Friday night dinner: Et Voila!
"Why don't I go there more often?" Except for those who live in the Palisades, Et Voila! has the potential to be one of those restaurants. It's a bit of a hike from some areas in D.C., but anytime one grabs a table at this cozy Belgian restaurant, it's hard not to make a vow to visit more frequently. Start the weekend off right with some mussels, carbonnade or duck confit. There are plenty of tables available on OpenTable right now.
Saturday cream puffs: Beard Papas
Turn to this new addition to Georgetown (one of several) for a Saturday morning or afternoon pick-up. Cream puffs? Eclairs? They have 'em.
Saturday Night Dinner: Cork Wine Bar
This week's closing of Posto was a sobering reminder that it's hard out there for 14th Street restaurants that aren't the hottest new thing. Salute one of Logan Circle's earlier arrivals — say, Cork, Rice or Great Wall — for dinner this weekend.
Sunday morning breakfast: Duck Donuts
Non Outer Banks vacationers might not yet be familiar with Duck Donuts, the North Carolina franchise that's been expanding in the D.C. suburbs lately. Suburbanites can now give them a try in Arlington, Fairfax, Herndon and now, Rockville. Recommended: maple bacon and cinnamon sugar.
Saturday lunch: Timber Pop-Up
It's a good time for pop-ups in DC, but after this weekend, it's time to say goodbye to Timber Pizza Company (which is getting close to opening its own location). Stop there before before 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the former Blind Dog Cafe space.