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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 Happy Hour Patio Drinks: Clare & Don's

Clare & Don's [Photo: Facebook]

Clare & Don's [Photo: Facebook]

The weather is nice and it's a good weekend to just pretend to be on vacation. Do it somewhere like Clare & Don's, the beach-themed patio bar in Falls Church. Order a cheesy tropical drink, and settle in for some fish tacos and sunshine.

Saturday Lunch: Peter Chang China Cafe

Peter Chang [Photo: R. Lopez]

Peter Chang [Photo: R. Lopez]

Saturday morning and afternoon are going to be pretty terrible for driving around the city due to marathon-related street closures. So suburbanites should stay home for lunch. Virginians: make this the day for finally trying Peter Chang's bamboo fish, grandma's noodles, scallion bubble pancake and more.

Saturday Patio Drinks: Denizens Brewing Company

Denizens [Photo: Facebook]

Denizens [Photo: Facebook]

Meanwhile, Maryland residents should enjoy Denizen's expansive patio during the day Saturday and see what's on tap at the brewery. Don't forget to get a growler to go.

Saturday Night Dinner: Osteria Morini

Osteria Morini [Photo: Facebook]

Osteria Morini [Photo: Facebook]

The light-up rabbits may have left Yards Park (sadness) but Saturday's still a fine time to venture to the Navy Yard development. Enjoy pastas, desserts and more at this waterfront gem.

Sunday Brunch with the family: Republic

Republic [Photo: R. Lopez]

Republic [Photo: R. Lopez]

Republic has always been a reliable brunch option, and now the Takoma Park restaurant is making things even more family-friendly with a new kids menu. Health-conscious parents can even make the kids order the broccoli instead of the fries.

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