In our hunt for Washington's 40 essential eats, we tapped a few higher-profile foodies to name their favorite dishes: From the Columbia Room's Derek Brown, we learned of the duck soup at the hidden-in-plain-sight Chinatown Express, where noodles are still stretched by hand daily; Travis Croxton of Union Market's Rappahannock Oyster Bar is a regular at Toki Underground, where he and his staff slurp down the pork-laced kimchi ramen.

He's here for you: Derek Brown (pictured) and Travis Croxton will take questions from GOG readers Thursday at 1 p.m. (Photo by Jim Webb).

Unbeknownst to us, the pair weren't  simply friends, but business partners who were quietly cooking up a 67-seat oyster and cocktail den on Seventh Street NW that will be known as Eat the Rich.

On Thursday at 1 p.m., you can ask the two about their plans, offer your own take on 40 Eats or grill them more about their favorite foods and cocktails when the pair join us for our 40 Eats-themed Got Plans? chat.

Submit your questions early here.