The cool thing about Kramerbooks is that there is a really, really good restaurant attached-- Afterwords (ha!). I mean, really really good. And inexpensive! It would even be considered inexpensive in Cincinnati-- our entrees were no more than $17 each, and once you see the pictures, you'll know why we were so impressed. We actually ate there twice (after a failed attempt to go to Cafe Citron), it's that good.
That drink is a Billary: soda, lime, and a sidecar of watermelon and pomegranate shots. Can't have one without the other. Ha, ha. They also had a Client #9 (a white wine Spitzer!) and other drinks under the heading "Electile Dysfunction"-- the inability to get excited about any candidate. Ha.
Terry ordered the crab cake plate. I ended up stealing bites of his pasta all night-- it was smoky and creamy and rich and amazingly delicious.
If I had a hall of fame (which I should), this place should go into it. The surroundings are unpretentious, the service is casual but competent, and the food is fantastic and inexpensive. If you get to DC and are on a budget (or aren't, and just want good food), I recommend Afterwords. I can't wait to go back!