Drinks at a New Bar: The Twisted Horn
Shake up the routine tonight and make the trek over to Petworth and sample this new bar from Jamie Leeds and Megan Coyle. Bonus tip: Eater editor Meredith Bethune enjoys the onigiri snacks there. Pair one with a super-spicy Saboteur Sling or maybe a Mezcal negroni.
Get there first (for a tipsy brunch): Pennsylvania 6
New raw bar restaurant Pennsylvania 6 launches its champagne-centric brunch this Saturday. Go there with friends to take full advantage of the restaurant's champagne bar.
Outsmart the crowds: Date night at Centrolina
With two major critics in town reviewing Momofuku CCDC this week, it's no secret the David Chang spot will be even more crowded than usual. So instead, support the local purveyor at CityCenterDC and make a visit to Centrolina (OpenTable shows several times available for parties of two). Be sure to make a reservation, becuase there's a decent chance those turned away at Momofuku will wander over to the Italian restaurant's bar.
Grab a sandwich at: Shake Shack Tysons — and go ice skating
The winter weather is still being a little weird, but it is predicted to be as cold as 40 degrees in Northern Virginia Sunday. So combine a fun afternoon skating around the tiny ice rink at Tysons Corner with a sampling of the new Chick'n Shack sandwich. Shake Shack is practically adjacent to the rink, so make sure to burn as many calories as possible skating to make up for the fried food.
Sunday dinner with friends: Zentan's Kuidaore feast
Get together a group of friends and make a reservation for Zentan's new tasting menu of sorts, which encourages diners to stuff themselves silly with homey dishes like okonomiyaki, udon, karaage and more. The price is $65 per person.