UPDATE: It's getting downright blustery outside, so use our tasty roundup of the DMV's best noodle soups to warm up this weekend. This story was originally published on January 9, 2013.Winter may have officially started a few weeks ago, but we all know that we have yet to feel the worst of it. There'll be a lot more cold, dreary, and gray days before the cherry blossoms bloom again. But, fortunately, we know just the way to cure an epic case of the winter doldrums: A steaming bowl of noodles, preferably accompanied by perfectly spiced broth and a cozy setting.
Whether you opt for Vietnamese pho or Japanese ramen, there's no denying the comforting, belly-warming power of tasty broth and hearty noodles. The right combo can fix everything from hangovers to heartbreaks to the common cold. Click through to discover our favorite noodle bars in the DMV, then get ready to sip and slurp your way to culinary happiness.