The article mentions that the President eats at The Source in our neighborhood before going in depth about Penn Quarter later in the article. It says Penn Quarter was "once sketchy" and is now "more vibrant."
"The once-sketchy Penn Quarter downtown gets more vibrant yearly. Anchored by the Verizon Center sports arena (home of the Wizards basketball team and Capitals hockey team), you'll find the popular International Spy Museum, theaters including Ford's Theatre and dozens of restaurants including currently red-hot Rasika . Its upscale Indian cuisine and sophisticated décor fills it nightly . . . Try lamb Roganjosh with caramelized onions and Indian spices . . . For Mediterranean tapas, sample the work of D.C. star chef José Andrés at spacious Zaytinya , which has a bar overlooking the dining room made for people-watching."You can read the full article here.