04/26/2012 07:44 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2012

Where To Get Your Grub On In Washington, D.C.

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.

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