In 1864-65, John Wilkes Booth and his cohorts allegedly cooked up plots at this Washington house to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Today, the old boarding house once owned by Booth confidant Mary Surratt is used for another kind of cooking -- it's an Asian restaurant called Wok & Roll that serves General Tso's bean curd for $7.75, Eight Treasure Clay Pot for $14.95, Mai Tais for $7.50 and large glasses of warm sake for $9.50. (Here's their full menu. Happy hours are weekdays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.)
"Woman as she was, she knew her business well; sick as she was, she had strength sufficient for her fearful purpose, and stern as the sentence was, its justice was absolute, its execution certain," the New York Times reported the day after Surratt was hanged. "We have heard many express the desire that the woman's life might be spared and its weary hours passed in the quiet of the prison, but no one who knew the President and his unmoveable nature supposed for an instant that the sentence would be changed in jot or tittle."