A few days ago, the City Paper ran an interesting little slice of life on those workers who are at the Coupe, the 24-hour diner at 3415 11th Street NW, late at night. It follows some of the late night workers dealing with a big crowd, drunk people and boredom as the night goes on.
Pretty neat stuff. I've been to the Coupe a few times late at night (hopefully not too inebriated) and it's been pretty tasty. Sometimes you just need some 3 am pie.