It's business as usual in the nation's capital. But who knew it would ever sound so appetizing? Laura Carlson takes a break from red carpet reporting to eat lunch. Again and again.
When I moved to D.C. a few years ago, I knew I would be in a place filled with politics, power, and monuments. But the food scene caught me by surprise. Growing up in Boston, I was well-versed in fresh seafood; living in LA made me fall in love with fine food truck fare at dirt-cheap prices. I assumed D.C. would be row after row of steakhouses for big-time lobbyists on K Street. But the town is made up of transients from all over the world, and it's easy to find excellent French, Indian, and Italian restaurants on the same block.