This week's recommendations lean heavily towards those restaurants offering standout snow deals, due to the impending storm, spread across five different neighborhoods. If these restaurants aren't within walking distance, stay at home and cook something or check Eater's list of closures and snow specials for something closer. And always make sure to call ahead in case last-minute weather or staffing issues end up crippling the restaurants.
*Friday night happy hour: Sushi Taro
Sushi Taro is extending its always-terrific half-priced sushi happy hour to the entire dining room tonight. They'll sell until they run out and wrap things up around 8 p.m.
*Weekend day-drinking classy option: Kapnos
Kapnos is rocking the U Street neighborhood with all-day happy hour during the storm. Pair those discounted drinks with warm roasted meats, mezze and more.
Weekend day-drinking chill option: The Pug
The Pug is one of those bars that always feels like a neighborhood gathering place, and they make a special effort to keep things open during tough weather days. They'll offer $1 off drafts for every six inches of snow and still have discounts if the snow is a bust.
*Saturday night dinner at the bar: Mintwood Place
Sure, new sister-restaurant Convivial gets all the attention lately. But head to Cedric Maupillier's Adams Morgan haunt Saturday night for all-night happy hour if more than 10 inches fall today (though keep an eye on their Facebook page in case they end up having staffing issues). If the deal doesn't happen, their burgers, escargots hush puppies and schnitzel will still be there.
*Hot weekend lunch: Peruvian ramen at Del Campo
Victor Albisu's restaurant has been trying out a new dish that's perfect for these colder days. Peruvian ramen will be available all weekend for $15.