The F St outpost of the tasty burger chain serves up the addicting burgers, dogs, shakes, and concretes you know and love.
A Washington Circle counter-orderer describing itself as "no-nonsense", BT&S eschews rubber chickens and flower lapels that shoot water at you in favor of rough-hewn reclaimed wood, a giant multi-color wall with George Washington's portrait (by noted urban street artist Jazi Rock), and tabletops made from sugarcane.
Proving that the only thing he has more of than delicious steaks & burgers is clever puns, Michael Landrum's Ray's To The Third: a minimalist Arlington eatery (granite bar, basic wood tables) that lets the mouth-watering steak frites do the talking, especially if you get them ultra, ultra rare.
Stop by Palena for casual Italian eats -- roasted cauliflower, hog loin steak, fried fish -- on Connecticut. Don't miss the market on your way out for baked goods and fancy olive oils.