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Florida Avenue Grill, Washington, D.C.
It's our guess that a lot of political deals have been discussed at this venerable house of hotcakes and country ham. The breakfasts are renowned, as are the clientele, who often don their Sunday best, heading here for a post-church brunch. Florida Avenue Grill also plates a great meat-and-three dinner, be it traditional meatloaf or super southern chitterlings. Lacey C. Wilson Jr. has been running the show for more than 30 years, inheriting the operation from his parents, who opened it in 1944.