Get your game on at Comet Ping Pong. This über-design-conscious pizzeria with a table tennis bent draws everyone from urban hipsters to the baby-stroller set, making for a low-key atmosphere where even out-of-towners feel right at home. It has design elements typically reserved for rejuvenated loft districts-18-foot ceilings, raw timber beams, skylights, and reclaimed barn wood seating. And with a menu dedicated to top-quality, seasonal products, this little eatery on a quiet stretch of D.C.'s Connecticut Avenue is where good taste meets good taste.
Settle into a green-topped booth for one of their wood-fired pies. Thin and crisp, they're smeared with honey-tinged tomato sauce and piled high with smoked mozzarella, asparagus, whole soft-shell crab, or even plain-old pepperoni. Work up an appetite for dessert-gooey sundaes made with locally churned Moorenko's Ice Cream-with a game of table tennis in the back. Your serve. Comet Ping Pong: 5037 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20008; (202) 364-0404. Entrées: $8.50-$18.