Photo by Deb Lindsey.

Editors' Pick

Best DIY Experience

For a do-it-yourself, all-you-can-eat experience that is also loads of fun, head to Urban Hot Pot in the Galvan at Twinbrook apartments on Rockville Pike for Chinese hot pot. While at your table, you choose a variety of vegetables and proteins from a conveyor belt passing by or order them from an iPad, then cook them in your individual pot of simmering broth (there are three choices of flavors). There’s also a make-your-own-dipping-sauce bar. Pro tip: This place is busy, so use the Yelp Nowait app to put your name on a waitlist before you arrive. Prices: $18.99 for lunch Monday through Friday; $25.99 all other times. Half price for kids younger than 10.

1800 Rockville Pike, H2, Rockville; 240-669-6710; urbanhotpot.com