Can anyone help with these?
1. Where can I buy the kind of unadorned, oddly shaped dinner plates you see sometimes in restaurants (squares, rectangles, triangles, et cetera)
2. Are there any bakeries or restaurants around (especially in the District) that serve pain au chocolat?
3. How long has Dupont Grille been in business? Went once and am prepared to write the place off. Service was flat-out terrible and the food underwhelming -- vegetable side dishes, in particular, were overcooked afterthoughts. Perhaps this was just because the place is new and needs some time to develop. Anyone have good things to say about the place?