I am a foodie/food industry employee from New York's preppy do-good little brother, DC, coming up for the weekend. I am looking to go out Friday night, Saturday night and possibly for a brunch either Saturday or Sunday. The brunch I would be looking to stay somewhat close to my hotel near Bryant Park. The other meals I am pretty open. Since I am going out a lot I would like to keep the prices in the moderate range. I would really like to go somewhere they are doing new and/or interesting things in the flavor department. Cool "hip" atmosphere a plus but definitely not required.