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  1. Upscale: Pan roasted duck breast, served with summer beans, hakurei turnips, and black garlic duck jus, at Eventide, $27; 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, (703) 276-3165
  2. Mid-range: Alligator and crawfish sliders at the Cajun Experience, $12; 1825 18th St. NW, (202) 670-4416
  3. Dive: Crab dog (pictured), served with cheese puffs, at The Pug, $7; 1234 H St. NE, (202) 388-8554

Photo by Chris Shott