DC has become a city of foodies lately and for good reason. Sadly, its timing has coincided with the recession. So what's a foodie to do?
Grab some cheap, original eats at DC-3.
DC-3, located conveniently near the Eastern Market metro station, has unique foods. Like hot dogs.
Stay with me here. Food Network knows this is a foodie hideout; DC-3 was featured on their hit show "Heat Seekers."
Fried pickle chips? Don't be intimidated. If you're unsure about putting them on your dog, grab yourself a side order. The vinagar-soaked thinly sliced pickles cuts through the light breading and it's accompanied by a creamy tangy dipping sauce.
With other items of note like cotton candy and fried Oreos a la mode, and classic choices such as hand-cut fries and a selection of beer, you can eat like a foodie and pay like the Capitol Hill intern that you likely are.