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5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: new restaurants, old favorites, and restaurants that pair well with fun weekend activities.

Friday

Try a new place (and avoid Restaurant Week): Takumi

[Photo: Missy Frederick]

[Photo: Missy Frederick]

Try Falls Church's new, ambitious sushi shop (from a Kaz Sushi Bistro veteran) and avoid Restaurant Week crowds in the process.

Late night drunk food: Kangaroo Boxing Club

Photo: Facebook

[Photo: Facebook]

Readers were excited to hear the news that Smokey's Poutine plans to expand in Maryland. But don't forget that some of D.C.'s own restaurants put a spin on the Canadian dish. Try Kangaroo Boxing Club's version, topped with maple cheddar and chicken gravy.

Saturday:

Blowout dinner: Beast Feast at Birch & Barley

[Photo: Facebook]

[Photo: Facebook]

Chef Kyle Bailey will soon be moving on from the restaurant. But one of the best ways to experience his cooking is by booking the restaurant's Beast Feast, a family-style meal. A last big meal there should tide fans over until Bailey gets going with his new gig.

A civilized nightcap: Scotch Bar at the Willard

[Photo: Official]

[Photo: Official]

Among D.C.'s essential whiskey bars, the Willard's tiny Scotch Bar is an underrated gem. Learn more about the various regions where whisky comes from just by taking a seat at the bar and asking the smart staff some questions.

Sunday

Support a local dive: Millie & Al's

Photo: Official

Photo: Official

The building housing this bar is for sale, though the bar says it isn't going anywhere. But previous dive bar closings in Adams Morgan serve as a reminder that bars are for drinking, not just for nostalgic memories of nights past, if they're going to remain open.

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