I stopped at Hellbender Burritos on the way to Timberline. I ordered a $6.95 Gendarme, which is a steak and mushroom burrito.
Excellent!! The steak was cooked to order and all other ingredients tasted fresh and yummy. They had $1 PBR pints, but I opted for a WV Brewing Company IPA instead at $3. Ok, I'm a snob. Sorry, but a quality beer in the district costs $5.50 or more so the IPA was still a bargain at $3.
Where in DC can you have a great affordable meal, sit in front of a fire, read a paper, watch TV and chill after a long drive? Nowhere!!!! Moreover, the service at Hellbender was fast and efficient. I highly recommend the place, especially if Sirianni's Pizza Cafe is busy and you are in a hurry. Refreshed, I had then had the energy to shop for the rest of the weekend meals at Shop-n-Save.
These are Hellbender's hours of operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Closed Mondays (Except Holidays)http://www.hellbenderburritos.com/
PS The new bridge over the Blackwater river is open--just in time for the season.