5. Go on an Ethiopian food crawl
Other cities might have an Ethiopian spot here and there, but DC has one of the largest populations of Ethiopians outside of Ethiopia, and restos ranging from white tablecloth to neighborhood hangs with meat-scooping injera. If you run into anyone of Ethiopian descent, ask them where they take their family for dinner, and stress it's because you love the food and you're totally not a stalker. Whether they say Meskerem, Keren, Ethiopic, or Dukem, you know you're gonna get some of the world's best cuisine.