I'm thinking that the item about Bill Clinton's former love of "five or six" pork chops got readers appetites up for some chops. Understandably. At this time of year it can be a treat to dine on a well-brined pork chop with homemade applesauce and roasted potatoes. Go for it. But maybe one or two instead of five or six. I recommend the butcher at Wagshall's in Spring Valley.
But while on the subject of food, also to consider: the homemade donuts served at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace during Sunday brunch. They don't take reservations. It helps to arrive early, 11 or 12, or late, but by then the donuts are gone.
Or maybe the Fried Chicken or Waldorf Salad at America Eats. This archival restaurant, created as a virtual museum piece by Jose Andres, is on OpenTable. Their drinks menu is a lot of fun, with artisinal cocktails from America's past. Also, consider trying The Hamilton, mentioned in an earlier post.
And a really good deal to consider: Maine lobsters. Bobby Moore sent an email announcing that today at Cannon's Seafood in Georgetown he would be selling 2 and 4 lb lobsters at $10 a pound. He'll steam and crack them for you, too. Give him a call and put in your order for Saturday night dinner: 202.337.8366. It's fun to stay home the weekend before Restaurant Week, when many people are out every night.