clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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 Tacos: Solly's

Tacos at Sloppy Mama's [Photo: R. Lopez]

Tacos at Sloppy Mama's [Photo: R. Lopez]

For those who haven't heard, it's Barbecue Week on the site this week. One restaurant offering a special dish is Sloppy Mama's, who is serving up weeping critter tacos over at Solly's. Head there Friday night to pair said tacos with Solly's chill, laid-back vibe. Find other specials here.

Get there first: Day drinking at Canteen

Canteen [Photo: Facebook]

Canteen [Photo: Facebook]

Neighborhood Restaurant Group debuts a new beer garden this weekend. Head downtown for game tournaments, live music, and naturally, lots of beer. Bonus: Nate Anda's hot dogs will be on the menu.

Saturday night dinner: Capitol Hill Crab Cakes

Capitol Hil Crab Cakes [Photo: Yelp]

Capitol Hil Crab Cakes [Photo: Yelp]

It's Anacostia Week over at sister site Curbed DC. Eater created an Anacostia dining map for the occasion. Highlighted this week: Capitol Hill Crab Cakes, which has not only its namesake items, but crab fries and other fish dishes as well.

Sunday lunch: Fat Pete's

Fat Pete's [Photo: R. Lopez]

Fat Pete's [Photo: R. Lopez]

Doesn't the scene over at this Cleveland Park barbecue haunt look festive? A D.C. favorite, Fat Pete's is a good choice for a broad range of barbecue eaters (even vegetarians), since they don't specialize in just one particular region's style.

Sunday night dinner: The Riggsby

The Riggsby [Photo: R. Lopez]

The Riggsby [Photo: R. Lopez]

The Riggsby's supper club vibe just feels right for a Sunday evening dinner of anything from schnitzel to Caesar salad to roasted chicken. The comfortable restaurant is a nice choice for less adventurous dining companions, too. Running late? The restaurant just launched a late-night menu at the bar, too.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater DC newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world