so: question #1...where to start looking ie what are the neigborhoods/areas in DC with the chow? where is a cool central locale to start looking for a hotel to situate us between the typical DC attractions spots and the not touristy food (read: chow)
looking for lively spots, great food, craft and or well made cocktails, prefer a mix of cuisines for a 4-5 day visit...unique dishes a plus...dives not excluded...fancy-not us, but we clean up nicely for most spots..lol...