1. Founding Farmers.
Founding Farmers is known for their farm-fresh, brunches, lunches and dinner. The restaurant sources all their delicious products from American farms, ranches and fisheries. Some must try menu items include: the fried green tomatoes, the corn bread, ribs and the B Baby's Beignets. Be sure to make reservations a few weeks in advance because Founding Farmers fills up fast.
2. Pho DC
In the cold of winter, nothing warms you up faster than a bowl of pho. Located just off of the Gallery PI Metro Station, Pho DC is a great place for any of your Vietnamese favorites including pho, fresh spring rolls and an assortment of tropical drinks. If you're closer to Georgetown and looking for pho, check out Miss Saigon.
3. The Tombs
A favorite of Georgetown students, The Tombs is located deep in Georgetown- so prepare for a long walk, or rent a zip car. Aside from your typical sandwiches and soups, Tombs has great stews, pasta and quesdillas. It's really a one stop shop for anything you might be craving.
4. Ethiopian food
While I regretfully admit that I never had a chance to chow down for a night of Ethiopian feasting, from what I hear it's absolutely to die for. I won't suggest a specific restaurant since I don't know of any, but I hear U Street has an abundance Ethiopian places... for more info contact Mackenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org :)