Anyway, back to the eats. In Atlanta if you're ever in the Midtown area, I'd recommend the following places to eat:
Einstein's for breakfast/brunch - try the french toast with peanut butter, bananas and white chocolate.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate - rotating microbrew taps and really good appetizers, also open late
Zocalo Mexican - great food, outdoor patio atmosphere, but prices are a bit steep
Also don't forget the great bar scene in Midtown too.
In DC I did some barhopping around Chinatown/Verizon Center but the best stop by far was Graffiato, the new restaurant by Top Chef alum Mike Isabella. It's a nicely renovated space that features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The pizza was great but the chicken thighs in pepperoni sauce stole the show. The skin of the chicken thighs was perfectly crispy and the pepperoni sauce was substantial with lots of tomato and a pepperoni finish that made my friend Lou say "Wow!" We'd definitely order that again. Here are a couple pictures of the food at Graffiato, definitely go if you can get a seat, reservations available on OpenTable.