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Five 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 night dinner: Et Voila!

Et Voila! [Photo: Facebook]

Et Voila! [Photo: Facebook]

"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

Beard Papas [Photo: R. Lopez]

Beard Papas [Photo: R. Lopez]

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

Cork Wine Bar [Photo: Facebook] Photo: Cork Wine Bar

Cork Wine Bar [Photo: Facebook]

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

Duck Donuts [Photo: Facebook]

Duck Donuts [Photo: Facebook]

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

Timber Pizza [Photo: Facebook]

Timber Pizza [Photo: Facebook]

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.

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