Greetings from Minnesota. Hope this isn't too broad -- I've done as much reading as I can (thanks, by the way) and I'm looking to fill in a gap.
I'll be back in my old 'hood (Annandale/Fairfax) for a few days. It seems like Eyo for Ethiopian and A&J for Chinese are "my kind of places"/on my list. I'd like to fill in a Korean BBQ place since we don't have a single source of Korean BBQ up here (although we have a couple average Korean restaurants).
I'd like something along the lines of the other places -- approachable, casual, interesting.
I'll be up in DC at some point (I'm driving out so I'll have a car), so if there's a place somewhere else that's a "must do" (meaning Korean BBQ, but I suppose if there's an especially noteworthy ethnic dive I'd like that), I'll drive. I lived in Annandale for 10 years and know my way around DC.
For reference, the last few times I was out, I was in DC/Arlington for work. I hit Makoto, Good Stuff Eatery (and the pizza place next to it), a few things at a Nationals game, and this one from two years ago:
Thanks in advance! - Dave