I should mention that I worked on these in various new spots around DC, many of which were lovely. I went to the French joint Bistro Bistro in Dupont Circle to drink a $2.50 glass of wine during the tail end of their happy hour. After half an hour, the bartender poured me a second glass for free. You seem to be enjoying our characters, she told me, since I'd been in close proximity to one of their odder old regulars who seemed to be a bit on the colorful side. Anyway, I hope I can go back there soon and get a proper meal.