Chances are, most people already have a pretty good idea of what they're planning to do tomorrow for the Fourth of July. But for the procrastinators among us, Eater has put together eight food-centric options for Independence Day. When in doubt, grilled food or fried chicken is involved.
1) Music and brisket: Hill Country's Backyard BBQ will open at noon on the lawn of the National Building Museum. Mic Harrison and Kevin Abernathy, along with South Rail and Justin Jones are scheduled for various times throughout the day.
2) Pies pies pies: Pearl Dive has a picnic to go basket for $30 with fried chicken, blueberry hand pies and more. But for those who just want dessert, there are plenty of full pies available to order in flavors like Key Lime (most priced $25-30).
3) Get presidential: Nothing says July 4 quite like a presidentially themed restaurant, and naturally Lincoln is ready to oblige with its American Dream BBQ. For $29, those who stop by can indulge on chicken and duck sausages, freedom fries and more.
4) Enjoy brunch on a Thursday: Masa 14 will host its bottomless brunch for $35 per person beginning at 10 a.m.
5) Be a good guest: Bring a bunch of red, white and blueberry cupcakes to your neighborhood barbecue, courtesy of Sprinkles.
6) Or be a good host: Stock up on grilling supplies at Red Apron Butchery, where home cooks can pick up 15 types of sausage, hamburger grill packs and more. Head there today — the restaurants and butcher shops are closed tomorrow.
7) Indulge in D.C.'s favorite trend: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is offering a $35 box stuffed with fried chicken and doughnuts.
8) Attend a blow-out: Brightest Young Things is the master of wild parties, and July 4 will be no exception. It's a pool party at Capitol Skyline with burgers, Dangerously Delicious Pies and more.