Now that the AIA's District Architecture Center has opened in Penn Quarter, it's a natural fit that the National Convention and Design Exposition is being held here in DC. Architects from all over will be descending upon the Convention Center Thursday through Saturday.
Architecture DC has released a list called "Dine and Design DC," which introduces out-of-towners to restaurants in (our) area. Each restaurant gets a rundown of the architecture firm that designed it, design notes, and dine notes. Where applicable, it notes if the architecture has won any awards (as Zaytinya did in 2003, taking home the award for Excellence in Interior Architecture).
Even for the less-design-inclined, it's worth checking out pages 41-54 of the magazine.