Ciao from Rome, Italy, welcome to DC!! Which part of England are you from? I have been there quite a few times, lots of great memories... scones with devonshire cream, Yorkie puds and cheese & onion pasties are among them, too
Anyone heard of, or involved in Slow Food movement? They promote good dining, and are anti fast food. I thought about setting up a local convivium in Marlow, England. Plenty of discerning people around here who enjoy good food and wine.