"Blues Alley is a jazz supper club in Georgetown. It's intimate, and all the headliners go there. It's been there forever. You can also go to Nathan's in Georgetown for a drink. It's at the crossroads of M Street and Wisconsin, so it's in the heart of the action. It's run by a woman named Carol Joynt, a longtime CNN reporter and producer, so a lot of people hang out there."
"When I had my first job on Capitol Hill back in the early 1980s, I would go to the Eastern Market. It's about seven blocks south of the Capitol. It's a farmer's market, a great big old warehouse with butchers and cheese makers and people coming to set up their stalls with produce. In the back corner, there's a breakfast bar. You just walk up, get a paper plate, and they have the best homemade pancakes and sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches on homemade bread. It's probably been there 30 or 40 years. It's real down-home. For a Tex-Mex brunch, go to Austin Grill. They have great migas and fresh tortillas. Especially now, it's great because it will make you feel like you're in the president's home state of Texas. It's straight out of Austin."