Try a new place (and avoid Restaurant Week): Takumi
Try Falls Church's new, ambitious sushi shop (from a Kaz Sushi Bistro veteran) and avoid Restaurant Week crowds in the process.
Late night drunk food: Kangaroo Boxing Club
Readers were excited to hear the news that Smokey's Poutine plans to expand in Maryland. But don't forget that some of D.C.'s own restaurants put a spin on the Canadian dish. Try Kangaroo Boxing Club's version, topped with maple cheddar and chicken gravy.
Blowout dinner: Beast Feast at Birch & Barley
Chef Kyle Bailey will soon be moving on from the restaurant. But one of the best ways to experience his cooking is by booking the restaurant's Beast Feast, a family-style meal. A last big meal there should tide fans over until Bailey gets going with his new gig.
A civilized nightcap: Scotch Bar at the Willard
Among D.C.'s essential whiskey bars, the Willard's tiny Scotch Bar is an underrated gem. Learn more about the various regions where whisky comes from just by taking a seat at the bar and asking the smart staff some questions.
Support a local dive: Millie & Al's
The building housing this bar is for sale, though the bar says it isn't going anywhere. But previous dive bar closings in Adams Morgan serve as a reminder that bars are for drinking, not just for nostalgic memories of nights past, if they're going to remain open.