Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café is a bookstore, restaurant, and a Washington, D.C. institution since 1976. Browse the latest book titles at the front of this Dupont Circle shop, and then head to the podium in the back of the bookstore to get a table. The restaurant is located in a greenhouse-style, open- air room called the "solarium." Those walking on the sidewalk beside the solarium watch as diners eat in an open setting complete with high ceilings and plenty of windows that still manages to feel private. When the weather is nice, guests can sit outside. The restaurant dishes out a mix of classic and innovative fare like crab quesadillas, butternut squash ravioli, and D.C.-inspired plates like Obama family chili, made with ground beef shoulder, spices, tomato, sweet peppers, and sour cream.