Why choose between vices like ice cream and alcohol when you can indulge in both at once? At Ted's Bulletin, "adult milkshakes" are a crowd favorite -- towering glasses of blended home-made ice cream spiked with things like peppermint schnapps, Irish cream and coconut rum. And for those who can stomach more than a boozy shake, the D.C. mainstay offers a full menu of morning and afternoon eats. Best known for its brunch, the place boasts home-made pop tarts, hefty egg plates, and a "Walk Of Shame Burrito," stuffed with sausage, cheese and hash-browns. The trendy, leather-booth-lined space is equally as appealing as the entrées (and equally instragrammable), and the bar offers plenty of coffee, and a traditional cocktail menu, for when the dairy-liquor combo doesn't necessarily appeal.
Following up Palena, Cityzen, and Cork is this joint from Ron Tanaka, a modern American resto in Shaw.
Legit Italian grub in a ritzy space that doesn't match the less-than-skyhigh prices.
BYOP (build your own pizza) at this downtown pie joint, where a a few bucks gets you four toppings (not counting cheese and sauce) and a piping hot pie in under 3mins.