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You have questions. We have answers. Lots of them. For this week’s cover story, readers asked us about some of D.C.’s mysteries and quandaries, and we dug to the bottom of them. Check out the food and drink related questions below, then take a look at the full Answers Issue here.

How much weight should I give to restaurants’ health code violations?

Are there any restaurants in the District that sell South Carolina-style barbecue?

I am tired of PX glaring through their creepy peephole and deciding I’m not good enough for their stupid overpriced drinks. Is it legal for them to refuse service based on my looks?

Why is it that as soon as a restaurant or bar opens it becomes packed immediately, but none of the established places become less crowded?

Why is the license to make ice cream in D.C. prohibitively expensive?