Friday night drinks: Archipelago
Nothing makes it feel quite like vacation as a tiki bar. Head to U Street's newest for some potent takes on the classics, as well as new creations. Their pina colada is simple but irresistible.
Friday night dinner: Whaley's
See what this brand new addition to the waterfront, courtesy of the DGS Delicatessen team, has to offer. Sample soft-shells, oysters, and so much more.
Saturday early drinks and snack: Conosci
Poke is all the rage. Try the version at this hot new crudo bar, and pair it with a glass of wine for a cocktail. The restaurant also can work magic with non-seafood dishes like risotto and mushrooms.
Saturday night dinner in the Suburbs: SER
SER is a bit of a trendsetter in its embrace of the tapas-like pintxos, but there are plenty of reasons to recommend this cozy Arlington restaurant. Among them: paella, Spanish wines, barnacles, pork...
Get there first: Brunch at the new Majestic
The Majestic just reopened in Alexandria with a new menu and a new look. Their first official brunch service will be this weekend. Try dishes like avocado toast, eggs in purgatory, and more.