Try a new watering hole: Friday & Saturday Night Drinks at Bar à Vin
The new wine bar from the team behind Chez Billy Sud (which also sits right next door) will prove a worthy alternative to the usual weekend night drinking options. The focus is on French wine cocktails, beers, aperitifs and digestifs. CBS was named by Zagat as one of D.C.'s most romantic restaurants, so this would be a great place to woo a date — then head next door to continue the party.
Get there first: Kyirisan
Tim Ma's hotly anticipated new restaurant in The Shay opened earlier this week — what better place to go this weekend than something super buzzworthy? Kyirisan focuses on Southeastern Asian flavors, and while Ma specifically said he was going for more of a homey, not-at-all-hipster vibe, we're thinking the hype surrounding this spot might make it a super-hip place anyway.
Get there before it closes: Poste
This was a big week for restaurant closing announcements. One of the more notable? Poste Moderne Brasserie, which has open since 2002. While it's being swapped out for something else come Fall (and will have the restaurant's executive chef Kyoo Eom at the helm), it will only maintain service until May 31 — and the patio's closing April 25. While Poste is planning to have some good-bye events closer to closing, get in now to take gorge on French eats like oysters, beef tartare and steak frites.
Avoid Easter brunch insanity: Bob & Edith's
Rather not brave the crowds for a special Easter brunch — but still want to, ya know, break the fast? Head to a diner for no-frills (but still excellent) first meal on Saturday or Sunday. We recommend going to Bob & Edith's — open 24-hours, old-school vibes, classic menu. What's not to like?
Because critics love it (and it's delicious): Northwest Chinese Food
Back in late January, the critics were raving about Northwest Chinese Food, an unassuming spot in College Park. Make some time to check it out this weekend. Owner Hua Wang is from the Liaoning Province, and her food is all about complex spice, hand-cut noodles and fair (ahem, affordable) prices. Try the hot oil-seared noodles for a big bowl of spicy, tasty carbs.