Friday Night Dinner: The Red Hen
The Red Hen (an Eater 38 stalwart) is always a fabulous place to grab dinner, but their anniversary this weekend also means special champagne selections. Odds are you aren't getting a reservation at this point, but The Red Hen always keeps a substantial number of tables open for walk-ins, and the bar is a great place to experience the restaurant, too.
Saturday brunch: Whitlow's on Wilson
Crab legs were on the city's mind these past few days — Eater's roundup of all-you-can-eat snow crab specials was the top story for the week. Sample one such special at Whitlow's on Wilson: their weekend brunch buffet includes crab legs, among other dishes. A rooftop tiki drink after doesn't sound like a bad idea, either.
Saturday Day-Drinking: Bluejacket
Headed to Navy Yard for the Sakura Matsuri festival? Cap the festivities off with a beer from this ambitious brewery. Just take the metro or cab/Uber it — with the festival, parking is going to be a nightmare.
Sunday Vegan Brunch: Equinox
See what all the buzz is about by sampling the vegan brunch at Equinox this weekend — now that spring produce is finally appearing, a vegetable-centric meal is a lot more appealing.
Sunday Evening Patio Time: The Dabney
The Dabney's patio just opened up a few days ago (one of many new additions to the scene this year), which sounds like the perfect setting to sample the seasonal cocktails and hyper-local menu at this restaurant.